• Weekly Tuesday Evening Meditations with Dharma Moon Sangha

    Dharma Moon Sangha, a Buddhist meditation group in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh (Emmaus * Allentown * Bethlehem * Easton * Lehigh Valley) will now have it's Meet Up notifications posted on the Keystone Meetup. Carol Cannon, one of Keystone's Meetup organizers, is also a co-facilitator of the DMS, which was founded and organized by Michael Gill. We gather each Tuesday evening at LivingRoom Yoga in Emmaus. Practitioners should arrive between 7:00-7:10 p.m. and we will begin our practice at 7:15. We do our best to collectively create an energy of peace, freedom, and "no hurry." If possible, practitioners should bring something to sit on during sitting meditation (a meditation cushion or bench) and also something to lay on (a blanket or mat) in case we do guided meditation while lying down. If you do not have these items, that's OK! We have extras available. There are also chairs available for those who are not comfortable sitting on the floor. The structure of our evening is roughly: * Brief welcome, introductions. * A short reading by our facilitator (a few minutes of Buddhist wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh or another Buddhist teacher). * Twenty minutes of meditation (sometimes silent sitting meditation, sometimes guided meditation). * Walking meditation. * Perhaps another short reading. * Twenty minutes of meditation (sitting or guided). * Dharma Sharing - Time for sharing about one's spiritual practice in a non-judgmental atmosphere in which one can speak (only if s/he chooses) without receiving advice/judgments/etc. Attendance is generally 5 to 10 practitioners. We finish up by 9:00 p.m. The focus of our sangha gatherings is on collective meditation practice. Thus, attendees will enjoy the experience more if they already have a basic understanding of what to do during silent sitting meditation and walking meditation. One recommended resource is the short book by Thich Nhat Hanh, "The Miracle of Mindfulness." Other resources are available in you to explore on the website: http://dharma-moon.blogspot.com/ Those looking for a meditation class with lots of explicit instruction should check out some of the links on our "Links/Resources" page. Similarly, information about opportunities to practice with Buddhist monastics is also available on that page. Donations are accepted to support Living Room Yoga's expenses, as they offer their space for our group at no charge. Questions may be directed to Michael Gill, at [masked]

  • Weekly Tuesday Evening Meditations with Dharma Moon Sangha

    Dharma Moon Sangha, a Buddhist meditation group in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh (Emmaus * Allentown * Bethlehem * Easton * Lehigh Valley) will now have it's Meet Up notifications posted on the Keystone Meetup. Carol Cannon, one of Keystone's Meetup organizers, is also a co-facilitator of the DMS, which was founded and organized by Michael Gill. We gather each Tuesday evening at LivingRoom Yoga in Emmaus. Practitioners should arrive between 7:00-7:10 p.m. and we will begin our practice at 7:15. We do our best to collectively create an energy of peace, freedom, and "no hurry." If possible, practitioners should bring something to sit on during sitting meditation (a meditation cushion or bench) and also something to lay on (a blanket or mat) in case we do guided meditation while lying down. If you do not have these items, that's OK! We have extras available. There are also chairs available for those who are not comfortable sitting on the floor. The structure of our evening is roughly: * Brief welcome, introductions. * A short reading by our facilitator (a few minutes of Buddhist wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh or another Buddhist teacher). * Twenty minutes of meditation (sometimes silent sitting meditation, sometimes guided meditation). * Walking meditation. * Perhaps another short reading. * Twenty minutes of meditation (sitting or guided). * Dharma Sharing - Time for sharing about one's spiritual practice in a non-judgmental atmosphere in which one can speak (only if s/he chooses) without receiving advice/judgments/etc. Attendance is generally 5 to 10 practitioners. We finish up by 9:00 p.m. The focus of our sangha gatherings is on collective meditation practice. Thus, attendees will enjoy the experience more if they already have a basic understanding of what to do during silent sitting meditation and walking meditation. One recommended resource is the short book by Thich Nhat Hanh, "The Miracle of Mindfulness." Other resources are available in you to explore on the website: http://dharma-moon.blogspot.com/ Those looking for a meditation class with lots of explicit instruction should check out some of the links on our "Links/Resources" page. Similarly, information about opportunities to practice with Buddhist monastics is also available on that page. Donations are accepted to support Living Room Yoga's expenses, as they offer their space for our group at no charge. Questions may be directed to Michael Gill, at [masked]

  • The Gathering of One

    The Fairways at Brookside Clubhouse

    YOU ARE INVITED! Please note: There will be TWO sessions for this Gathering of One Event. Attend one, or both, details below. 1:30 - 3:30 pm Dhamma Talk & Meditation 3:30 - 4:00 pm Light Refreshments 4:00 - 5:00 pm Blessing Ceremony Joie Barry will serve as the host for this Gathering. She is an ordained Interfaith Minister with One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York City. Bhante Dhammawansha, Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, will offer a Dhamma talk on Peaceful Communication and will lead us in a Meditation. After the conclusion of the regular Gathering of One program, we'll follow with a short refreshment break, and Bhante will offer a second session of a most auspicious BLESSING CEREMONY. Jo Sieger will start our Gathering with a drum beat. Steve Gunn will perform music for this Gathering. Steve is a meditator and a musician. *Suggested $20 per session Love Offering Donation, or, $40 total. Please give what you can & do not let financial struggles keep you from the Gathering if you are called to attend. ALL ARE WELCOME! For more information, please contact Joie Barry at [masked] or[masked]

  • “Slowing Down Your Busy Life” Dhamma Talk, Sitting and Walking Meditation

    Bhante Dhammawansha returns to Holistic Awakenings after 2 years! Join us for sitting and walking meditation, and a Dhamma Talk by Bhante on “Slowing Down Your Busy Life”. This will be a beautiful way to spend your Sunday morning at the beautiful Holistic Awakenings' Center! Bring your own cushion, or chairs will be available. Free Will Donation at the door: Pay what you feel this event added value for you!

  • Lehigh Valley Yoga Festival

    1200 Main St

    The premier Lehigh Valley Yoga event! Featuring many people and talents! Bhante Dhamawansha Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk and Carol Cannon, co-organizer of Keystone Metaphysical & Spiritual Meet Up, are among the many presenters! Check out the schedule: https://www.lehighvalleyyogafestival.com/Home/FestivalSchedule In the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences (SBMCHS) On the Campus of Moravian College, 1200 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Location and Directions: https://www.lehighvalleyyogafestival.com/Home/VenueLocation REGISTER ONLINE ONLY or AT THE DOOR: https://www.lehighvalleyyogafestival.com/ This meetup announcement is purely to let you know if your friends will be attending and let us know to look for you there, too! Namaste!

  • HOW TO PRACTICE LOVING KINDNESS IN AN UNKIND WORLD/DHAMMA TALK & MEDITATION

    "Practicing Loving Kindness in An Unkind World" Dhamma Talk & Loving Kindness Meditation With Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk: Bhante Dhammawansha Friday, July 12th, 7-8 pm WE Yoga: Studio “A” Come and meet Bhante Dhammawansha, a Theravada Buddhist monk since the age of 16. Bhante’s kind, gentle manner causes an immediate liking in all who meet him! He will give a Dhamma talk about “Practicing Loving Kindness in An Unkind World”, followed by leading us in a Loving Kindness meditation. Don’t Miss This Enlightening Return of Bhante to WE! West End Yoga 2313 W. Highland St., Studio A, Allentown, PA 18104 (484)[masked] - http://www.weyogacenter.com/ Send a message to Carol Cannon for additional details Suggested Donation: $10-$15 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Pre-register at WE Yoga today, to guarantee your seat, or at http://www.carolcannongroup.com/upcoming-events.html (where you can check out details about his full Lehigh Valley itinerary!) Private one-on-one consults are also available with Bhante! May All Beings Be Well, Happy, and Peaceful (484)[masked] - HTTP://WWW.WEYOGACENTER.COM/

  • "Understanding Loss and Impermanence" Dhamma Talk & Loving Kindness Meditation

    Dhamma Talk & Loving Kindness Meditation With Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk: Bhante Dhammawansha. FIRST TIME IN EMMAUS, PA! Meeting and meditating with Bhante is to understand what true peace can be. Don't miss this enlightening evening at Living Room Yoga. ****PLEASE CALL LIVING ROOM YOGA**** to register! (484)[masked] or https://www.vagaro.com/livingroomyoga/classes Feel free to bring your own meditation cushion or you may use a bolster or chair at LRYoga.

  • Meditation with Himalayan Singing Bowls

    Living Room Yoga

    Himalayan Singing Bowls are useful for bringing peace and joy into all areas of your life. Join me to learn some history of the bowls and how they relate to your healing and relaxation. You will experience a guided meditation by Carol Cannon, Master Practitioner, accompanied by the Himalayan Singing Bowls that will take you to a deep, beautiful place. Feel free to lay down, or, sit for this calming, guided relaxation with the singing bowls. Yoga mats, bolsters, and eye pads are provided. If you prefer to bring your own, that's OK, too! Please arrive a few minutes early to get yourself settled. $20 Prepayment and preregistration at this link is requested to allow us to start on time: https://www.vagaro.com/livingroomyoga/classes Class is closed when attendee pre-paid limit is reached. This will also ensure that space is held for you! This meetup will be repeated quarterly for your enjoyment!

  • Relax with Himalayan Singing Bowls

    Living Room Yoga

    Himalayan Singing Bowls are useful for bringing peace and joy into all areas of your life. Join me to learn some history of the bowls and how they relate to your healing and relaxation. You will experience a guided meditation by Carol Cannon, Master Practitioner, accompanied by the Himalayan Singing Bowls that will take you to a deep, beautiful place. Feel free to lay down, or, sit for this calming, guided relaxation with the singing bowls. Yoga mats, bolsters, and eye pads are provided. If you prefer to bring your own, that's OK, too! Please arrive a few minutes early to get yourself settled. $20 Prepayment and preregistration at this link is appreciated to allow us to start on time. https://www.vagaro.com/livingroomyoga/classes This will also ensure that a space is held for you! This meetup will be repeated quarterly for your enjoyment!

  • The Gathering of One: Who was G. I. Gurdjieff?

    The Fairways at Brookside Clubhouse

    $20.00

    YOU’RE INVITED TO . . .THE GATHERING OF ONE'S QUARTERLY EVENT: WHO WAS GEORGE I. GURDJIEFF? by Carol Cannon SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019 * 1:30 - 3:30 pm at The Fairways at Brookside Clubhouse Rev. Joie Barry will serve as the host for this Gathering. She is an ordained Interfaith Minister from One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York City. Carol Cannon, a 25-year student of the Teachings of G.I Gurdjieff will offer a talk on the highlights of “The Work”, Mr. Gurdjieff’s teachings, including why he proposed that humanity is ‘asleep’, how he used the Enneagram, a short video of ‘The Sacred Movements’, and she will lead us in a guided ‘Sitting’ Meditation. Donna Iobst will start our Gathering with a drum beat. David Lyons & Pam Shields will perform music for this Gathering. David and Pam are a husband and wife duo that performs a unique blend of music including smooth jazz, Latin, rhythm & blues, soft rock, and adult contemporary music. — Directions to The Fairways at Brookside Clubhouse — From Brookside Road turn onto Radnor Rd. At first stop sign turn left onto Whitemarsh Place. Make the first left to the Clubhouse at 2900 Whitmarsh Place, Macungie, PA Suggested $20 Love Offering Donation. Please give what you can & do not let financial struggles keep you from the Gathering if you are called to attend. ALL ARE WELCOME! For more information, please contact Joie Barry at [masked] or[masked]

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