Meditation groups

Candlelight Meditation

Would you like to try meditation, or have you ever felt lonely in your meditation practice? Candlelight Meditation offers a weekly community of meditation practice, discussion, and sharing, followed by tea. You are warmly welcomed to this mediation group whether or not you have a religious tradition. Come shine your light. Note: Meetings are every Wednesday evening.

Meeting Location: Public Chapel*
Meeting Times: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Suggested Offering: $10-20

2017 Dates: Every Wednesday

Breath by Breath Meditation

Join us on the first and third Monday of each month, starting January 16 through June 19 for Breath by Breath Meditation. This twice-monthly daytime meditation group, a collaborative program between Copper Beech Institute and the Spiritual Life Center, is facilitated by Brandon Nappi and Ellen Graham. We invite everyone, no matter where you are on your journey, from newcomer to seasoned practitioner, if you have a faith tradition, or if you don’t have one. We look forward to meeting you. Note: All meeting dates are the first and third Monday of every month, beginning January 16, 2017

Meeting Location: Anam Cara Room
Meeting Time: Noon-1:00 p.m. 
Cost: Suggested Offering: $10-20

2017-18 Dates: September 18; October 2, 16; November 6, 20December 4, 18January 15; February 5, 19; March 5, 19; April 2, 16; May 7, 21; June 4, 18

* There will be no Breath by Breath on January 1 in observance of the New Year’s Holiday

New to Meditation at Copper Beech

Newcomers with previous meditation experience are welcome to join the group at any time. People in need of basic beginner’s meditation instruction are encouraged to first attend our monthly Introduction to Meditation Workshop before joining the group.


Copper Beech Institute is located on the grounds of Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. Take the driveway to the top of the hill and bear right. You may park in any of the lots. Follow the directional signs to Entrance #5. Take the elevator to the second Level, turn right, walk to the end of the hall and the Anam Cara room is through the double doors. Our facility is wheelchair accessible. All are welcome!


There is no registration and no charge for our community meditation groups. A free-will offering is greatly appreciated.



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Miranda Chapman leads participants in a weekly candlelight meditation group in the public chapel of Copper Beech Institute. (Photo credit:

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