Bloomington-Normal Zen Study Group

Beautiful Meditators, Here is an upcoming Buddhist event hosted by the Bloomington-Normal Zen Group that you might be interested in.  You can find out more about this group, which meets weekly, by visiting their website at If you are interested, reply to Stefen at Have a great week. Carolyn ——– Original message ——– From: BN […]

Fwd: Meditation Workshop with Santikaro Jan. 20: Refreshing Practice in the New Year

Hi all, I’ve never been to any retreats hosted by this group but it looks like a nice half day retreat within driving distance to Bloomington.  Carolyn Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: Insight Chicago Meditation Community <>Date: January 1, 2018 at 7:59:58 AM CSTTo: cjmoon@mac.comSubject: Meditation Workshop with Santikaro Jan. 20: Refreshing […]

New Years Day Meditation Mini Retreat 1/1, 9-12

Hi Beautiful Meditators, “We are invited to sit in silence, and to immerse ourselves in the vast and boundless ocean of ‘to be,’ and to know that with this, there is nothing else we could ever want, there is nothing else we could ever need in life.” (From Tricycle article “Be Still and Know” by […]

Sunday Meditation 6-7:30

Dear Sangha, We will meet for meditation on Sunday from 6 -7:30 pm in the Walker Room of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal, 1613 E. Emerson Bloomington, IL 61701.  Arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Chairs are available, but you can bring your own cushion or bench.   We meditate together […]

BN Meditation email administrator change

Hi all, Many thanks to Karen who has skillfully and thoughtfully managed our email list for the past many years. You will be missed! All Bloomington Normal Meditation emails will now come from this address. We are so grateful for Karen’s attention to our group, protecting our privacy, getting the word out about meditation, and […]

Meditation Group Lending Library at the Website

From Greg: We have a new website feature I’m calling Member Bookshelf. It’s a kind of group lending library for our Buddhist books. Group members interested in lending their books can display their collections on our site. Others may browse all the titles and directly request any books they’d like to borrow. I thought […]

This week at meditation April 13

Hi BN Meditation, This week at meditation, we will “Check in with our practice” during the discussion time. How is it going? What challenges are you facing with it? Or anything else you want to say. I will go around the group and welcome everyone to speak, while also allowing that some will simply say […]