Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group - 8/25

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, our usual home for meditation. 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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  • Sean

    Hey folks, newcomer here to your group and Meet-up in general. Pretty new to Chicago but have been sitting for awhile. Do you have cushions on hand to borrow? I take CTA so dragging my stuff around is a challenge.

    August 22

    • Steve S.

      Hey Sean. Yup I saw it and yelled out for the owner, but I think you were already gone. I left it at the church on the table. You can retrieve any time during business hours as there is always a staff person there. Looks like you'll need it today! ;-)

      August 26

    • Sean

      Thanks, I got layers of rain gear. Not my first mid-west rodeo! Look forward to the next meeting.

      August 26

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    A former member

    Steve, thank you once more for the gentle way that you lead us and my thanks to the group for the comfort shown to me.

    2 · August 26

  • Steve S.

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing thoughts about how to be more present, aware and connected to life. A deep breath goes a long way in reminding me to return to my body and the present moment. It felt good to take a lot of those in good company!

    2 · August 26

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