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Sunday Evening Sitting - I will be away on Sunday for a family event.  Hence, there will be no Sunday sitting.  We will be back next week.   Doug Doug G. Mar 5, 2016 9:20 AM
Mediation Faq Sheet - Tara Brach, a major teacher and Buddhist psychologist, recently pulled together a Faq Sheet on meditation.  I thought it was useful and informative and am sharing the link (I can't attach it in this application):­ Doug G. Feb 21, 2016 11:41 AM
Meetup details changed: Sunday Sitting Cancelled - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­-Mindfulness-Sitting-Group/eve­nts/226497580/ Doug G. Nov 6, 2015 11:14 PM
Meetup details changed: Sitting Cancelled - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­-Mindfulness-Sitting-Group/eve­nts/222831663/ Doug G. Jul 24, 2015 3:55 PM
Sunday Sitting Cancelled - I am away this meeting and my return has been delayed. My apologies for this late notice. We will resume sittings next Sunday. Metta Doug Doug G. May 16, 2015 4:41 PM
Meetup details changed: Sunday Sitting for April 26 Cancelled - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­-Mindfulness-Sitting-Group/eve­nts/221981839/ Doug G. Apr 21, 2015 9:16 PM
Sunday Sitting Cancelled - My apologies, but I'll be away this weekend and we have no one to open the center and lead the sitting.  We will resume next week.  Sorry for the late notice.   Metta   Doug Doug G. Feb 13, 2015 11:11 PM
Sunday Cancellation - Unfortunately, we need to cancel this Sunday's sitting.  We will meet again on Sunday December 14. Doug Doug G. Dec 5, 2014 9:35 AM
Meetup details changed: Sittings on August 3 and August 10 Cancelled - I Michael R Smith Dear Mindfulness Meditation Group: Doug will be away on retreat for the 3rd and 10th of August. Gina and I will be hosting these times Doug G. Jul 31, 2014 10:08 PM
Sunday Sitting, July 13 - I am sorry to have to cancel this Sunday's meeting.  Unfortunately, I will be away and there is currently no one in town who can open the building and organize the sitting. This is particularly unfortunate as I have had to cancel several other Doug G. Jul 11, 2014 10:57 PM
Sittings - Not being sure as to the reliability of event posting, I'll repeat today's announcement: there will be no sitting this Sunday as Upstate Yoga is having a 2-day seminar.  We will meet again on June 22.   Attendence has been very low fo Doug G. Jun 11, 2014 11:03 PM
Mother's Day - Just a reminder that there will be no sitting on Mother's Day.  See you next week.   Doug Doug G. May 10, 2014 11:34 AM
April 13 Sitting Cancelled - We will not be having a sitting this coming Sunday, the 13th. We will restart the sittings on Sunday, April 20th, with a new (spring/summer) meeting time of 5 pm.  As many of our new members don't have experience with Vipassana meditation, we Doug G. Apr 11, 2014 5:08 PM
Change in Start Time for March 9 - Due to a workshop at Upstate Yoga, our meeting time will be pushed to 5 pm, instead of 4:30. Sorry for the late notice.   Doug Doug G. Mar 8, 2014 6:27 PM
New Meetup: Corrected Time for This Sunday's Sitting - Announcing a new Meetup for Syracuse Mindfulness Meditation Sitting Group! What : Corrected Time for This Sunday's Sitting W Doug G. Feb 8, 2014 2:57 AM
Meetup details changed: Sittings for the Winter -- Sundays at 4:30 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­-Mindfulness-Sitting-Group/eve­nts/160193552/ Doug G. Jan 17, 2014 10:47 PM
Sunday Start Time - Upstate Yoga will be having a workshop that runs until about 5 pm.  Given this, we will be starting this Sunday's sitting at 5:30.  Sorry for the inconvenience.   Metta   Doug Doug G. Jan 17, 2014 10:45 PM
Meetup details changed: No Meeting This Sunday - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­-Mindfulness-Sitting-Group/eve­nts/152712412/ Doug G. Nov 28, 2013 9:29 AM
Meetup details changed: Sunday Sitting Time Change - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­-Mindfulness-Sitting-Group/eve­nts/116896832/ Doug G. Oct 18, 2013 3:28 PM
Change of Time - Now that fall is here, the sittings will start at 4:30, rather than 5.  Look forward to seeing you.   Metta   Doug Doug G. Oct 18, 2013 3:21 PM
Correction about Sunday Sitting - My error -- the next sitting is on Sunday, September 22, at 5.  Sorry about the mistake.   Doug Doug G. Sep 20, 2013 1:53 PM
Sunday - Just a reminder that we will be open for a sitting at 2, rather than 5.  Feel free to show-up when it's convenient.  The regular sitting will be being at 5.  Between 2 and 5 we will have a combination of sitting and walking meditations.   Doug G. Sep 14, 2013 2:08 PM
Meetup details changed: Sunday Sitting Suspended until September 15 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­-Mindfulness-Sitting-Group/eve­nts/134433172/ Doug G. Aug 14, 2013 7:05 PM
Calendar Change - Given the problems of attendance tied to the end of the Summer, Labor Day, and other sundries, we will not be meeting for the next four weeks.  The next sitting will be on Sunday, September 15.  We will kick-off the Fall with the opportunity for sust Doug G. Aug 14, 2013 7:03 PM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] Sunday, July 7 - OK, Thanks Doug. Tomoko. T Jun 30, 2013 9:28 AM
Sunday, July 7 - There will be no sitting on July 7th, as I suspect many will be away or otherwise occupied.  We'll resume on Sunday July 14th.   Doug Doug G. Jun 29, 2013 6:06 PM
Mindfulness Class - Our Vipassana group is based on mindfulness.  Some of you may be interested in a more formal introduction to mindfulness as a practice to integrate into particular problems in daily life, as much as a spiritual practice.   D Doug G. Jun 24, 2013 2:41 PM
Memorial Day Weekend - There will be no sitting on Memorial Day Weekend as I doubt anyone will be around or available.  We'll restart the first Sunday in June.   Metta   Doug Doug G. May 11, 2013 7:28 PM
Next Meetings - Just a reminder that the sitting starts tomorrow at 5.  As I will not be able to attend, would the last person to leave please lock the doorknob?  The building will be open by 5.  Also, I would appreciate someone taking responsibility for collecting Doug G. May 11, 2013 7:24 PM
Change in Meeting Times - As I mentioned earlier in the month, we'll be starting the Sunday sittings at 5 pm for the summer.  The change starts this Sunday.   Look forward to seeing you all then.   Metta   Doug Doug G. Apr 29, 2013 11:10 PM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] Meetings - Doug I also am closer to Liverpool and am available most days from noon on. if morning it would need to be pretty early t user 3. Apr 17, 2013 9:16 PM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] Meetings - I like you idea of discussions after sitting being more open, informal, and centering on the personal rather than the technical. Bryan Apr 15, 2013 10:09 PM
RE: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] Meetings - Lisa Apr 15, 2013 9:48 PM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] Meetings - Doug, Thank you for well taking care of this group. Tomoko. T Apr 15, 2013 4:17 AM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] Meetings - Hi Doug, these all sound like great ideas. I loved the meditation. 5 is great and relaxed tea and conversation sounds wonderful! On Apr 14,[masked]:46 PM, "Doug Goldschmidt" < Lola/Lorraine Apr 14, 2013 8:52 PM
Meetings - I'd like to thank everyone who sent comments on how to improve our group attendance as well as making the group more relevant to each person's goals.  We obviously have some limitations about changes (e.g. the $5 donation is to pay for use of the buil Doug G. Apr 14, 2013 8:45 PM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] The Sangha - Right now I like the time but the weather has interfered a couple of times in the past month and other commitments also. I do know as summer user 3. Apr 3, 2013 1:18 PM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] The Sangha - I have yet to make it to my 1st, mostly due to weather and then some family events. I am planning on this Sunday being my 1st. At this time I Mhonis Apr 3, 2013 1:07 PM
RE: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] The Sangha - I haven't come in quite a while because of the time. L Jim S. Apr 3, 2013 12:40 PM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] The Sangha - Maybe a morning sitting Sent from my iPhone On Apr 2, 2013, at 8:12 PM, Doug Goldschmidt < user 8. Apr 3, 2013 9:38 AM
The Sangha - Attendance has fallen off over the past few weeks.  I'm wondering whether there's something we should do to make it easier and more attractive for getting many of you to come?  Should we change the time or day?  How the sittings are structured?  Al Doug G. Apr 2, 2013 8:12 PM
Podcast suggestion - For those interested, here is a link to a podcast that can be the nidus for discussion following tomorrow's sitting: Torments of the Judging Mind­dio_player/130/3213.html Bryan Feb 16, 2013 11:43 AM
Podcast for tomorrow's disussion? - For those interested and who can find the time, consider listening to the following podcast by Jack Kornfield: Introduction To Meditation: Integrating Meditation Into Your Life­her/85/talk/111 Bryan Jan 12, 2013 2:32 PM
VIRUS FROM TOMOKO - Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] - Looks like another Yahoo account - this is the fifth spam from a Yahoo user I've gotten in 24 hours. DO NOT CLICK ON THAT LINK. Tomoko, change your Yahoo password ASAP! Take care and have fun! - Lorne On 1/7/2013 6:58 AM, Tomoko Tyler Lorne Jan 7, 2013 6:44 PM
(no subject) - http://ea Tomoko. T Jan 7, 2013 6:58 AM
Sunday sitting cancelled on Dec. 30 - Several of the regular attendees have indicated that they are unavailable next Sunday due to holiday travel, family, and festivities. Therefore, we have decided to cancel next week's sitting. Apologies to any of you who had planned to attend. Bryan Dec 23, 2012 10:05 PM
Sunday sitting proposal - Greetings. Several members have indicated that they would prefer meetings which allow more time for socializing and getting to know one another. In that vein, here is proposal (which we can discuss Sunday): Meditate for 40 minutes, as we have t Bryan Nov 29, 2012 9:39 PM
No meetup tomorrow - Dear Members & Sangha, Since many of us still have family in town, the usual Sunday Meetup has been cancelled this week. We will gather again at the usual time and place on Sunday December 2. Happy belated Thanksgiving to all. Bryan Bryan Nov 24, 2012 7:03 PM
Thanksgiving Dharma Talk - You may want to listen to a Dharma Talk by Rebecca Bradshaw in anticipation of our Sunday sitting and Thanksgiving:http://dharmaseed­.org/teacher/143/talk/11355/   Metta Doug Doug G. Nov 14, 2012 11:21 PM
Sunday October 21 - We won't be having a sitting this week as Upstate Yoga will be celebrating the school's first year in their building.  However, Upstate Yoga has a terrific series of free programs during the day including a meditation practice coming from a different Doug G. Oct 18, 2012 11:48 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Sunday Sitting - My regrets, but due to family obligations, I cannot attend Sunday's sitting and have no one to open the building.  Hence, this week's sitting is cancelled.  If someone has another place they want to offer, please place a posting through the site.  M Doug G. Sep 28, 2012 11:42 PM
Rebeginnings - Summer is over.  The white linens are packed away.  And it's time to re-start our Sunday sittings.  Next Sunday, September 9th, at 4:30.  I'll be sending out a copy of Jack Kornfeld's "Four Noble Truths" via  I'll email you all with the Doug G. Sep 2, 2012 8:36 PM
August Sittings - Given the general support for my last email, we'll be suspending all sittings until Sunday, September 9th.  If any of you want to organize an informal sitting, please let me know -- I'd be happy to make my home available on an impromptu basis. Doug G. Aug 3, 2012 11:45 PM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] August Sittings - Yes, I do agree. I like to attend sitting as many as possible... but too many events every weekends and I also have a plan to Tomoko. T Aug 1, 2012 10:00 AM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] August Sittings - Works for me. I have been traveling a lot, look forward to this fall and the sessions. Thanks Ray Sent from my iPhone On Jul ray W. Aug 1, 2012 7:10 AM
August Sittings - Friends:   Attendance has plummeted with the good weather.  I was alone on Sunday, and the prior Sunday we only had two Yogi's.  I propose suspending sittings for the remainder of August, restarting after Labor Day.   Doug G. Jul 31, 2012 11:08 PM
Sunday Sitting - As I'll be traveling during the day, I want to be sure that I'll be back in time to unlock the building.  So, why don't we plan on meeting at 5 instead of 4:30?  I' Doug G. Jul 14, 2012 11:14 AM
Dharma Talks - Greetings again to all. Attached below is my email from 5/21 outlining Dharma talks for us to listen to. Since we did not meet l Bryan Jun 16, 2012 12:36 PM
Sunday Dharma talk - Reminder, for those interested, that we can discuss the following Dharma talk at tomorrow's sitting: Bryan Jun 2, 2012 11:45 AM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] Dharma Talks - Thanks for doing this, i love things being organized. jeannette On May 21, 2012, at 4:26 PM, Bryan wrote: user 3. May 21, 2012 5:35 PM
Dharma Talks - Greetings. Here are the Dharma talks that Doug has referenced in previous emails. May I suggest, for those interested, that we b Bryan May 21, 2012 4:23 PM
Two Dharma Talks - Sorry for being so late.  One Dharma talk on the 4 Noble Truths is by Joe Goldstein.  It can be found at­er/96/talk/2676/.   U Vivekananda on the Five Aggregates:http://dharmaseed.o­rg/teacher/186/talk/3237 Doug G. May 12, 2012 7:00 PM
Re: [Syracuse-Mindfulness-Sitting-­Group] Arrangements for Sunday - Hi Doug, I can volunteer to lock up and collect the money. Will the Center be open when I get there? Thanks, ray W. Apr 21, 2012 2:32 PM
Arrangements for Sunday - As I'm away tomorrow, Bryan has agreed to take care of locking the building and collecting money.  However, he may not be able to attend as he's on-call for his practice.  So, could someone who is planning on coming volunteer as a back-up?  All that Doug G. Apr 21, 2012 1:31 PM
Introduction to Meditation - As some questions came-up at the last sitting about a general introduction to meditation, below you will find three talks dealing with the nature of Vipassana meditation.  Just click on the link and you will be taken to the talk:   Doug G. Apr 20, 2012 3:06 PM
This Sunday - As I've gotten no RSVP's for this Sunday, I will have to cancel the sitting (I'm not in town and had to have my partner open the building -- not worth doing if no one is coming). We'll meet again next Sunday. Doug Doug G. Feb 3, 2012 11:44 PM

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