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Dharma Gathering at Unity on the Bay
• What we'll do Every 3rd Thursday of the Month - Starting Feb. 15, 2018 Unity on the Bay is excited to partner with The Miami Shambala Meditation Group, a part of Shambhala International, a worldwide community of urban and rural meditation practice and retreat centers, directed by the Tibetan teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This Dharma Gathering is open to anyone who is interested in learning to meditate or wishes to deepen their meditation practice. Generally, the event includes a talk or a book reading, meditation instruction and group meditation, with tea and cookies and socializing afterward. Each month the Dharma Gathering will have a different topic, such as "Learn To Meditate", "Why Meditate", "Is Enlightened Society Possible?", "The Wisdom of Emotions", etc. You will just have to show up and be surprised by that night's topic. We welcome anyone who would like to learn meditation practice and who aspires to expand the experience of gentleness into all areas of life. Come sit with us! We gratefully accept donations (suggested donation of $5 per person) Your generosity goes to support Unity on the Bay's Mission & Vision and The Miami Shambala Meditation Group. Thank you. For full details, please visit https://www.unityonthebay.org/shambhala/ • What to bring • Important to know

Unity on the Bay

411 Ne 21st St · Miami

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Hello all,
My name is Hal Martin, the new “organizer” of Miami Meditation. I am inviting a co-organizer to the group, Laurie Wilson. What I have coming up is way bigger than my “little” self could possibly handle by myself.

I recently retired from Miami Dade Fire Rescue, after 28 years in the fire service. I spent the first 3-½ years with Hallandale Fire Rescue, then came to the county. It was a rewarding career and I cherish all the life experiences that it afforded me. Now I move on to my next “adventure”.

The “form” of meditation that is me in this now moment is the “process” of self inquiry. The “simple” process for knowing who you are. I found it through the teachings of ramana maharshi, who left his body in 1950, and was drawn to his ashram in India 17 years ago. My wife Marcia and I have continued going back every year since.
There is a growing “lineage” of teachers that are sharing their own “form” of self inquiry. Some that “resonate” in me, some that do not. My intention is to share with you those that do. Not that I feel the “others” are wrong or bad. It’s just that I want to share with you what I am passionate about.

I “looked around the room” and from our Meetup website, which is all I have to go by, it looks as if Candace, who I have never met, was sharing a particular “style” of meditation. I see this as a major change that I suggest we implement in this Meetup. I am open for suggestion. Even though I “stepped up” to keep this group going, I do not know anything about Clairvision, and I obviously cannot share a style of meditation I do not know. Although, there are many similarities between who I am what she appeared to be sharing.

With that said, here is a brief overview of what I would like to propose to you as a possible outline of Miami Meditation:

1. We are an open and diverse group of “meditators”, both in members and presenters.
2. Our calendar will offer a wide range of “options” to choose from allowing the group to find what works for them.
3. This calendar, like life, will be constantly changing.

I look forward to meeting you in the upcoming meetings and can only hope that our offerings can be of service to you in finding your Self through some form of inner experience.

Om shanti, shanti, shanti

Namaste’
Hal

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