As you may know, Mark Gebert will be on retreat in early July, so he and Veletta will not host a half-day retreat next month.
However, long-time SSIM member Bruce Williams has volunteered to host a half-day meditation retreat and lunch at his home near Buckhead/Lenox Square Mall on Sun., July 14. Meditation starts at 10 a.m. and will continue until 1:20 p.m.
Thirty-minute periods of sitting meditation will be interspersed with 10-minute walking periods.
The schedule is:
9:45 - 10:00 am Meet and Greet
10:00 - 10:10 am Settle in and Introductory Remarks
10:10 - 10:40 am Sitting Meditation
10:40 - 10:50 am Walking Meditation
10:50 - 11:20 am Sitting Meditation
11:20 - 11:30 am Walking Meditation
11:30 - 12:00 noon Sitting Meditation
12:00 - 12:10 pm Walking Meditation
12:10 - 12:40 pm Sitting Meditation
12:40 - 12:50 pm Walking Meditation
12:50 - 1:20 pm Sitting Meditation
1:20 - 2:30 pm Lunch
Bruce is available to give newcomers instruction in the basics of sitting or walking meditation. Bruce has room for about a dozen people. He has plenty of zabutons, zafus, Gomdens and meditation benches, or you can bring your own supports. If you plan to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible.
Bruce will provide a veggie pasta dish, bread, salad and tea. Attendees are welcome to bring food to share as well but are not expected to do so.
Bruce lives at 3437 Rockhaven Cir. NE, Atlanta, 30324. For directions or other information, just email Bruce at [masked] or call him at home at[masked]-5624.
Thanks to Bruce!