MeditationOnline.org has been an open meditation group since 2013, totally free of charge. We started off on Reddit's /r/Buddhism subreddit as "redditations." Our online sessions are safe spaces where you can join us from anywhere in the world. There is no expectation of donations or payment of any kind. We are a community of people who are interested in meditation and mindfulness, and we're happy to have you join us.
This group is intended to be all inclusive and modern in the sense of creating a new kind of space. Every person can have a voice and a kind of ownership within the group. Traditionally it's known that every sentient being is ultimately a Buddha so in that sense we can empower one another with minimum use of hierarchy while still preserving lineage and transmission. A grass roots, very human, and accessible approach presented in harmony with modern science and traditional methodology.
The lineage and transmission is very important with practices like Dzogchen, Mahamudra and Zen. Our group is under the guidance of Lama Dawai Gocha, who has gotten empowerments, transmission, and pointing out instructions from living recognized masters. Following your teachers advice and doing any preliminary practices is recommended. If the practitioner is ready then they can begin Dzogchen which, in a modern sense, can start with an introduction to the nature of mind.
Please come and go as you feel, there are no rules about attendance.