It has been stated many different times by many different people that our Sunday night sittings provide a nice balance for the work week ahead. This is one of the wonderful benefits manifested by these sittings. So, I thought, why not experience that same balance during our much deserved freetime too? Thus we're trying something new, a Saturday morning sitting at North Shore Unitarian Church to help set the tone for a mindful weekend. When we are able to be fully present to what is, we can enjoy that "isness" far more deeply. Please come join us and hopefully make your weekend a little more meaningful as a result!
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. Experience increased self awareness and inner peace by way of your journey inward.
TIME: Our meeting time will be 9:45am so please arrive as close to 9:45am as possible. We will begin our meditation promptly at 10:00am. This meetup should end by approximately 12:00pm.
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 a short centering exercise, 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 twenty minute sessions focusing on our breath as the meditation object. We will perform one twenty minute period of Vipassana style walking meditation between these two sessions. When we finish there will be a shared reading or an audio presentation, 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 offset 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