We will meet for meditation on Sunday from 6 -7:30 pm in the Walker Room or the Memorial Garden of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal. Arrive a few minutes early to get settled. If the weather is nice out, the group will decide if they would prefer to meet outside in the Memorial Garden, just south of the church. A folding chair or cushion or blanket would be handy in case we meet in the garden. Generally, it is recommended that you bring your supplies to meditate in the Walker Room: (cushion or blanket) and 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 tonight. 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 mindfulness. Please review the Group Agreements (copied below) 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. Karen
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal is
1613 E. Emerson Bloomington, IL 61701
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.