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: Starting at 3:45 PM on each Saturday, visit https://zoom.us/j/727507599 (video + audio)

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

Practice begins at 4 PM as usual. 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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Halloween Special: Ghost Stories & Tea (online)

October 31, 2020 @ 3:45 am - 6:00 pm CDT

Ghost Stories by Ajahn Brahm

It’s the 5th Saturday — our special event week AND it is Halloween!
On October 31st, after sitting meditation, we will make some tea and grab some snacks, and watch a couple of videos with Dharma teacher Ajahn Brahm telling “real ghost stories.” We will also chat a bit about the Six Realms of Existence. And we welcome everyone to tell a ghost story too! Kids welcome. Join us!

See you online!
 
EVENT SCHEDULE:

3:45 PM: Online session open for dial-in

4:00 PM: Slow Moving Meditation – to help settle our body & mind

~4:10 PM: Sitting Meditation

~4:40 PM: Self-Massage

~4:45 PM: Make a Cup of Tea!

~4:50 PM: Ghost Stories by Ajahn Brahm, and the Six Realms. Then, inviting everyone to tell a ghost story too!

~6:00 PM: Adjourn

You may join any or all segments of the evening.

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, we will experiment with a seated form, to minimize space requirement

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:
October 31, 2020
Time:
3:45 am - 6:00 pm CDT
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Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Buddhist-Meditation-Group/events/274087992/

Venue

ONLINE, via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/727507599
Phone:
312-626-6799 / Meeting ID: 727507599#
Website:
https://zoom.us/j/727507599

Organizer

Chicago Buddhist Meditation Group
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Buddhist-Meditation-Group/