February/ March 2016

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in February and March (except Maundy Thursday March 24) 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.                                                             

February Retreat Day

Saturday February 27, 2016

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Silent Retreat Day

Our Saturday retreat this month will highlight the teachings of Charlotte Joko Beck, a Zen teacher and author of the book Everyday Zen. We will have two meditation sittings, a time to share a reading from Joko Beck’s book, and a time of Yoga stretching and relaxation led by Judy Neary. You are welcome to join us for all or part of the day. Please bring a sack lunch. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided.  A freewill offering will be available.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing                            Hei’s Tai Chi class at Oldemeyer Center

Tue/Thur at 10:30 am

Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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 22                           Silent Retreat Day         9 – 3pm

In closing,

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.”

Thich Nhat Hanh



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