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Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group - 12/9

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 meet at The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in the second floor Passavant Room. Holy Trinity is conveniently located three blocks west of Chicago's Wrigley Field at 1218 West Addison Street. Please enter through the door on Magnolia Street. There are two doors; please use the door furthest north that says 3609 above it.

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.

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.
• There will be a brief reading from a selected book and discussion until about 8:45.
• 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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  • Tracie

    Sorry but won't be able to make it tonight for my first time and the next few Mondays are booked....maybe next year!

    December 9, 2013

    • Steve S.

      It will be great to meet you Tracie!

      December 10, 2013

  • Elliot

    I was hoping to be there in person, but will be with you only in Spirit this evening after all. It is nice to know the Circle will be there, so thanks and best wishes to everyone! And....see you again soon :)

    December 9, 2013

    • Steve S.

      We missed you Elliot! Thanks for being there in spirit :-).

      December 10, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    Very challenging commute... still on my way home. Cannot make it regretfully. Love to all. Jeff

    December 9, 2013

    • Steve S.

      The roads were a bit of a mess last night. Sorry you got stuck, Jeff. Much warmth to you on a cold Tuesday!

      December 10, 2013

  • Lori G.

    I'm afraid I'm also going to miss you all tonight. I'll see you in January!

    December 9, 2013

    • Steve S.

      Safe travels, Lori. We'll miss you!

      December 10, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Surely our evening together was a cogent demonstration of Kabat-Zinn's writings on generosity. Willingness to go out on a cold evening and sit and share thoughts and ideas... Thank you for your generous hearts.

    December 10, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    Very challenging commute... still on my way home. Cannot make it regretfully. Love to all. Jeff

    December 9, 2013

  • Amy K

    I am returning to Chicago today from a most beautiful 5-day silent meditation retreat. I look forward to sitting in the Sangha with everyone tonight!

    December 9, 2013

    • Steve S.

      So glad you will join us Amy!

      December 9, 2013

  • Mark Z

    Stuck in Roselle working late today, have a peaceful sitting together.

    December 9, 2013

    • Steve S.

      Thanks Mark. Take good care of yourself.

      December 9, 2013

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