January 2013

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at 1st Presbyterian 

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in January and February from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Our format for the first hour is two 20-minute periods of sitting in silence with a 10 minute walking meditation in between.  For the second hour, we are practicing group contemplative listening.  We listen to a short reading from a contemplative author or poet, sit together for a period of silence, and share our reflections with the group.  This is a wonderful way to practice deep listening to each other.  All are welcome to join us at any time.

Tuesday evenings at Hei’s house

Hei has opened his house to those who would like to join him for meditation from 6:00pm – 6:30pm on Tuesdays.  It is one half hour of sitting meditation.    Please call him at 899-4845 for directions and to let him know that you are coming so he can prepare a place for you.

January Retreat Day 

          Saturday, January 26, 2013   8:30 am – 1:00 pm                    In the Fellowship Hall


Past Watchful Dragons:

Christian Content in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Can it be that the real reason the Harry Potter books are so successful is that “all souls are Christian souls” and resonate with the “true myth” of Love’s triumph over death? Join us January 26 when Susan Raab taps into the second book to reveal how Harry cast his global spell: the deeper meanings in J.K. Rowling’s enchanting system of heart-touching symbols.

A freewill offering will be available.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing                                    Hei’s Tai Chi class at Oldemeyer

Center (Tu/Thur at 10:30 am)

February 23                              MMG Day of Zen Sitting

8:30 – 3:00 pm  in Fellowship Hall

April 27                                     MMG Retreat Day with Fr. Cyprian

9:00 – 4:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

In closing,

Out beyond our ideas of right-doing

And wrong-doing there is a field.

I’ll meet you there.



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