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April 22 - Meditation, Book Review, and Discussion
All in-person group meetings are suspended until further notice
We are instead using online ZOOM meetings - see Upcoming Zoom Events below.
If you have questions or need help, please email:
REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS
Weekly Thursday Evenings 7 - 9 pm (includes Tea)
First Saturday of every month 9 am - 12 noon
What to Expect
Thursday evening is from 7-9 pm. Meditation instruction is available for newcomers at 7:00 pm. The evening always includes sitting and walking meditation. Some Thursdays practice is followed at 7:55 pm by a talk. Sometimes there is a reading and discussion instead. The third Thursday of the month is an extended practice of walking and sititing meditation until 8:30 pm, followed by tea and socializing.
There is no fee but we do appreciate donations toward a teacher gift and our tea offering.
Check back for upcoming Thursday Talks with Senior Shambhala Teachers
Saturday Morning Nyinthun
These are sitting and walking meditation practice intensives.
Included is the maitra bhavana practice - a compassion practice for others who are seriously ill or distressed.
Next Date = Suspended Until Further Notice
Use this link to the Members Page to listen to some of the talks that were given by senior teachers on Thursday nights at our regular gathering at The Meditation Place. Enjoy them for the first time -- or hear them again!
Interested in learning how to meditate?
One way to start is to view this online video:
UPCOMING ZOOM EVENTS
This week, Carol Janda will review the book "Still, in the City: creating peace of mind in the midst of urban chaos" by Angela Dews.
Angela Dews is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Before the talk, we will begin with a few minutes of sitting, and do some tonglen practice together.
Here's the zoom link for the Longmont Thursday night meeting:
Check back soon for more future events!
Here's the zoom link for the Open Heart meeting:
LSMG BOOK CLUB
Next Date:Suspended Until Further Notice
OPEN HEART OPEN MIND: LOOKING AT DEATH
An Open Series of Monthly Forums
This group now meets on ZOOM
Next Gathering: Saturday April 10
Please note new time: we're now meeting from 1:00pm to approx 2 or 2:30pm. This is a change from earlier months!
We will be watching a 35 minute video, Death Is Medicine, by Michael Hebb, which was part of the Love and Resilience Contemplative Care Summit sponsored by Lions Roar and the New York Zen Center. He is the author and founder of "Death Over Dinner"
and several other groups relating to the topic of death an dying. Carol Janda will facilitate the discussion following the video.
"The discussion of end-of-life is not just a medical or financial conversation, not just an emotional psychologically healthy conversation. It's all those things and in many ways it's what gives our lives meaning - the fact that we're mortal." Michael Hebb
We will also be choosing a book to read and discuss for our next book summer book discussion. If you have any suggestions that weren't included in the March newsletter (see below), please send them to Trudy (email@example.com) or Jane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To be notified of meetings please email: email@example.com
This group is open to anyone who has a meditation practice and is interested in the topic of Death and Dying...
Check back soon for more future events!
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