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.
On June 19th, after meditation, we will hold a Sangha Meeting to collect your inputs on the best way for our meditation group to transition back to in-person meetings.
As the city of Chicago re-opens, CBMG is planning our return to the Kiku Matsu Dojo. It is our hope to continue offering the option for those who cannot join us in-person to still join us via Zoom. We would like to hear your concerns and ideas on the best way to make that happen, and how to ensure all participants feel welcome and included.
Your inputs are crucial as this community would not exist without your participation. Please join us. No matter where you live, or how long you have been a member of CBMG, we want to hear from you!
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: CBMG Sangha Meeting
~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.