September/ October 2019

Meditation Opportunities

Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian  

We will meet for meditation on all Thursdays in September and October (except October 31) 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.

September Retreat Day

Saturday September 28, 2019

 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Silent Retreat Day

Our September retreat day is our longer format that allows us time to deepen our silence.  The rhythm of our day will include an hour and a half silent meditation in the morning, reading a koan teaching together, a lunch break, and conclude with another hour and a half time of silent meditation.  Come join us as we learn and practice how to deepen our silence to bring more love and peace into the world.

Please bring a sack lunch.

Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided.  A freewill offering will be available.

October Retreat Day

Saturday October 19, 2019

9:00 am -3:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Inner Worlds Outer Worlds

Our October retreat day is our longer format that allows us time to deepen our silence.  In between our morning and afternoon sitting we will view the DVD “Inner Worlds Outer Worlds” which is a documentary film created by Canadian filmmaker and meditation teacher Daniel Schmidt.  The film could be described as the external reflection of his own adventures inmeditation.

Come join us as we learn and practice how to deepen our silence to bring more love and peace into the world.

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

Sept 6, 2019                       I-help for women dinner provided by

Monterey Meditation Group—to help

contact Juliet at jspohntwomey@gmail.com

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

Nov. 1, 2019                    Taize service             7:30 pm

First Presbyterian sanctuary

In closing,

“To be in and out of peace is normal in every period of prayer, although there might be some periods that are uniformly quiet throughout.  But in that case you are likely to find that the next time you pray, you will be filled with what airline pilots call turbulence, and you will be bounced around quite a bit by persistent and disturbing thoughts.  This is not a disaster but something one has to accept.  The alternation between peace and thought barrage is an important part of the process. They are two sides of the same coin.”

From Open Mind Open Heart   by Thomas Keating

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