Hello Beautiful Meditators,
I had the opportunity last week to visit a sangha in Oak Park, the Mindful Reflection Community at the Unity Temple Unitarian Church. They were incredibly welcoming and the church is a beautifully restored Frank Lloyd Wright building. Thank you to Terry, their leader, for including me. I would love to go again and maybe people from our Bloomington Normal Group would like to go there with me. It is worth the trip. Please let me know if that’s something you’re interested in. They meet each Tuesday at 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL.
I am passing along two meditation opportunities I learned about from their group:
“Sharon Salzberg (one of our favorite teachers) is offering a week long online meditation challenge, “The Heart of Intention” starting Sept. 16 through Sept. 23. You will take a week to delve into an often-overlooked arena of life: the inner heart space that drives our actions. Through this exploration, you see more clearly what your actions mean and how you can manifest what you genuinely love and care about. The course consists of seven daily lessons of teaching videos, guided meditations, reflections and readings. Suggested dana is: $10. To register and to see additional information at Sharon Salzberg Invitation.” I’ve signed up for this, although I admit I’ve never actually completed an online class or challenge (so much for my intention!) If you sign up and you want to share this experience with a local, let me know. Maybe we can pair the online experience with some real human interaction to keep us on track.
I think some of you have been to the Kevala Retreat Center in Wisconsin. Their co-founder, Santikaro, will offer an afternoon retreat in Chicago on Saturday Oct. 26th. Cost is $15. For additional information and to register: https://www.insightchicago.org/events/cyclical-change-with-santikaro
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As always, we meet together to meditate each Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at UUBN, 1613 Emerson, Bloomington IL.
We are currently working our way through the book “It’s Easier Than You Think” by Sylvia Boorstein.
All are welcome.
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