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Dear Desert Meditators,

We hope that your self-care and compassion are keeping you well. Given the shelter-in-place mandate, our special Monday Meditation Group was suspended. Pina, Ian and I are pleased to announce that we will resume our practice virtually, via Zoom (video/audio access or by phone) starting this coming Monday, April 20, 2020 at the same time, 5:30 PM.

Please send an email to me ( gustavowong91@yahoo.com ) to obtain the Zoom meeting code and to continue receiving email updates about our group.

Lastly, we would like to ask you to pass the word around, since we do not have contact information from all past and recent participants.

Looking forward to practicing with many of you again!

Namaste,

Gustavo

You are also welcome at any of the ongoing online meditations offered by Insight Community of the Desert.

Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 4:30pm to 6:00

Tuesday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 6:30pm to 8:00

Friday Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation with Ian Challis, 4:30pm to 5:15

You can learn more about these offerings at http://www.desertinsight.org

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Please join us in the spirit of group meditation practice. We are meditation practitioners from many backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.

We practice a basic silent (non-guided) meditation for 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation (deliberate walking, feeling connection to our bodies and the earth) followed by a Dharma book reading and discussion for 20 to 30 minutes. Recent books read by the group have included works by Thich Nhat Hanh, Tulku Thondup, Pema Chödrön, Joseph Goldstein and Charlotte Joko Beck.

Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner this session offers each of us the ability to practice meditation with others and share our experiences.

For newcomers to meditation, we can offer a brief instruction on sitting meditation and getting comfortable. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get to know you.

Mondays
5:30 – 6:45 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert in Rancho Mirage

72-425 Via Vail,
Rancho Mirage, CA
on the corner of Key Largo,
1 block So. of Dinah Shore Dr.

Participation is free – donations are appreciated. All donations go to the UUCOD.

I am aware that every step, every breath, every smile, every look made in mindfulness is an act of true love. —Thich Nhat Hanh

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Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert

Dear Desert Meditators, We hope that your self-care and compassion are keeping you well. Given the shelter-in-place mandate, our special Monday Meditation Group was suspended. Pina, Ian and I are pleased to announce that we will resume our practice virtually, via Zoom (video/audio access or by phone) starting this coming Monday, April 20, 2020 at the same time, 5:30 PM. Please send an email to me ( [masked] ) to obtain the Zoom meeting code and to continue receiving email updates about our group. Lastly, we would like to ask you to pass the word around, since we do not have contact information from all past and recent participants. Looking forward to practicing with many of you again! Namaste, Gustavo You are also welcome at any of the ongoing online meditations offered by Insight Community of the Desert. Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 4:30pm to 6:00 Tuesday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 6:30pm to 8:00 Friday Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation with Ian Challis, 4:30pm to 5:15 You can learn more about these offerings at www.desertinsight.org Meditation is the means which we use to clear our minds and become more aware of the universe and our role in it. All those interested in mindfulness and the practice of meditation are invited to join us. This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your spiritual practice through meditation. Program: A basic Vipassanā/sitting and silent (non-guided) meditation for 20-30 minutes, followed by 5 to 8 minutes of walking meditation (deliberate walking feeling connection to the earth) followed by reading and discussion for 20 to 30 minutes. Our reading and brief discussion is based on a dharma book chosen by the group. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner this session offers each of us the ability to practice meditation with others and share our experiences. For newcomers to meditation, we will offer a brief instruction on sitting meditation and getting comfortable. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get to know you.

Now Meeting Online!

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert

Dear Desert Meditators, We hope that your self-care and compassion are keeping you well. Given the shelter-in-place mandate, our special Monday Meditation Group was suspended. Pina, Ian and I are pleased to announce that we will resume our practice virtually, via Zoom (video/audio access or by phone) starting this coming Monday, April 20, 2020 at the same time, 5:30 PM. Please send an email to me ( [masked] ) to obtain the Zoom meeting code and to continue receiving email updates about our group. Lastly, we would like to ask you to pass the word around, since we do not have contact information from all past and recent participants. Looking forward to practicing with many of you again! Namaste, Gustavo You are also welcome at any of the ongoing online meditations offered by Insight Community of the Desert. Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 4:30pm to 6:00 Tuesday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 6:30pm to 8:00 Friday Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation with Ian Challis, 4:30pm to 5:15 You can learn more about these offerings at www.desertinsight.org Meditation is the means which we use to clear our minds and become more aware of the universe and our role in it. All those interested in mindfulness and the practice of meditation are invited to join us. This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your spiritual practice through meditation. Program: A basic Vipassanā/sitting and silent (non-guided) meditation for 20-30 minutes, followed by 5 to 8 minutes of walking meditation (deliberate walking feeling connection to the earth) followed by reading and discussion for 20 to 30 minutes. Our reading and brief discussion is based on a dharma book chosen by the group. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner this session offers each of us the ability to practice meditation with others and share our experiences. For newcomers to meditation, we will offer a brief instruction on sitting meditation and getting comfortable. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get to know you.

Now Meeting Online!

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert

Dear Desert Meditators, We hope that your self-care and compassion are keeping you well. Given the shelter-in-place mandate, our special Monday Meditation Group was suspended. Pina, Ian and I are pleased to announce that we will resume our practice virtually, via Zoom (video/audio access or by phone) starting this coming Monday, April 20, 2020 at the same time, 5:30 PM. Please send an email to me ( [masked] ) to obtain the Zoom meeting code and to continue receiving email updates about our group. Lastly, we would like to ask you to pass the word around, since we do not have contact information from all past and recent participants. Looking forward to practicing with many of you again! Namaste, Gustavo You are also welcome at any of the ongoing online meditations offered by Insight Community of the Desert. Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 4:30pm to 6:00 Tuesday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 6:30pm to 8:00 Friday Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation with Ian Challis, 4:30pm to 5:15 You can learn more about these offerings at www.desertinsight.org Meditation is the means which we use to clear our minds and become more aware of the universe and our role in it. All those interested in mindfulness and the practice of meditation are invited to join us. This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your spiritual practice through meditation. Program: A basic Vipassanā/sitting and silent (non-guided) meditation for 20-30 minutes, followed by 5 to 8 minutes of walking meditation (deliberate walking feeling connection to the earth) followed by reading and discussion for 20 to 30 minutes. Our reading and brief discussion is based on a dharma book chosen by the group. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner this session offers each of us the ability to practice meditation with others and share our experiences. For newcomers to meditation, we will offer a brief instruction on sitting meditation and getting comfortable. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get to know you.

Now Meeting Online!

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert

Dear Desert Meditators, We hope that your self-care and compassion are keeping you well. Given the shelter-in-place mandate, our special Monday Meditation Group was suspended. Pina, Ian and I are pleased to announce that we will resume our practice virtually, via Zoom (video/audio access or by phone) starting this coming Monday, April 20, 2020 at the same time, 5:30 PM. Please send an email to me ( [masked] ) to obtain the Zoom meeting code and to continue receiving email updates about our group. Lastly, we would like to ask you to pass the word around, since we do not have contact information from all past and recent participants. Looking forward to practicing with many of you again! Namaste, Gustavo You are also welcome at any of the ongoing online meditations offered by Insight Community of the Desert. Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 4:30pm to 6:00 Tuesday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 6:30pm to 8:00 Friday Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation with Ian Challis, 4:30pm to 5:15 You can learn more about these offerings at www.desertinsight.org Meditation is the means which we use to clear our minds and become more aware of the universe and our role in it. All those interested in mindfulness and the practice of meditation are invited to join us. This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your spiritual practice through meditation. Program: A basic Vipassanā/sitting and silent (non-guided) meditation for 20-30 minutes, followed by 5 to 8 minutes of walking meditation (deliberate walking feeling connection to the earth) followed by reading and discussion for 20 to 30 minutes. Our reading and brief discussion is based on a dharma book chosen by the group. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner this session offers each of us the ability to practice meditation with others and share our experiences. For newcomers to meditation, we will offer a brief instruction on sitting meditation and getting comfortable. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get to know you.

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