This is a monthly support group in the North Bay for gay/queer men interested in spirituality. The format is discussion, combined with brief periods of meditation, and informal instruction.
Mindfulness, Meditation and Miracles
Mindfulness is an increased awareness of the present moment—without judgement.
Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound or the breath in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.
A “miracle” in The Course in Miracles is the conscious choice to look at our experience in a different way.
Often, reality doesn’t match what we expect or want. We can exhaust ourselves as we try to change the external world or find a way to alter our thinking and feeling—often through acceptance.
Any one of these three activities or a combination can be seen as a spiritual path or practice toward increased peace of mind and contentment.
Save the date: Sunday, March 10th. One of our members, Nor, has volunteered to share his experience with a particular kind of meditation. We'll send a description a bit later. In our last meeting we talked about love and relationships, what we have and what we want. Four of us went out for Chinese dinner afterwards. We have a core group of men who have attended on a regular basis. Another thank you to Frank who brought long stem red roses for everyone. Enough roses were left to create the arrangement above--one rose for each man in attendance. And they're still going strong ten days after we met. Thanks, Frank.