Thursday evenings at First 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 doing a contemplative listening book reading. We are currently reading short sections from a book by Pema Chodron, The Pocket Pema Chodron.
January Retreat Day
Saturday January 30, 2016
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Enneagram and Spiritual Growth
Helen Palmer relates that the seekers who went to visit the Desert Fathers in the 3rd Century always asked, “What stands between me and a closer relationship with God?” And the answer given was always, “Me” (the false self). The enneagram identifies 9 patterns of false self that trap humans in limited ways of being. The practice of meditation pairs well with the enneagram to help us become more aware of our false self in daily life. When we are more aware we are in a better position to relax our rigid beliefs, let them go, and become more open to God. This retreat will be based on Helen Palmer’s video, “Patterns of Being”. Helen is a worldwide enneagram teacher and author of The Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition. In addition to our meditation sittings, we will watch an hour portion of her video teaching and guided meditation. Hope to see you there.
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. A freewill offering will be available.
Ongoing Hei’s Tai Chi class at Oldemeyer
Center (Tu/Thur at 10:30 am)
Jan. 27, Feb. 3,10,17 The Neuroscience of Mindfulness and
Healing 10am – noon
February 11 John Phillip Newell – The Rebirthing
of God 6 – 9 pm Saratoga, Ca.
February 27 Silent Retreat Day 9 – 3pm
April 30 MMG Retreat Day 9 – 1pm
June 25 Silent Retreat Day 9 – 3pm
July 30 MMG Retreat Day 9 – 1pm
October 29 Silent Retreat Day 9 – 3pm
“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”