July / August 2013

Meditation Opportunities 

Thursday evenings at 1st Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in July and August 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 will be watching videotapes of Fr. Thomas Keating’s “Spiritual Journey” series.  This series is produced by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. and describes the method and background of Centering Prayer developed and taught by Thomas Keating, a Cistercian monk at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado.

The topics the series covers are Developing Centering Prayer, Models of the Human Condition, Paradigms of the Spiritual Journey, and Contemplation the Divine Therapy.  

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.

July Retreat Day 

          Saturday, July 27, 2013   8:30 am – 1:00 pm                                                          In the Fellowship Hall

Sacred Journey of the Heart 

This Saturday we will have two sessions of sitting and walking meditation and for our presentation we will watch a video titled “Sacred Journey of the Heart”.   This video features a group of scientists and theologians who explore the Heart and weave together the journey of how science and spirituality are combining to create a new reality.  We can learn how to regulate our emotional landscape by choosing to live with heart-based principles.  We can discover what science has proven about the power of the heart.  And we can connect these scientific findings with the wisdom on the ancestors.  Join us for a day of silence and inspiration.  A freewill offering will be available. 

Upcoming Events

Ongoing                                  Hei’s Tai Chi class at Oldemeyer

Center (Tu/Thur at 10:30 am)

August 24                                Garage Sale at Hei’s house

8am – 12 noon

No August retreat day

Sept. 28                                   MMG Retreat Day 8:30 – 1:00 pm

Buddha’s Brain Part 2

Oct. 18/19                               MMG Weekend Retreat with

Ruben Habito

Friday 7 – 9 pm, Saturday 9 – 4 pm

Nov. 23                                    MMG Retreat 8:30 – 1:00 pm

Faithful Generations

In closing 

Fireworks ended

And spectators gone away . . .

Ah, How Vast and Dark!




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