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Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group - 7/22 (Montrose Beach)

Everyone is welcome to join our weekly meditation on Monday evening at 7:00pm. All levels of experience are welcome. This group is great for people who have never meditated before and for those that have been meditating for years. The only prerequisite is a desire to meditate with others with a variety of experience levels in a supportive group setting. This group is open to all schools of thought and you are welcome regardless of your religious tradition—Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, atheist or agnostic. You are welcome if you have no label for your beliefs or do not wish to pursue anything other than a greater sense of peace, equanimity or physical health in your life.

LOCATION: We will meet at 7PM at the Montrose Beach House at 200 W. Montrose Harbor Drive. http://bit.ly/LcykgF If you are not familiar with Montrose Beach, you go directly east on Montrose Harbor Drive, turn right at the first fork in the road by the bait shop and walk half a block further. The beach house is on the left side of the street. We'll meet on the front steps and walk out to the beach as a group. (Call if you get lost -[masked]-2389.)

PARKING and TRANSPORTATION: There is a metered lot in Montrose Harbor if you are driving. This lot is located on the north side of Montrose. (Part of it is devoted to boat storage and part of it is metered parking.) There is also limited parking (free) on Montrose. If you are riding a bicycle, be aware it will be dusk when we are leaving and a bicycle light is advisable. Public transportation that drops you at Montrose and Marine Drive will mean a half mile walk to the beach.

WHAT TO WEAR / BRING WITH YOU: When you come to the meetup, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Since we will be on hard packed sand, please bring your own cushion, blanket, yoga mat or foam blocks—whatever it is that makes you most comfortable when you sit. Please arrive at 7PM. We will walk out onto the beach at 7:15PM. Thanks in advance for coming early or on time!

FORMAT:
• We begin the evening with a "centering" practice and a brief group introduction.
• Next, the organizer goes over some brief instructions.
• Then we begin two 15-minute meditation sessions. A bell will ring after the first 15-minutes and again at the end of 30-minutes. Usually, we do a 10-minute walking meditation which you can participate in as you are able.
• Since we will be on the beach, it won't be conducive to conversation, so we will not do the reading. We'll enjoy some light refreshments after the session at the beach house for those who would like to stay.
• The session typically lasts 90 minutes.

SUGGESTED DONATION: The fee for each session is a $1 suggested donation to cover the meetup.com fee, parking permits and space costs. We are responsible to pay a generously reduced rent to Holy Trinity. Please be mindful that heat, air conditioning, lights and janitorial services come with costs. When you can practice generosity for the gift we have been given, it is greatly appreciated.

If weather should become inclement that day, please watch the website for a change in plans. We'll meet at Holy Trinity, 1218 W. Addison as we usually do if it is raining.

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  • Nicole M

    So sad I had a work thing come up Monday, I look forward to coming for more in the very near future.

    July 24, 2013

  • Ted N.

    Just speaking for me, I had to have my eyes open during the breathing meditations. The setting offered so much to be grateful for and to be in awe of, I had to experience this gratitude and awe using as many of my senses as possible.

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Full moon, open hearts, clear minds, singing birds, laughing children, a cool breeze, a setting sun... Much gratitude!

    2 · July 23, 2013

  • Ted N.

    A wonderful meditation in a glorious setting! So glad to have found you. Literally and figuratively.

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Robert B.

    full moon meditation...yes.

    July 22, 2013

    • Steve S.

      There's a Full Moon Jam at Foster Beach tonight as well.

      July 22, 2013

  • KT9000

    I tried. I really did try, but there's no way I'm going to get there before 7:30. And I left home at 5:40! Thank you, City of Chicago and CTA!!

    July 22, 2013

  • Tony

    Hey Steve and everybody, I just checked the latest forecast and there will be NO rain between 5pm and 11pm ,which means..beach meditation is on tonight! BTW, if you see with me an umbrella, no worries, I'm just carrying it in case it rains elsewhere but the lakefront. See u there tonight!

    July 22, 2013

    • Steve S.

      Thank you Tony. You're more reliable than Tom Skilling :-).

      July 22, 2013

  • Teresa R.

    Thank you I'm looking forward to being there tonight ...I may be bringing a friend ...

    July 22, 2013

  • Nicole M

    2nd time! I've been mediating everyday since Monday and feel fantastic! I hope to bring some friends :)

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Tina H.

    It's been so long since I've been able to join you!! I'm really looking forward to it.

    July 21, 2013

  • Kristi

    We meet at the beach house on Montrose Harbor, but the actual meditation occurs on the beach. We typically meet at the beach house steps at 7pm, and walk out to the beach together as a group at 7:15.

    July 19, 2013

  • Kristi

    Hope the weather is nice again on July 22 and looking forward to seeing the full moon that night!

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Teresa R.

    Can someone tell me exactly where it will be

    July 17, 2013

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