This week's topic will be "Teachings and Stories in the Wheel of Life", part of the "Our Journey Through the Six Realms" series scheduled for September and October.
Weekly classes and meditation services are held in the San Mateo Room of the Christ Church Cathedral at 35 Chestnut Street in Springfield, MA.
Park in the lot across from the Church on Chestnut Street. The lot is the one surrounded by a chain link fence on your left on top of the small hill you'll drive up after crossing State Street. (You can ignore the "Parking by Permit Only" signs!) Walk across the street to the Church. Please do not park in the lot beside or behind the church, which is reserved for the church choir.
How to find us:
Enter the building through the Chestnut Street courtyard entrance (the red doors set farthest back from the road). Inside the building go left up a few steps and then go right and down the stairs. Turn right at the bottom of the stairs, and you will find us in the San Mateo room. You can also take the elevator in the lobby down to the lower level.
From the SOUTH:
Take EXIT 6 (Springfield Center) from I-91.
You're now on East Columbus Ave., which parallels I-91.
Turn RIGHT at the 1st traffic light, onto Union St. Drive two (long) blocks and, at the top of the hill, turn LEFT onto Maple Street. You'll pass South Congregational Church on your right.
At the traffic light, you'll go across State St., and Christ Church Cathedral is immediately on your right, at the top of the little hill. The parking lot is on your left.
From the EAST:
Use EXIT 6 from the MassPike.
At the lights after the tollbooth, turn LEFT onto I-291.
In about 5 miles, I-291 divides, and you want the LEFT fork (marked for US-20 West and West Springfield). But immediately after the fork, take the little exit to the RIGHT marked 'Dwight Street.'
At the lights at the bottom of that ramp, turn LEFT onto Dwight St.
Drive straight south on Dwight Street, about 5 or 6 traffic lights, and you'll see the MassMutual Center on your right.
Right after you pass the MassMutual Center, you'll cross State Street. Immediately get over into the left lane. You'll be reversing your direction by driving around a 180 degree left-hand curve.
At the traffic light, you'll go across State Street and Christ Church Cathedral is immediately on your right, at the top of the little hill. The parking lot is on your left.
From the WEST:
Use EXIT 4 (West Springfield) from the MassPike
Go South on I-91, and follow the 'From the North' directions immediately below.
From the NORTH:
Use Exit 7 from I-91, marked 'Columbus Avenue, Springfield Center.'
Turn LEFT at the first light (opposite Memorial Bridge) and go through TWO lights (crossing E. Columbus Ave. and Main St.).
After the Mass Mutual Center (on your right), turn RIGHT onto Dwight St. Cross State St. at the next light, then get into the LEFT lane and reverse direction by driving around a left hand curve.
At the traffic light, you'll go across State St. again, and Christ Church Cathedral is immediately on your right, at the top of the little hill. The parking lot is on your left.