Meditation: Practice in Noble Silence

This week we meet at the UU Church of Peoria at 3000 W. Richwoods Blvd. for our  "3rd Thursday of the month" meditation in 'Noble Silence' -- refraining from unnecessary communication   --  in order to minimize distraction and facilitate mindfulness. (Simple printed instructions in the basics of mindfulness meditation will be available.) Please leave your shoes outside the sanctuary. Noble Silence will begin at 7:00pm, practice will begin with the ringing of the chime at 7:15pm and will end with the ringing of the chime at 7:55pm, which will also bring us out of Noble Silence. If you wish, after getting back into your footwear, you can stay for (approx. a half hour of) talk about life, the universe and meditation practice in the comfortable conversation area in the church's entry area.

(Meditation on the 1st Thursday of the month will continue to be guided meditation with spoken instructions for those who are new to mindfulness meditation in the Vipassana tradition available from 7:00pm to 7:15pm. On the 3rd Thursday of the month we will practice in silence as described above.)

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  • S Dinkins

    A friend recommended the 3rd Thursday of the month as I usually sit in silent meditation with a zen group in Bloomington/Normal each Friday night. Definitely looking forward to it!

    August 18

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