July/ August 2019

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in July and August (except July 4) 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.

July Retreat Day

Saturday July 27, 2019

 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Introduction to the Enneagram 

The Enneagram is a tool that delineates 9 ways the ego forms to create distinct personality types.   When we become more familiar with our own personality type, and how it is different from the 8 others, we develop more understanding and compassion for others and ourselves.  This introduction to the Enneagram gives an overview of the system, defines the nine personalities and illuminates each type’s relationship to the other eight Enneagram “points”.  Everyone will identify their type and learn more about how our motives, fears, beliefs, values and communication styles define a beginning point of spiritual growth. In conjunction with our meditation practice, knowledge of the enneagram can help us see ourselves more truthfully and free us to grow in the practice of Christian values. Linda has asked us all to invite our friends as it will help us all learn if we have all nine enneagram types represented at our retreat day!  The more the merrier!

Linda Petty is certified as an Enneagram teacher by Helen Palmer’s Enneagram Professional Training Program. She has taught individuals, couples and organizations the skills that enable all of us to be more aware and present in our daily activities and relationships.

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

Tuesdays                               Meditation at Hei’s   6:00 – 6:30 pm

Call first 831-899-4845

July 5, 2019                       I-help for women dinner provided by

Monterey Meditation Group—to help

contact Juliet at jspohntwomey@gmail.com 

Sept. 17, 2019                 “Opening the Heart Through Ecstatic Poetry”

Joseph’s class 4 – 6pm      Register beginning Aug 8 OLLIE website 

Sept. 28, 2019                 MMG Silent Retreat Day 9am – 3pm

Oct. 19, 2019                   MMG Retreat Day    9am – 3pm

In closing,

Abba Isidore of Pelusia said:  “Living without speaking

is better than speaking without living.  For a person who

lives rightly helps us by silence, while one who talks too

much annoys us.  If, however, words and life go hand in hand,

it is the perfection of all philosophy.”

 

From Illuminated Life:  Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light

Joan Chittister

 

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