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Meditation Practice & Support @ Inner Balance

All teachers agree: The key to a successful meditation practice is regular practice. Therefore this meetup is looking for practitioners who are willing to make a dedicated effort to sit together weekly in order to fully realize the benefits of group practice. All levels and schools of thought are welcome. Meet like minded individuals while expanding your own personal practice in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Feel free to join us for a sitting and experience increased self awareness and inner peace by way of your journey inward.

TIME: Our meeting time will be 7:00pm so please arrive as close to 7:00pm as possible. We will begin our meditation promptly at 7:15pm. This meetup should end by approximately 9:30pm.

LOCATION: Inner Balance is located at the intersection of Pfingsten & Maria (northwest corner). That's between Dundee & Lake Cook across from Underwriters Laboratories. Parking is available in the lot west of the office park. Proceed up the center pathway until reaching Suite 107. If you think that you might need some additional help finding us, please feel free to contact me prior to the closing of RSVP's & I will be happy to provide you with my cell #.

FORMAT: We will begin with a short centering exercise, followed by introductions, some brief instruction and several basic yoga stretches before beginning our formal practice which is described as follows: We will sit in silence for two fifteen minute sessions focusing on our breath as the meditation object. There will be a short break between the sessions for new practitioners to pause and readjust themselves if need be. More experienced meditators may practice all the way through both sessions without pausing if they so choose. When we finish there will be a shared reading, time for questions, reflection and mingling for those who would like to participate.

FYI: Chairs will be available for those who prefer to use them. For those who choose to sit on the floor, blankets, cushions & floorchairs are also available but feel free to bring your own, meditation bench, pillow, yoga mat or zafu cushion if you prefer.

COST: A voluntary donation of $1.00 to help cover expenses would be most appreciated but is by no means expected.

If you have any questions about this particular sitting or our meditation community in general, please feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to sitting in practice and sharing energy in the present moment with all who choose to attend. Namaste, Mark Z

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  • Anitra

    I feel like I'm having way too much fun during meditation...but whatever.

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • Mark Z (.

      Thanks for bringing the plantains Anitra, they were quite yummy! :)

      February 19, 2014

    • Anitra

      You're welcome! It felt great to give to the group:) I'm humbled by your appreciation.

      February 19, 2014

  • jola

    Great as always. It helps me tremendously!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Barbara

    The community was welcoming and supportive. I found the environment relaxing and very conducive to meditation practice. Thanks for a positive experience.

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Mark Z (.

    What a warm & joyful energy in the room last night! We were quite fortunate to follow such a wonderful event and welcome the lingering energy into the circle. Welcome Paige! We are genuinely honored that you chose to begin your journey inward with us last night. I hope that you found your experience to be beneficial & that we will see you again soon. Also, thanks for your courage & flexibility in allowing us to sit straight thru for the whole 30 minute period. Welcome back Barbara & Judy! Great to have you both back in the circle with us. We missed your energy dearly. Loved all of the insight's shared during our post meditation discussion. It was indeed "good medicine" for me, hope y'all gained benefit as well. Grateful to all for participating with open hearts & minds. With a bow & a hug!

    February 17, 2014

  • Ryan

    Great as always

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Doralee

    Outstanding. Meditation at it's best....dimmed lights help to relax while breathing deeply lets my emotions set free.....The support is great...

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,
    Thanks so much for the warm welcome. If you're on Facebook, I would love for you to follow me on my self-transcendent journey through words…everything we talked about tonight resonates accurately with the daily tidbits I post... love to all.
    Paige

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paige-Frisone-Publications/198303977043354

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Doralee

    Looking forward to meditating tonight. This will be my second session...also meeting members.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Mark Z (.

    Wow!! Four waiting and it's only Thursday :) Just a friendly reminder y'all, if your plans end up changing please update your status promptly. That will help provide enough time for someone else to be present.

    February 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      like me! I'm in! hooray.

      February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nervous and excited! First-timer…just finishing Clark Strand's "Meditation Without Gurus…A Guide to the Heart of Practice…" getting mentally prepped! :)

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Goddess G.

    Anitra, I have been trying desperately to catch up with you. You asked about apartments in my building. I am waiting to hear from you because we have one left and I've told management about you. My phone number is[masked] and my email is [masked]. Please contact me ASAP. Love and Gratitude...Goddess Giai

    February 13, 2014

    • Anitra

      just got your message. check your email/phone. thx

      February 13, 2014

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