Meditation Practice & Support @ NSUC

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 9:30pm.

LOCATION: North Shore Unitarian Church (NSUC) is located in Deerfield on Half Day Road (Route 22) 1 mile west of Waukegan Road and 1/2 mile of the I-94 Tollway on the north side of the street. The church shares a driveway with 3000 Half Day Road. Look for their sign as you approach the building. Once you’ve turned into the driveway, you’ll take an immediate right to enter the church campus. The front door is in the back! Ample parking will be available at no cost. If you think that you might need some additional help locating 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 some basic yoga stretches followed by a short centering exercise, introductions and then some brief instruction before beginning our practice described as follows: We will sit in silence for three fifteen minute sessions focusing on our breath as the meditation object. We will perform two periods of standing & walking meditation between these three sessions. 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 please bring your own, meditation bench, pillow, yoga mat or zafu cushion.

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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  • Ron L.

    Mark:
    I can't make it tonight. Sorry

    January 26, 2014

    • Mark Z

      No worries Ron, see you next time.

      January 28, 2014

    • Mark Z

      But wait....you were there! Yay! ;)

      January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for the sitting today. Sorry I couldn't stay till the end. I will plan for it next time. Peace.

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Mark Z

      No worries Roma, happy you could join us!

      January 30, 2014

  • Mark Z

    A wonderful evening of extended practice together, who could ask for more. So grateful to everyone for making time to be present last night. Welcome Dorothy & Roma! Very nice meeting you, thanks for joining us. Hope to see you both again soon. Always enjoy our post sitting discussions, what a blessing to share space with so many wise souls. With a bow of gratitude!

    January 30, 2014

  • Steve S.

    This was a wonderful opportunity to let go in the middle of a busy work week. A true "hump day" treasure.

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • KT9000

    Thanks everyone. These micro-retreats at NSUC are truly a luxurious experience!

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Mark Z

    Since we won't be meeting on February 2nd, due to Super Bowl Sunday, our good friends @ NSUC have offered us the use of Fellowship hall on Wednesday January 29th so we don't have to miss a sitting. Hope you can make it!

    January 20, 2014

    • KT9000

      I hope this will be a luxury sitting!

      January 28, 2014

    • Mark Z

      But of course KT, that's the way we roll on Wednesday night's!

      January 29, 2014

  • Mitch

    Number 6

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Claudia G.

      Says Who?????

      1 · January 27, 2014

    • Mark Z

      Boy....those "Ryan-ism's"­ sure are becoming popular! :) My favorite is still "I am that."

      January 28, 2014

  • Joel S.

    As much as I'd love to attend, my Wednesday nights are currently committed to activities with my son.

    January 20, 2014

    • Mark Z

      I certainly understand the importance of spending quality time with one's kids, that's a wonderful practice Joel. If your dates / times should ever change in that regard, you are most welcome to join us. In the meantime, I am grateful to be able to sit with you on Sunday's. Thanks for joining us!

      January 25, 2014

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