We will meet for meditation on Sunday April 10th from 6 – 7:30 pm in the Walker Room at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal. Arrive early to get settled. It should be noted that at times, we share the space at UUBN with somewhat noisy and distracting groups and we just fold that distraction into our practice. They will try to be respectful of our space as well.
Someone will choose the reading from Joseph Goldstein’s book called, Insight Meditation. We will read a chapter a week during our session. We also welcome other Buddhist writings or videos or dharma talks on occasion.
All welcome, participation in the discussion optional. We will follow our usual meditation practice (20 minutes sitting, 20 minutes optional walking, 20 minutes sitting 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 Buddhism as well as our lending library. Please review the Group Agreements on the website from time to time or if you are new to the group.
Questions may be answered from the website contact or from (this) email reply.
We gather here in respect for all.
We welcome those who are newcomers and visitors.
We take turns speaking and listening, being certain that all have a chance to speak at least once if they choose.
We share ‘air time’ to the best of our ability so that each person has the opportunity to contribute to the group discussion if he/she desires.
We do not judge one another or give unsolicited advice.
We do not speak of individuals who are not present.
We do not share the email list with others outside the group without their permission.
We maintain confidentiality in regards to what is said in the group.
We begin and end on time.