Summer 2017

The Meditation Group will not be meeting on June 20th or July 4th.  June 27th will be the last meditation at the Synagogue until October 3rd.

As usual, we do make some changes for the summer.  We will be meditating at the home of Sandy Fiegehen, 4:30-6:00, from July 11th – September 26th.  Sandy will send an email detailing the format and giving directions to her place.  There may be the odd time when the meditation will be held at Linda Palmason’s; this will be announced in the weekly reminders.

Please feel free to contact either Linda or Sandy at .

In meditation and stillness,

Linda

Feb, March, April, May & June 2017

The Meditation Group will meet at UFP, every Tuesday from 4:30-6 pm.  We practice sitting, walking, concentration, lovingkindness and other forms of meditation. It is also our commitment to build a sense of community. A $3/time contribution helps cover the cost of renting the room. Please come and join in whenever it works for you.

January, 2017

Meditation will restart Tuesday January 31/17, 4.30pm to 6pm

Until Linda returns from BC –  Jan Bowen   705.745.2990  is the contact.

June, July, August & September, 2016

The meditation group will be meeting at Sandy Fiegehen’s for June, July, August and September.  Meditators meet every Tuesday, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  We practice sitting, walking, concentration, lovingkindness and other forms of meditation. It is also our commitment to build a sense of community. A $3/time contribution helps cover the cost of renting the room. Please come and join in whenever it works for you.  For more information please email Sandy.

May 2016

Ajahn Chah makes this observation of meditation practice:  “Your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a clear forest pool.  All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool, and you will clearly see the nature of all things.  You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go, but you will be still.  This is the happiness of the Buddha [The unbounded happiness of the Buddha was founded on the clear seeing and compassion running through his life in all circumstances.]”

Enrich your meditation practice or begin a meditation practice with a community of meditators who meet every Tuesday, 4:30 – 6:00 at the Synagogue.  Our forms of meditation include, but are not limited to, sitting, walking, standing, compassion, lovingkindness, gratitude, and concentration.  It is always our intention to create a welcoming and warm community.  A $3/time contribution helps to cover the cost of the room.  If you have any questions please contact Linda Palmason at lindapalmason@gmail.com or 705-749-6235.

March 2016

“Straightforward and simple (but not easy), meditation is essentially training our attention so that we can be more aware–not only of our own inner workings but also of what’s happening around us in the here and now. Once we see clearly what’s happening in the moment, we can then choose whether and how to act on what we’re seeing.” Sharon Salzberg. “Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation

February 2016

“Mindful breathing (meditation) is a kind of bridge that brings the body and the mind together.  If through mindfulness of breath you generate harmony, depth, and calm, these will penetrate into your body and mind…in the practice of meditation, the three elements of body, mind, and breath become one.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn  “You Are Here” 

Just take 3 deep, slow breaths and observe how your mind and body respond.