Advanced / Intermediate Meditation Practice & Support @ Inner Balance

  • September 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This meetup is recommended for experienced practitioners (First time meditators are encouraged to attend at least several regular sittings prior to signing up for this meetup) since we will be sitting straight through for 50 minutes without any breaks. Feel free to join us as we go deeper into our practice of mindfulness. Come join like minded individuals and experience increased self awareness and inner peace by way of your journey inward.

**NOTE - NEW TIME: In 2013 we will be returning to our original meeting time of 7:00 pm so please arrive as close to 7:00 as possible. We will begin meditating by 7:15pm. This meetup should end by approximately 9:15pm.

**NOTE - NEW LOCATION: We are located at the intersection of Pfingsten & Maria (northwest corner). That's between Dundee & Lake Cook across from Underwriters Laboratories. If you you need additional help, please contact me prior to the closing of RSVP's & I will provide you with my cell #.

FORMAT: We will begin the evening with introductions followed by a brief period of stretching via several yoga positions before beginning our practice described as follows:  We will start with a short five minute guided centering excercise and then sit in silence for an additional forty-five minutes simply focusing on our breath as the meditation object. When we finish there will be a shared reading, time for questions, reflection and mingling for those who would like to participate.

FYI: Chairs will be available for those who prefer to use them. For those who choose to sit on the floor, blankets, cushions & floorchairs are available but feel free to bring your own, meditation bench, pillow, yoga mat or zafu cushion if you prefer.

COST: A voluntary donation of $1.00 to help cover expenses would be most appreciated but is by no means expected.

If you have any questions about this particular sitting or our meetup group in general, please feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to sitting in practice and sharing energy in the present moment with all who choose to attend. Namaste, Mark Z

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  • Sea P.

    Thanks Mark and Claudia for all your effort! Best wishes to all of you!

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Ernest

    Love the long session. Good to see the group in good spirits. Happy to hear Sarah is healing. Have an enriching week!

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Silent S.

    Sometimes life has different plans for us. Sorry for the late change.

    September 29, 2013

    • Mark Z

      Appreciated the heads-up Steve, "Life happens", right? Hope to see you again soon. Enjoy the moment!

      September 30, 2013

  • Goddess G.

    Please, please forgive me for not showing up. I fully intended on being there, but at the last minute my daughter and grandson needed my help. I miss you very much. Namaste.

    Goddess Giai

    September 29, 2013

    • Mark Z

      No worries Giai, we miss you too! Hope to see you soon. Have a wonderful week.

      September 30, 2013

  • Mark Z

    I always enjoy the benefits of our longer sittings together. Going deeper into practice helps fertalize the soil for our seeds of growth. Genuinely grateful to all in attendance for making time to be present last night. Also, special thanks to everyone for so generously sending your Loving & healing energy to Sarah, who had a successful surgery & is on the road to recovery. I wish our dear friends Donna & Mitch all the best as they help Sarah return to balance. Always an honor to sit with y'all. With a bow & a hug

    September 30, 2013

  • KT9000

    Thanks to all for a wonderful sit and discussion. And for putting up with my garrulous nature tonight. To bring up a point that never gets old, it's refreshing to hear the many perspectives that folks bring to the group. Citing the wisdom of those more experienced than myself, I say: Take what is useful to you, and leave the rest!

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Claudia G.

    It was a wonderful meeting and a joy to be able to meditate for a longer period of time. Thank you to all the newcomers and for sharing your energy...

    1 · September 30, 2013

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