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Meditation + Origami Cranes Folding

December 21, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm CST

paper cranes for peace

We will wrap up the year with kindness in action! After meditation, we will fold origami paper cranes (Tsuru in Japanese), which are symbols of peace.

Partnering with Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, this is an activity to support the efforts of Japanese-American Buddhists and American Buddhists to bear witness to the internment of migrant and refugee children and families and promote humane and fair treatment of migrants crossing at our southern border.

The paper crane we make will be presented in Washington D.C. at the “National Pilgriage to Close the Camps” march and rally on June 6, 2020.

No experience is needed – folding instructions and papers will be provided. Children are welcome to join us in folding paper cranes together!

Detail Schedule:

6:15 PM: Door Opens – meditation instructions provided as needed

6:30 PM ~ 6:50 PM: Slow Moving Meditation – to help settle our body & mind

~6:50 PM: Sitting Meditation

~7:20 PM: Paper Cranes Folding (instructions and materials provided)

~8:30 PM: Adjourn

You may attend any or all segments of the evening.

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

Wear loose comfortable clothing for meditation, and please note that shoes are not allowed on the meditation mat.

We also meet on other Saturdays with different programs – see calendar for details.


Chicago Buddhist Meditation Group
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The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
1363 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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