Announcements

 

Beautiful Sangha:

This is just a reminder to invite you to the meditation group pot luck!  Bring your family if desired and a dish to share.  Non-alcohol drinks, plates and utensils, and s'mores provided.  We'll have a campfire if weather permits. Bring a jacket.Where: Carolyn's house, 18359 Kickapoo Lane, Hudson, IL (north side of Lake Bloomington)When: 5-8 pm Saturday September 27th. (I may have said 5:30 in an earlier email but since the days are getting shorter let's move it to 5:00).Hope to see you there!Carolyncjmoon@mac.com(309)287-3320

Sept 21st

September 21st, 2014

 

Dear Sangha,

This week we will meet in the Walker Room at UUBN at 6:30 - 8pm  for 3 rounds of 20 minute meditation, sitting and walking alternately. The last 30 minutes is saved for discussion of our practice or current reading. This week we plan to discuss Chapter 10 of our group read (Best Buddhist Writing of 2013)

Karen

Meditation Sept. 14th 6:30 pm

September 14th, 2014

 

Greetings Sangha,

This week we will meet in the Walker Room at UUBN at 6:30 - 8pm  for 3 rounds of 20 minute meditation, sitting and walking alternately. The last 30 minutes is saved for discussion of our practice or current reading. This week we plan to discuss Chapter 9 of our group read (Best Buddhist Writing of 2013), which is called Not For Happiness by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse.

Details about our upcoming events (Sept. 27 and Oct. 18th) available on our website:

http://www.bnmeditation.com/category/announcements/

Karen

Sept 7th Sangha

September 7th, 2014

 

Dear Beautiful Sangha,

We will be meeting at UUBN as usual for meditation at 6:30 pm in the Walker Room.
Jeff will facilitate Chapter 8, Living fully by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, it is a short one but not an easy one!

If you have not yet,

RSVP on the upcoming events, details on website (email of Carolyn and Jeff are above in cc):

Potluck on Sept. 27th 5pm at carolyn moon's place ( RSVP Carolyn Moon)
Day of Mindfulness at UUBN on Oct. 18th 9-4pm (rsvp Jeff Overright)

Yours,

Karen

Day of Mindfulness Oct. 18th

September 6th, 2014

 

It's getting closer!  Our day of meditation is coming up in a few weeks. Please join us!  

Here are the details.

Day of Mindfulness – Fall 2014Date:   Saturday, October 18th Time: 9:00am until 4:00pmPlace: Unitarian Universalist Church

           1613 East Emerson

           Bloomington, Illinois            

We will offer alternating periods of sitting and walking/open meditation along with readings, and a recorded Dharma Talk.    

The readings will come from the book Insight Meditation and dharma talk by Joseph Goldstein.    

 Details:Cost: still! - $0.00 Refreshments: We will provide tea and coffee.  If you would like to bring snacks to share please feel free to bring those. Lunch:  Please provide your own lunch.  There is a refrigerator and a microwave available. Meditation supplies: If you prefer a cushion or bench please bring whatever you normally use.  There will be chairs available.  Silence: While there will be readings and recorded talks, participants are encouraged to maintain silence throughout all the activities of the day.Perfumes/Colognes/Clothing:  Because of the closeness of quarters and the sensitivity that can arise in meditation please refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes or from wearing clothing that is made from noise-making, rustling fabrics such as nylon.   If you plan to attend please let me know at joverright@gmail.com.  And please feel free to forward this on to anyone you think might be interested. Hope to see you then! Jeff O.

Meditation Aug 31st

August 30th, 2014

 

Dear Sangha,

This week's meditation is at 6:30 Sunday at UUBN in the Walker Room.

We will discuss Chapter 7 in our group read: Best Buddhist Writing of 2013.

Karen

Sunday Aug 24 Meditation

August 24th, 2014

 

Greetings Sangha!

Come join us tonight for our meditation gathering at 6:30 at UUBN.  We will meet in the Walker Room unless the group decides to meditate outside in the memorial garden. Bring a cushion or chair if you prefer (for outside), chairs are available for inside.

We will discuss Chapter 6 in our group read, Best Buddhist Writing of 2013.  It is titled:
If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break by James Ishmael Ford

We need a key holder to verify they will be there.

Also, please email an RSVP to the social gathering for Sept. 28th to Carolyn at cjmoon@mac.com

details on website:
http://www.bnmeditation.com/category/announcements/

Karen

September Pot Luck

August 20th, 2014

 

Join us for a Bloomington Normal Meditation pot luck!

What: Meditation Group Pot Luck Social Gathering.  Bring a dish to share.  Families are welcome.
When: Saturday, September 27, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Carolyn Moon's house: 18359 Kickapoo Lane, Hudson, IL (Lake Bloomington).RSVP: cjmoon@mac.com

 

Dear Sangha,


Tonight we will meet as usual at 6:30 at UUBN. We will discuss chapter 5 in our group read, Best Buddhist Writing 2013.  The chapter is titled: Where the Heart Beats by Kay Larson. We are looking for a facilitator and a key-holder. 


Karen

 

Beautiful Sangha,


Exciting news below, put it on the calendars!

Tonight we will meet as usual at 6:30 at UUBN. We will discuss chapter 4 in our group read, Best Buddhist Writing 2013.  We have a key-holder. Karen

Finally, it's back!  This fall, just in time for Halloween, we'll be offering a day for meditation and reflection.  Please join us!  

Here are the details.

Day of Mindfulness – Fall 2014Date:   Saturday, October 18th 
Time: 9:00am until 4:00pmPlace: Unitarian Universalist Church

           1613 East Emerson

           Bloomington, Illinois            

We will offer alternating periods of sitting and walking/open meditation along with readings, and a recorded Dharma Talk.    

The readings will come from the book Insight Meditation by Joseph Goldstein with a talk yet to be determined.  I’ll send an update when we get closer to the date.  

 Details:

Cost: still! - $0.00 

Refreshments: We will provide tea and coffee.  If you would like to bring snacks to share please feel free to bring those. 

Lunch:  Please provide your own lunch.  There is a refrigerator and a microwave available. 

Meditation supplies: If you prefer a cushion or bench please bring whatever you normally use.  There will be chairs available.  

Silence: While there will be readings and recorded talks, participants are encouraged to maintain silence throughout all the activities of the day.

Perfumes/Colognes/Clothing:  Because of the closeness of quarters and the sensitivity that can arise in meditation please refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes or from wearing clothing that is made from noise-making, rustling fabrics such as nylon.   

If you plan to attend please let me know at joverright@gmail.com.  And please feel free to forward this on to anyone you think might be interested. 

Hope to see you then!Jeff