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Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group - 4/14

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 $1.00. We note when the Cubs play at home because parking is a bit more challenging on those evenings, but not impossible!

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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  • Soo

    Thank you, Steve and all who attended. I'm finding different/greater energy when meditating with a circle of fellow meditators.

    1 · April 15, 2014

    • Jeff G.

      Soo,
      Agreed; sittings with others sure makes a difference.
      Thanks,
      Jeff

      1 · April 15, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Snowy surprise and still we had a warm circle. I rose early this AM, inspired by our reading and hoping to see the finale of the lunar eclipse.

    2 · April 15, 2014

    • Gloria

      Thank you very much Steve for yesterday. You always run a very good class and you are a very good teacher too. I did a 15 minute meditation this morning like the guy in the book suggested. What I'm learning is when people meditate there's stillness and sometimes when people meditate a person also gets answers to problems or questions that they have. For those of us who believe in God which I do because I'm Catholic I've also been told through meditation you can also experience God's answers to you if you are asking him for answers to things. So in stillness we find answers to things, we find God for those of us who believe in God and for some of us we find peace. Meditating is also good for our bodies physically too.

      April 15, 2014

    • Steve S.

      Well said, Gloria... thank you for sharing this!

      1 · April 15, 2014

  • Beverly B.

    All, I won't be attending the meeting today. I need to prepare for a phone interview I have tomorrow.

    April 14, 2014

  • KT9000

    Sorry, I forgot I had another commitment this evening, and I'm moving next Monday. See you in a couple of weeks!

    April 13, 2014

    • Steve S.

      We'll miss you Krishna! Blessings for this evening and good luck with your move! Many exciting life changes!

      April 14, 2014

  • Gloria Jean S.

    I look forward to meeting everyone.

    April 8, 2014

  • Gloria Jean S.

    I look forward to meeting everyone.

    April 8, 2014

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