A buddhist meditation group practicing in Bloomington—Normal, Illinois

Our group was founded in 2009.  We share leadership and are mindfulness based. We’re meeting in person each and every Sunday in silent meditation from 6:00-7:00 and discuss short readings from 7:00-7:30. All are welcome.  Come a few minutes early to get settled.

Walker Room at UUBN at 1613 Emerson Street, Bloomington, IL.

Who Are We?

The Buddhist Meditation Group at UUBN began meeting in 2009. Interim minister, Marcia Marino offered to start a group to learn about and practice Buddhist meditation. Marcia shared leadership and we read A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield. The meditation community continued to meet when Marcia’s term ended in the summer of 2010. The weekly leadership and ongoing responsibilities of the group have been shared by members.

In addition to the weekly meditation sessions, the group usually hosts half-day and full-day silent retreats three or four times a year. The number of participants varies from 5-15 from the current e-list of 90+. The members are from the regional area and have access to the readings and resources for meditation practice as well as the schedule for upcoming events. (group agreements)

The benefit of practicing meditation with others in a community setting is enormous. The support we get in group meditation increases the sense of connection we feel with others in a way that solo meditation cannot provide.