Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists (http://www.uua.org/), we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.
Weekly sessions of Insight or Vipassana meditation, with instructions. The meditation is preceded by a few minutes of Qi Gong exercises, and followed by a talk and discussion applying Buddhist teachings to daily life. The principle teacher is Ginger Clarkson. There is no charge, and each session is open to first-time visitors.
• What we'll do
Let’s get together and practice! Begin a meditation practice by doing it in silence and in the presence of others. We will follow a simple plan: 20 minutes of silent sitting meditation, …10 minute break… followed by another 20 minutes of silent sitting. Afterward, we will share tea. You are welcome to practice any form of meditation you prefer. You can sit on a chair, the floor, your own cushion (please bring). The group is not affiliated with any one style of practice or teacher. We welcome people from all backgrounds and spiritual practices. To begin on your own, check out these two apps: Headspace and 10% Happier. If you have questions, send a note to [masked]
Location: Emerson Unitarian Church, Room 208
Group facilitators: Larry Kelly, Ann May, Beth Hill
Time: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Intended for serious relaxation, this class concentrates on creating and moving Chi/Qi (vital force) through meditation while moving. Jon Naylor teaches the traditional Yang Style short form with martial arts references.
Beginners are encouraged to arrive early for personal instruction at 5:30 p.m.
“Our freedom and liberation have already been fought for. We need to live like we know that.” -Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., founder of the White Privilege
We have all been socialized to believe that we are superior to some and inferior to others. Actions based on these conscious or unconscious beliefs are called internalized dominance and internalized oppression, and cause us to exclude one another and ourselves, even within our movements for social justice. In this workshop, we will explore some of the ways we act out Us and Them and develop a practice to nurture a sense of belonging for ourselves and the people around us.
Bring your lunch and let’s learn together!
The event is free and open to the public with donations greatly appreciated.
Parking in HCC Lot 9
RSVP required: [masked] or[masked]
For more information, visit our website: https://www.centerhealingracism.org/center-for-the-healing-of-racism/lunch-learn-dialogues