Meditation Practice & Support @ Inner Balance

  • January 26, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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All teachers agree: The key to a successful meditation practice is regular practice. Therefore this meetup is looking for practitioners who are willing to make a dedicated effort to sit together weekly in order to fully realize the benefits of group practice. All levels and schools of thought are welcome. Meet like minded individuals while expanding your own personal practice in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Feel free to join us for a sitting and experience increased self awareness and inner peace by way of your journey inward.

TIME:Our meeting time will be 7:00pm so please arrive as close to 7:00pm as possible. We will begin our meditation promptly at 7:15pm. This meetup should end by approximately 9:15pm.

LOCATION: Inner Balance is located at the intersection of Pfingsten & Maria (northwest corner). That's between Dundee & Lake Cook across from Underwriters Laboratories. Parking is available in the lot west of the office park. Proceed up the center pathway until reaching Suite 107. If you think that you might need some additional help finding us, please feel free to contact me prior to the closing of RSVP's & I will be happy to provide you with my cell #.

FORMAT: We will begin with a short centering exercise, followed by introductions, some brief instruction and several basic yoga stretches before beginning our formal practice which is described as follows: We will sit in silence for two fifteen minute sessions focusing on our breath as the meditation object. There will be a short break between the sessions for new practitioners to pause and readjust themselves if need be. More experienced meditators may practice all the way through both sessions without pausing if they so choose. 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 also 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 meditation community 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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  • Faye

    sorry, I need to take a pass tonight.
    enjoy!

    January 26, 2014

    • Mark Z

      We missed you Faye, see you soon!

      January 28, 2014

  • Patrick F.

    I am out of town until Monday

    January 26, 2014

    • Mark Z

      Looking forward to meeting you Patrick!

      January 28, 2014

  • Mark Z

    Another wonderful evening @ Inner Balance! Really appreciated everyone's willingness to endure the frigid conditions in order to be present. Welcome Carolina, Doralee & Julie! Thanks to you all for opening up your hearts to the group. Sharing energy and insights in new surroundings takes a lot of courage, it warms my heart to see such bravery in action. Found Pema's audio to be "Good Medicine" indeed, glad y'all enjoyed it. With a bow & a hug!

    January 28, 2014

  • Steve S.

    What warm hearts on a cold evening! I appreciate the honesty and openness and willingness to share ways to journey with awareness.

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Doralee

    The meditation was a wonderful experience, and I plan to continue and learn more. Enjoyed being with the nice group of people. To Inner Peace!

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • lisa s.

    Thanks, everyone, for another night on the road to inner peace

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Goddess G.

    The meditation keeps topping itself. Two thumbs up!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Anitra

    It was amazing! I had such a great time there:)

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Mitch

    It was exactly as it should be.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Mitch

    Very much looking forward to mediating with the whole group Sunday. Can't wait actually, ..

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • KT9000

    Going to miss this one as I have another commitment.

    January 21, 2014

    • Mark Z

      We'll miss you too KT9000 ;) See you on Monday!

      January 25, 2014

    • KT9000

      Stay warm! See you on Monday and Wednesday!

      January 25, 2014

  • Anitra

    I'm really looking forward to re-centering myself.

    January 24, 2014

    • Mark Z

      Wonderful to have you back in the circle Anitra!

      January 25, 2014

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