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Re: [meditation-200] Re:Our Last Meditation Meetup at CSL: All Good Things......

From: elyse w.
Sent on: Monday, March 26, 2012 10:35 AM
Hi Brett,  Although Paul and I have not been around much this past 
year ---we want to thank you for the wonderful contribution you made 
to us ---and many in the community.

Wishing you much health and happiness.........

and many fun-silly-inspiring adventures with your kids --(wife and 
work too of course) ---etc. etc.

with love,
elyse and Paul

At 09:32 AM 3/26/2012, you wrote:
>Hi there, I know its short notice but it's as much a surprise to me 
>as it is to you. The wonderful venue where we have hosted our 
>meditation meetup for the last 6 years has a change in priorities 
>for their space. At the same time, I now have  a growing family with 
>2 small children and a  business that continues to expand, both 
>requiring more and more of my time and focus. The confluence of 
>these factors is ushering me to take a sabbatical from teaching for 
>a period of time (I'm sure it won't be too long as I love meditating 
>with you all and it's a huge part of my life) As we wind things down 
>at The center I want to take this opportunity to thank YOU for your 
>participation and involvement in this group because your individual 
>energy and committment to go deeper, know yourself more intimately 
>and share that with the other members of this group has made it what 
>it is today. The inspiration for this group started 6 years ago 
>after attending a teachers retreat with Deepak Chopra . the topic at 
>the time was "Be the change" and people were asking how we could 
>create more peace in the world in the light of the fac that the Al 
>Quaida terror cells were still creating mayhem around the globe. He 
>invited to go back to our communities and create "peace cells" . So 
>thats what i did. I put a flag in the sand and an intention to just 
>be able to mediate with a few like minded people. 331 weekly 
>meetings and over a over a thousand meditation students later, 
>sharing the gift of mediation at with you all has changed my life in 
>somany ways and theres much to be grateful for.  My hope is that you 
>received as much benefit in attending the group as I have leading 
>it. So what's next? Well we have a great group of committed 
>meditators here , and margaret mead once said "never doubt that a 
>small group of committed individuals can change the world, in fact 
>it's the only thing that ever has". So i invite you to keep 
>meditating. To support you going forward , the weekly meditations 
>will be moving to Mondays in Cambell and joing up with the Campbell 
>Meditation Meetup. Greg deVries hosts that meetup and does an 
>amazing job. Greg came to one of my meet ups 5 years ago and was 
>inspired to start that group and many of you go to both our groups. 
>So Be on the lookout for weekly reminders from me directing you to 
>Greg's monday meetups. Thanks again for your participation in the 
>group and join us for this weeks farewell meditation on Thursday at 
>7:00PM if you can. This message will be posted on the message board 
>so feel free to comment if you like Namaste, Brett Jennings[masked]
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