COVID-19 Response:
In order to continue to exercise cautions and to ensure the safety of all our members, we are extending our online group practice until further notice.
We remain hopeful that we will be meeting in-person again before long. Sign-up to receive our weekly newsletter to get the latest updates. 

How to join us online:
via Zoom: Visit https://zoom.us/j/727507599 (video + audio)

by Phone: 312-626-6799 / Meeting ID: 727507599# (audio only)

If Zoom is new to you, watch this video on how to join a Zoom meeting

May all beings be safe, healthy, and at peace.

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Special Event: Sangha Meeting & Tea (online & in-person)

January 29 @ 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm CST

CBMG Sangha Meeting

It’s the 5th Sunday — our special event week!

On January 29th, after meditation, we will hold a Sangha Meeting to kick off 2023!

CBMG board members will report on our 2022 program activities, operation, and finance. We will then open the floor to hear your feedback and suggestions for future programs, schedules and other aspects of this group.

Your inputs are crucial as this community would not exist without your participation. Please join us. Long-time members, new members, and first-timers are all welcome!

See you online!
 

EVENT SCHEDULE: (Central Time)

3:15 PM: Zoom link opens / Dojo door opens

3:30 PM: Slow Moving Meditation – to help settle our body & mind

~3:40 PM: Sitting Meditation

~3:10 PM: Self-Massage

~3:15 PM: Make a Cup of Tea!

~3:20 PM: 2023 CMBG Sangha Meeting

~5:30 PM: Adjourn

You may join any or all segments. If you are joining us in-person and arrive late, please gently knock on the door and wait for someone to let you in.

Preparing for the Online Session:
  • Check that your internet and audio/video is working beforehand
  • Wear comfortable and loose clothing
  • Find as quiet a place as possible; while also be understanding of each other should kids/pets, etc. make noise in the background! (we’ll use the “mute” function judiciously)
  • If using a meditation cushion or bench, make sure to also have support under your knees – not too hard and not too soft (e.g., rest round cushion on top of a larger square cushion or folded towels/blankets, etc.)
  • If using a chair, sit on a sturdy & comfortable chair where the thighs can be parallel with the floor
  • For moving meditation, please stand in an area that is roomy enough for both arms to extend freely in all directions
  • Once you join via Zoom, you may want to switch to Gallery view to get the best visual experience

Beginners welcome. No cost to attend. Donations welcome. Your generosity will support the continual operations and growth of this group, including the cost of our monthly rent and Meetup subscription fees.

We also meet on other Saturdays with slightly different programs – see our event listing for details.

Details

Date:
January 29
Time:
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/chicago-buddhist-meditation-group/events/290857180/

Venue

Kiku Matsu Aikido Dojo (Vaccination Required)
4512 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone:
Vaccination
View Venue Website

Organizer

Chicago Buddhist Meditation Group
View Organizer Website

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