Some local Meditation news

Hello Beautiful Meditators, I had the opportunity last week to visit a sangha in Oak Park, the Mindful Reflection Community at the Unity Temple Unitarian Church.  They were incredibly welcoming and the church is a beautifully restored Frank Lloyd Wright building.  Thank you to Terry, their leader, for including me.  I would love to go […]

Day long meditation opportunity in Madison

Beautiful meditators, Here is an opportunity for a day-long retreat in Madison that some of you might be interested in. And as always, we meet to meditate together each Sunday evening at 6:00-7:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal, 1613 Emerson Street, Bloomington, IL.  Visit our website at You are receiving […]

Bloomington Normal meditation opportunity

Hello beautiful meditators, I’m passing this on to you from the Zen Group because you are on the Bloomington Normal Meditation e-mail list.  And as always, we meet each Sunday at 6:00-7:30 to meditate together at UUBN. Our website is If you’d like to be removed from the email list, please let me know.  […]

Meditation day in Urbana this Saturday

Hi Beautiful Bloomington Normal Meditators, Gentle Spring Day of Silence and Meditation, March 9, 10 am to 2 pm, Friends Meeting House, 1904 E. Main St., Urbana To sign up and for more information, please click here: (signing up is necessary). Peace, Carolyn ———- Forwarded message ———From: Marie McEnroe <>Date: Mon, Mar 4, 2019, 8:06 AMSubject: [UUCUC-Mindfulness] Fwd: […]

Dharma Book Drive for Prison Mindfulness Institute

Hello Beautiful Meditators, The BN Zen Group is organizing a book drive for the Prison Mindfulness Institute.  We are participating by donating most of our (small) library and any other books you choose to drop off to us at UUBN (find a bin in the Walker room on the Northeast wall) before Saturday, February 16. […]

This Sunday at Meditation

Beautiful meditators, Just a reminder that we’re opening the floor to new books for a few weeks. You are welcome to bring a favorite and read a chapter or part of a chapter. As always, we meet each Sunday in the Walker Room at UUBN, 1613 E. Emerson, Bloomington, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. All are welcome. […]

Zuiko Redding Visit, 11/10 Dharma Talk, 11/11 Extended Zazen

Beautiful Meditators, I occasionally forward opportunities to meditate, learn or connect with others in the our area.  Below is one such opportunity.   As always, we sit in meditation together each Sunday at 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at UUBN at 1613 Emerson Avenue, Bloomington, IL.  All are welcome to attend.  Visit our website at  If […]

Meditation this Sunday at UUBN

Beautiful Meditators, We’re nearing the end of our book (only 2 more chapters of Mindfulness A to Z by Kuzak) and are looking for ideas.  We’ve decided to open the floor, reading a chapter of a different book each week for a while, so feel free to bring a book that you like and read a chapter.  This […]

Fwd: Oct. 6/7, 2018 Second Annual Fall Mindful Reflection Community Retreat

Since we’ve been talking about retreats… FYI. Hope to see you this Sunday at 6:00-7:30 at UUBN for meditation.  We’ve been meeting in the garden if the weather permits.   Carolyn Begin forwarded message: From: Terry Kinsey <> Subject: Oct. 6/7, 2018 Second Annual Fall Mindful Reflection Community Retreat Date: September 20, 2018 at 3:43:45 […]

Outside meditation this Sunday and an October retreat opportunity

Hi beautiful Bloomington Normal Meditators, Weather permitting, we’ll be meditating outside at the memorial garden behind UUBN on Sunday night from 6:00-7:30. Bring a folding chair or cushion.  Some people wear inspect spray. There are stone benches and brick walkways. If the weather isn’t suitable, we’ll meet inside the church.  Below is a retreat opportunity […]