Dear Beautiful Meditators,
I’m hoping this note finds you all well. We are meeting in person at UUBN, (1613 E. Emerson Street, Bloomington, Il 61701) on Sundays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We have silent, sitting meditation for 20 minutes, optional walking/sitting meditation for 20 minutes, and another sitting meditation for 20 minutes. For the last 30 minutes, we read or and discuss a chapter of a book or an article about meditation. We’re currently reading together “The Places that Scare You” by Pema Chodron. We discuss and vote to consent to unmask each week, per the church’s guidance. We support those who want to take precautions and wear a mask, even if consent is given for others to unmask. The room is large and we are also able to distance as participants feel necessary. All are welcome. Please consult our website for our group agreements and other information: www.bnmeditation.com
At the end of this week, I’m handing over the reins to the email list to another of our willing leaders: Dave Shanahan. Dave facilitates meditation groups at UUBN and the ARC, which meet during the week on Zoom and at the ARC in Normal. He will be combining the email lists to bring you multiple meditation opportunities in the area, not only on Sundays at 6:00 in person at UUBN, but throughout the week. That said, we do not have an automated system and all emails are sent only to help inform you of meditation opportunities or to share information about the practice. If you would like to be removed from the list, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) this week or Dave (email@example.com) after next week and we will remove you from the list. Your privacy is important to us, and we will not share the list with anyone else.