March/ April 2017

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in March and April (except Maundy Thursday April 13) from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Our format is two 20-minute periods of sitting in silence with a 10 minute walking meditation in between.  Afterwards there is a brief time for announcements and sharing prayer concerns.                                                          

March Retreat Day

Saturday March 25, 2017

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Silent Retreat Day

Join us for a day of silence that will include sitting and walking meditation, chanting, listening to a reading of a koan from the Zen tradition, and tai chi movement.   We will have three periods of meditation both in the morning and afternoon. We will begin sitting at 9 AM, so plan on arriving a little early to settle in.

Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided.  Please bring a sack lunch. Feel free to join us for all or part of the day.

A freewill offering will be available.

For further information call Janet Hoffman at 484-1686 or E-mail hoffmanjms@gmail.com. 

Upcoming Events

Ongoing                             Hei’s Tai Chi class at Oldemeyer

Center Tue/Thur at 10:30 am

Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

April 13, 2017                    No Thursday meditation

May 5, 2017                        I-help for women dinner provided by

Monterey Meditation Group—to help

contact Juliet at jspohntwomey@gmail.com

May 27, 2017                      MMG Retreat Day

In closing,

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.”

Anne Frank

 

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