Announcements

Tonight’s Meditation

July 20th, 2014

 

Dear Sangha,

We will meet at UUBN tonight at 6:30 pm to 8pm. We will meet in the Walker room, or the garden if the group decides that. Bring a cushion or chair if needed for the garden.

Discussion will be on the 1st chapter of our group read: Best Buddhist Writing of 2013.
The Truth Never Fails by David Rynick.

Keyholders let me know if any of you are coming: Ellen is gone today.

Karen

tonight’s meditation

July 13th, 2014

 

Dear Sangha,

Meditation is at 6:30 tonight at UUBN on Emerson St as usual.

We might be meeting outdoors or in depending on the group's preference tonight. Come prepared for either. Jeff will have a key, thanks Jeff!

We will start out group read next Sunday, July 20th.  The book is Best Buddhist Writing 2013 and we will tackle chapter 1. Let me know if you are willing to facilitate the discussion that week or future sundays and I will send a reminder to you.

enjoy!
KJK

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Buddhist-Writing-2013-ebook/dp/B00FK3QBFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405289156&sr=8-1&keywords=best+buddhist+writing+2013

tonight’s meditation

July 13th, 2014

 

Dear Sangha,

Meditation is at 6:30 tonight at UUBN on Emerson St as usual.

We might be meeting outdoors or in depending on the group's preference tonight. Come prepared for either. Jeff will have a key, thanks Jeff!

We will start out group read next Sunday, July 20th.  The book is Best Buddhist Writing 2013 and we will tackle chapter 1. Let me know if you are willing to facilitate the discussion that week or future sundays and I will send a reminder to you.

enjoy!
KJK

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Buddhist-Writing-2013-ebook/dp/B00FK3QBFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405289156&sr=8-1&keywords=best+buddhist+writing+2013

tonight’s Meditation

July 6th, 2014

 

Dear Sangha,

The remaining July evening meditation Sundays will be at UUBN as usual, but we will be without air conditioning due to the replacement of the HVAC system (with geothermal system).

Our choice is to meet in the Memorial Garden out back or the Fell Room with the ceiling fans going. The group can decide each week. A chair or cushion for outdoors is advised, dress for either.

Karen

Tonight’s Meditation

June 29th, 2014

 

Hello Beautiful Sangha!

Today we will be meeting at 6:30 at UUBN for an hour of meditation broken up in 20 minute segments. Bring something to sit out in case we are in the memorial garden (bench, folding chair).

The group present will decide where to meet.  Ellen has our key tonight, thank you Ellen!

After meditation we will have a discussion, perhap on a dharma talk or a check in with practice session.  We will see if someone brings a dharma talk.

I propose we start the process of finding a book to start in July or August.  I will attach some possibilities we have proposed before.

We can add to this if anyone has read something they loved.  Bring your ideas.

Karen

Sunday Meditation June 22

June 20th, 2014

 

Hello Beautiful Sangha,

We will be in the basement youth group room or (perhaps Memorial Garden) as the Walker Room is occupied this weekend. (the group will decide based on preferences that day)

We will be meeting for group meditation on Sunday June 22nd @ 6:30 at UUBN.  After the 3 sessions of the sitting & walking meditation we will have a dharma talk offered by Maureen (thanks Mo!) for optional discussion. Finish @8pm.

Jeff will unlock/lockup.

Thanks Jeff!

Karen

Tonight’s Meditation

June 15th, 2014

 

Beautiful Sangha,

Tonight we will meet at 6:30 in the Walker Room for meditation. The usual format will be followed:

20 minutes of sitting meditation (if tolerated)
20 minutes of walking meditation (opt)
20 minutes of sitting meditation (" " )

Jeff will gives us a reading or dharma talk tonight (thank you Jeff!)
Discussion following is always optional, wrap up at 8pm.

For more information on our group and for many resources,( including a lending library in the Walker Room) and for the list of available books visit our website.

http://www.bnmeditation.com/

Next week, we will meet in the youth group room and we are looking for a reading for June 22nd. 

Jeff has the key tonight.

Karen 

 

Greetings Beautiful Sangha,

Join us today at 6:30 for meditation at UUBN in the Walker Room:

20 minutes sitting as tolerated
20 minutes walking meditation (inside or outside) (optional)
20 minutes sitting as tolerated

followed by short dharma talk and discussion: participation in discussion is always optional. 

Jeff will be offering instruction for people tonight, come a few minutes early to sort that out if you are interested.

Website info: http://www.bnmeditation.com/ 

Half Day silent meditation retreat is next Saturday.

Here are the details:
Date: June 14th, 2014
Time: 9am – 12noon
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington Normal

 

We'll have hot water and tea. If you'd like to bring snacks or have a special talent with baked goods free to bring them along. Minimize any perfumes or scents please.

 
If you are able to attend please let me know this week.  And feel free to forward this announcement on to anyone who might be interested.  Headcount requested: Karen

Facilitated by Karen, Carolyn and Maureen 

 

Greetings Beautiful Sangha,

Join us today at 6:30 for meditation at UUBN in the Walker Room:

20 minutes sitting as tolerated
20 minutes walking meditation (inside or outside) (optional)
20 minutes sitting as tolerated

followed by short dharma talk and discussion: participation in discussion is always optional. 

Jeff will be offering instruction for people tonight, come a few minutes early to sort that out if you are interested.

Website info: http://www.bnmeditation.com/ 

Half Day silent meditation retreat is next Saturday.

Here are the details:
Date: June 14th, 2014
Time: 9am – 12noon
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington Normal

 

We'll have hot water and tea. If you'd like to bring snacks or have a special talent with baked goods free to bring them along. Minimize any perfumes or scents please.

 
If you are able to attend please let me know this week.  And feel free to forward this announcement on to anyone who might be interested.  Headcount requested: Karen

Facilitated by Karen, Carolyn and Maureen 

Sunday Meditation

May 17th, 2014

 

Tomorrow we will discuss the NYT article: 

What Does Buddhism Require

Just go to NYT website and search for the article.  I have included a link, but it may or may not work for you and I cannot type in the 96 email addresses to "share" the story with you.  I copied the url below.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/what-does-buddhism-require/?_php=true&_type=blogs&action=click&module=Search&region=searchResults&mabReward=relbias%3Ar&url=http%3A%2F%2Fquery.nytimes.com%2Fsearch%2Fsitesearch%2F%3Faction%3Dclick%26region%3DMasthead%26pgtype%3DHomepage%26module%3DSearchSubmit%26contentCollection%3DHomepage%26t%3Dqry256%23%2Fbuddhism&_r=0

We are meeting at 6:30 as usual in the Walker Room at UUBN, arrive 5 minutes early.

Karen