As many of you know, Catherine Preston-Schreck and her family will be moving to Maine in July to soak up more of that fine coastal living. That’s great news for them – for us, not so much. But let’s have a party anyway!
On Saturday, July 9th you’re all invited to my house to wish them well. Bring a dish to share and a lawn chair, in case we need to spread out beyond the deck. I’ll have water and tea. If you’d like anything else feel free to bring it along.
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Location: 906 Beech Street, Normal
RSVP – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you then!
We will meet for meditation on Sunday July 3rd from 6 – 7:30 pm. The group will decide where to meditate, either in the Memorial Garden in the back behind the church or in the Walker Room of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal. Arrive early to get settled. Since the summer season is upon us, it is recommended that you bring supplies to meditate in the garden: Cushion or a folding chair especially useful.
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.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal is
1613 E. Emerson Bloomington, IL 61701