November/ December 2016

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in November (except Thanksgiving) and December (except Dec. 22 and 29) 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. Join us for either or both hours.                                                         

Upcoming Events

Ongoing                                Hei’s Tai Chi class at Oldemeyer

Center Tue/Thur at 10:30 am

Nov 16, 30                           The Neuroscience of Happiness,

Dec 7, 14                              Gratitude, and Well Being

December 15                       Cookie party after meditation

January 6, 2017                   I-help for women dinner provided by

Monterey Meditation Group—to help

Contact Juliet at

January 28, 2017                 MMG Retreat Day   9am – 1pm

The Evolution of the Contemplative

Christian Spiritual Journey (DVD)

In closing,

In the busyness of this day

grant me a stillness of seeing, O God.

In the conflicting voices of my heart

grant me a calmness of hearing.

Let my seeing and hearing

my words and my actions

be rooted in a silent certainty of your presence.

Let my passions for life

and the longings for justice that stir within me

be grounded in the experience of your stillness.

Let my life be rooted in the ground of your peace, O God.

let me be rooted in the depths of your peace.

J. Philip Newell


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