Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group - 9/16 (AT HOLY TRINITY)

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: Due to a weather advisory (strong shoreline winds) we will meet at 7PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1218 W. Addison Street, Chicgao.

PARKING: After 6:00 p.m. neighborhood permits (383) are needed. We have permits available thanks to meditators who live in the 383 neighborhood-parking zone. You can buy a permit for $0.50. There are also parking meters on Southport (about 3 blocks away). We note when the Cubs play at home because parking is a bit more challenging on those evenings, but not impossible! ALSO, we have rented 6 diagonal spots in back of MissioDei Church, 1242 W. Addison. These spots are $2. A tag is available for purchase before meditation. Entry is through the alley on Magnolia across the street from the entry to Holy Trinity. You will see the diagonal parking immediately on the south side of the alley.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Red Line Addison stop at Wrigley Field; walk west to the church. Brown Line Southport stop; walk north to Addison and east to the church. #9 Ashland/Addison bus stop; walk east to the church. #152 Addison/Racine bus stop is 1/4 block east and Addison/Lakewood stop is 1/2 block west of the church. #22 Clark/Addison bus stop is 2 blocks east of the church.

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am glad to be part of meditation group on Monday night. I enjoyed it a lot.

    September 17, 2013

  • Steve S.

    I am feeling fall in the air... the change in the angle of the sun, the chillier air, jackets and jeans. A gentle goodbye to the Montrose Beach meditations and lovely to sit with warm hearts at Holy Trinity last evening. Much gratitude...

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, never been before and was wondering, will the location change bring us inside? Is there a specific entrance and/or place inside the church if that is the case? Thanks! -Terra

    September 16, 2013

    • Steve S.

      Hi Terra. The entrance we use is on Magnolia. The building is 1218 W. Addison.

      September 17, 2013

  • Kristi

    Thanks, Steve and Tony. FYI to all: there is no parking available tonight behind Missio Dei....I hope we have some 383's? Otherwise, folks may wish to take CTA.

    September 16, 2013

    • Mark Z

      Ouch!! I'm afraid that does us in. Thanks for the heads up Kristi. Hope y'all have a lovely sit. C u next week.

      September 16, 2013

    • Steve S.

      I will have 383's... just FYI.

      September 16, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Please dress for chilly weather this evening! It will feel like the lower 50's by 9PM... fall weather for sure!

    September 16, 2013

    • Steve S.

      Good call Tony! We'll need to be at Holy Trinity tonight! I'm hoping all have seen my email with the changed location. Spread the word...

      September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Steve! We got the email. See you tonight!

      September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'd like to come along tonight :-)

    September 16, 2013

    • Steve S.

      Hi Ruth! Please join us and note we'll be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1218 W. Addison.

      September 16, 2013

  • Amy K

    Just confirmed a friend will be in town from CA. have to miss our weekly sit :(

    September 11, 2013

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