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Welcome Meditators of All Schools & Experience Levels!

The purpose of this group, as the Buddha said, is to seek out "wise and beneficial friends" who support us and our Meditation practice. We are a group of beginning and advanced meditators, extending an open invitation to anyone seeking to develop a meditation practice that is an integral part of a caring/care-full relationship to oneself and the world.

All teachers agree: The key to a successful meditation practice is regular practice. The development of Wisdom through regular meditation practice can lead to a decrease of "suffering" as well as an increase in Inner Peace and Compassion for oneself and others. This group is open to people who realize the benefits of meditating together and want to make a dedicated effort to sustain a once-weekly sitting meditation (with instruction, as needed). Most weeks, a reading with brief discussion and mingling follows.

This group is open to all schools of thought, meditation formats and experience levels. People of any religious tradition—Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, atheist, agnostic or without label for their spirituality—are welcome. People of all ethnicities, gender, sexual orientation and country of origin are welcome! We strive to lead lives guided by ethical commitments as set forth by the eightfold path articulated in Buddhist tradition while recognizing our unity with those from all the great spiritual traditions of the World.

We are a peer-lead group with facilitation of the evenings rotating between six group members. We are fellow practitioners and accept no remuneration for our time. Our benefit is the opportunity to practice with others on the path!

Please join us! You are most welcome.

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Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group - 2/6 - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Everyone is welcome to join our weekly meditation on Monday evening at 7:00pm. All levels of experience are welcome. We have up to 30-35 minute silent sitting sessions, so some level of acclimation to stillness is helpful. Though we are secular, you'll find Vipassana and mindfulness are common themes here. THIS MEETING WILL BE LIVE AT HOLY TRINITY, 1218 ADDISON, CHICAGO.

The evening will include silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading and reflection with time to share with one another. Some times there is very accessible Qigong as a way to tune into the body.

Parking passes are available for the lot behind Missio Dei, 1242 Addison (the lot is accessed from the alley behind Missio Dei). 383 neighborhood parking passes are available for $1.

A NOTE ABOUT COVID SAFETY: This invitation is extended to all who have been fully vaccinated. As of this date,[masked], Cook County Covid levels are "medium." MASKING IS OPTIONAL. For more information on Covid safety practices for this group, please read here. If Covid levels change, check the website for the evening's masking policy.

FOR THOSE WHO WISH, A HANDFUL OF US ARE MEETING AT 6PM FOR DINNER BEFORE MEDITATION! BRING A SANDWICH, SALAD OR WHATEVER YOU WISH AND JOIN US!

There is a $1 voluntary donation for the evening to help defray the cost of our rent at Holy Trinity.

Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group - 2/13 - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Everyone is welcome to join our weekly meditation on Monday evening at 7:00pm. All levels of experience are welcome. We have up to 30-35 minute silent sitting sessions, so some level of acclimation to stillness is helpful. Though we are secular, you'll find Vipassana and mindfulness are common themes here. THIS MEETING WILL BE LIVE AT HOLY TRINITY, 1218 ADDISON, CHICAGO.

The evening will include silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading and reflection with time to share with one another. Some times there is very accessible Qigong as a way to tune into the body.

Parking passes are available for the lot behind Missio Dei, 1242 Addison (the lot is accessed from the alley behind Missio Dei). 383 neighborhood parking passes are available for $1.

A NOTE ABOUT COVID SAFETY: This invitation is extended to all who have been fully vaccinated. As of this date,[masked], Cook County Covid levels are "medium." MASKING IS OPTIONAL. For more information on Covid safety practices for this group, please read here. If Covid levels change, check the website for the evening's masking policy.

FOR THOSE WHO WISH, A HANDFUL OF US ARE MEETING AT 6PM FOR DINNER BEFORE MEDITATION! BRING A SANDWICH, SALAD OR WHATEVER YOU WISH AND JOIN US!

There is a $1 voluntary donation for the evening to help defray the cost of our rent at Holy Trinity.

Day Of Mindfulness - 2/18 - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Join the Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group and the Insight Chicago Meditation Community for a Day Of Mindfulness. The day will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, Qigong, and spoken reflection. Much of the day will be conducted in Noble Silence. Newcomers and experienced meditators are welcome. It will be helpful to be accustomed to sitting for extended periods of time in silence and stillness. THIS MEETING WILL BE LIVE AT HOLY TRINITY, 1218 ADDISON, CHICAGO. ENTER THROUGH THE SIDE DOOR ON MAGNOLIA.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Otherwise chairs will be provided. Bring a "brown bag" lunch and a beverage for our "eating meditation" period (lunch). There is a kitchen with a microwave, refrigeration and water to drink.

You may park in the lot behind Missio Dei, 1242 Addison (the lot is accessed from the alley behind Missio Dei). You will need a parking permit sticker identifying your vehicle as part of the meditation group. 383 neighborhood parking passes are available for $1 for street parking. (Note: passes are not required until 6PM.)

A NOTE ABOUT COVID SAFETY: This invitation is extended to all who have been fully vaccinated. As of this date,[masked], Cook County Covid levels are "medium." MASKING IS OPTIONAL. For more information on Covid safety practices for this group, please read here. If Covid levels change, check the website for the masking policy for the day.

There is a $10 voluntary donation for the day to help defray the cost of our rent at Holy Trinity.

Chicago Weekly Sitting Meditation Group - 2/20 - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Everyone is welcome to join our weekly meditation on Monday evening at 7:00pm. All levels of experience are welcome. We have up to 30-35 minute silent sitting sessions, so some level of acclimation to stillness is helpful. Though we are secular, you'll find Vipassana and mindfulness are common themes here. THIS MEETING WILL BE LIVE AT HOLY TRINITY, 1218 ADDISON, CHICAGO.

The evening will include silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading and reflection with time to share with one another. Some times there is very accessible Qigong as a way to tune into the body.

Parking passes are available for the lot behind Missio Dei, 1242 Addison (the lot is accessed from the alley behind Missio Dei). 383 neighborhood parking passes are available for $1.

A NOTE ABOUT COVID SAFETY: This invitation is extended to all who have been fully vaccinated. As of this date,[masked], Cook County Covid levels are "medium." MASKING IS OPTIONAL. For more information on Covid safety practices for this group, please read here. If Covid levels change, check the website for the evening's masking policy.

FOR THOSE WHO WISH, A HANDFUL OF US ARE MEETING AT 6PM FOR DINNER BEFORE MEDITATION! BRING A SANDWICH, SALAD OR WHATEVER YOU WISH AND JOIN US!

There is a $1 voluntary donation for the evening to help defray the cost of our rent at Holy Trinity.

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