Announcements

 

Hi all,
You are invited to begin 2018 with a little bit of quiet time on the cushion.

We will be sitting in silent retreat from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon on Monday, January 1, 2018, in the Walker room of UUBN, 1613 Emerson Drive, Bloomington.

We will sit and walk (optional) for 30 minute intervals. We will not have a theme or a Dharma talk, just silence. This one is just about the meditation itself.

There will be tea and a bell. You can come for all or any part of the morning, just be respectful of others.

Please reply to this email if you think you’ll be there.

Peace,
Carolyn Moon

 

Hi all,
We will not be gathering to meditate this Sunday, December 24 at UUBN because of the holiday.

However, we WILL be gathering to meditate the following Sunday, December 31, on New Years Eve at the regular time: 6:00-7:30. All are welcome.

Peace,
Carolyn Moon

Sunday Meditation 6-7:30

December 15th, 2017

 

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 for an hour: sit for 20 minutes, walk/sit for 20 minutes, sit for another 20 minutes.  Then have a 30 minute discussion of a book, dharma talk, video, or just “checking in” with our practice.  Participation in the discussion is always optional.
The book we are currently reading together is Mindfulness A to Z by Arnie Kuzak, Ph.D. (link below). We will read it together over the months and there is no need to obtain the book.  
 https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-108-Insights-Awakening-Now/dp/1614290571/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488169457&sr=1-1&keywords=mindfulness+a+to+z
These group messages will appear on the under the Blog section tab at our website below.  You will also find a link to the Facebook page on the website. There are many other features and resources there, including suggested readings and websites on meditation and mindfulness.  Let me know if you no longer wish to be on the emailing list.

Reply to this email or through the website “contact us” for questions or comments.   http://bnmeditation.com
Peace,
Carolyn

 

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 all the other ways she has made our group sustainable and available to all.

I should also note that Greg created and oversees our website from afar, and we are so grateful for him, too. Thank you, Greg and Karen! You’ve been generous with your skills and time, and we appreciate it.

I will try to continue Karen’s tradition of sending out a weekly email. Occasionally, I’ll send out another email with information pertinent to our group.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, thoughts, or concerns, or if you’d like to be removed from the list.

Carolyn

 

Hello 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. Arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Generally, it is recommended that you bring your own supplies to meditate in the Walker Room, such as a cushion or blanket but chairs are available. 

 The book we are currently reading together is Mindfulness A to Z by Kuzak (link below). We will read it together over the months and there is no need to obtain the book. Someone will choose the reading for the group and read. We also welcome other Buddhist writings or videos or dharma talks on occasion. 

 https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-108-Insights-Awakening-Now/dp/1614290571/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488169457&sr=1-1&keywords=mindfulness+a+to+z

 All welcome, participation in the discussion optional.  We will follow our usual meditation practice (20 minutes sitting silently, 20 minutes optional walking quietly, 20 minutes sitting silently followed by the reading and discussion for the last 30 minutes).

The group messages that are sent out will appear on the under the Blog section tab, you will also find a link to the Facebook page on the website. There are many other features and resources there,including suggested readings and websites on meditation and mindfulness. Please review the Group Agreements on the website from time to time or if you are new to the group. Let me know if you no longer wish to be on the emailing list.

Questions may be answered from the website contact or from (this) email reply.  Karen

Walker Room (main level) of Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal:

located at

1613 E. Emerson Bloomington, IL 61701

http://bnmeditation.com

 

Hello 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. Arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Generally, it is recommended that you bring your own supplies to meditate in the Walker Room, such as a cushion or blanket but chairs are available. 

 The book we are currently reading together is Mindfulness A to Z by Kuzak (link below). We will read it together over the months and there is no need to obtain the book. Someone will choose the reading for the group and read. We also welcome other Buddhist writings or videos or dharma talks on occasion. 

 https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-108-Insights-Awakening-Now/dp/1614290571/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488169457&sr=1-1&keywords=mindfulness+a+to+z

 All welcome, participation in the discussion optional.  We will follow our usual meditation practice (20 minutes sitting silently, 20 minutes optional walking quietly, 20 minutes sitting silently followed by the reading and discussion for the last 30 minutes).

The group messages that are sent out will appear on the under the Blog section tab, you will also find a link to the Facebook page on the website. There are many other features and resources there,including suggested readings and websites on meditation and mindfulness. Please review the Group Agreements on the website from time to time or if you are new to the group. Let me know if you no longer wish to be on the emailing list.

Questions may be answered from the website contact or from (this) email reply.  Karen

Walker Room (main level) of Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal:

located at

1613 E. Emerson Bloomington, IL 61701

http://bnmeditation.com

meditation Sunday 6 – 7:30 PM

November 17th, 2017

 

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. Arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Generally, it is recommended that you bring your own supplies to meditate in the Walker Room, such as a cushion or blanket but chairs are available. 

 The book we are currently reading together is Mindfulness A to Z by Kuzak (link below). We will read it together over the months and there is no need to obtain the book. Someone will choose the reading for the group and read. We also welcome other Buddhist writings or videos or dharma talks on occasion. 

 https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-108-Insights-Awakening-Now/dp/1614290571/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488169457&sr=1-1&keywords=mindfulness+a+to+z

 All welcome, participation in the discussion optional.  We will follow our usual meditation practice (20 minutes sitting silently, 20 minutes optional walking quietly, 20 minutes sitting silently followed by the reading and discussion for the last 30 minutes).

The group messages that are sent out will appear on the under the Blog section tab, you will also find a link to the Facebook page on the website. There are many other features and resources there,including suggested readings and websites on meditation and mindfulness. Please review the Group Agreements on the website from time to time or if you are new to the group. Let me know if you no longer wish to be on the emailing list.

Questions may be answered from the website contact or from (this) email reply.  Karen

Walker Room (main level) of Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal:

located at

1613 E. Emerson Bloomington, IL 61701

http://bnmeditation.com

Meditation Sunday 6 – 7:30 pm

November 10th, 2017

 

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. Arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Generally, it is recommended that you bring your own supplies to meditate in the Walker Room, such as a cushion or blanket but chairs are available. 

 The book we are currently reading together is Mindfulness A to Z by Kuzak (link below). We will read it together over the months and there is no need to obtain the book. Someone will choose the reading for the group and read. We also welcome other Buddhist writings or videos or dharma talks on occasion. 

 https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-108-Insights-Awakening-Now/dp/1614290571/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488169457&sr=1-1&keywords=mindfulness+a+to+z

 All welcome, participation in the discussion optional.  We will follow our usual meditation practice (20 minutes sitting silently, 20 minutes optional walking quietly, 20 minutes sitting silently followed by the reading and discussion for the last 30 minutes).

The group messages that are sent out will appear on the under the Blog section tab, you will also find a link to the Facebook page on the website. There are many other features and resources there,including suggested readings and websites on meditation and mindfulness. Please review the Group Agreements on the website from time to time or if you are new to the group. Let me know if you no longer wish to be on the emailing list.

Questions may be answered from the website contact or from (this) email reply.  Karen

Walker Room (main level) of Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal:

located at

1613 E. Emerson Bloomington, IL 61701

http://bnmeditation.com

 

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. Arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Generally, it is recommended that you bring your own supplies to meditate in the Walker Room, such as a cushion or blanket but chairs are available. 

 The book we are currently reading together is Mindfulness A to Z by Kuzak (link below). We will read it together over the months and there is no need to obtain the book. Someone will choose the reading for the group and read. We also welcome other Buddhist writings or videos or dharma talks on occasion. 

 https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-108-Insights-Awakening-Now/dp/1614290571/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488169457&sr=1-1&keywords=mindfulness+a+to+z

 All welcome, participation in the discussion optional.  We will follow our usual meditation practice (20 minutes sitting silently, 20 minutes optional walking quietly, 20 minutes sitting silently followed by the reading and discussion for the last 30 minutes).

The group messages that are sent out will appear on the under the Blog section tab, you will also find a link to the Facebook page on the website. There are many other features and resources there,including suggested readings and websites on meditation and mindfulness. Please review the Group Agreements on the website from time to time or if you are new to the group. Let me know if you no longer wish to be on the emailing list.

Questions may be answered from the website contact or from (this) email reply.  Karen

Walker Room (main level) of Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal:

located at

1613 E. Emerson Bloomington, IL 61701

http://bnmeditation.com

 

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. Arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Generally, it is recommended that you bring your own supplies to meditate in the Walker Room, such as a cushion or blanket but chairs are available. 

 The book we are currently reading together is Mindfulness A to Z by Kuzak (link below). We will read it together over the months and there is no need to obtain the book. Someone will choose the reading for the group and read. We also welcome other Buddhist writings or videos or dharma talks on occasion. 

 https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-108-Insights-Awakening-Now/dp/1614290571/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488169457&sr=1-1&keywords=mindfulness+a+to+z

 All welcome, participation in the discussion optional.  We will follow our usual meditation practice (20 minutes sitting silently, 20 minutes optional walking quietly, 20 minutes sitting silently followed by the reading and discussion for the last 30 minutes).

The group messages that are sent out will appear on the under the Blog section tab, you will also find a link to the Facebook page on the website. There are many other features and resources there,including suggested readings and websites on meditation and mindfulness. Please review the Group Agreements on the website from time to time or if you are new to the group. Let me know if you no longer wish to be on the emailing list.

Questions may be answered from the website contact or from (this) email reply.  Karen

Walker Room (main level) of Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal:

located at

1613 E. Emerson Bloomington, IL 61701

http://bnmeditation.com