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December 2000 Events
All Events at MEETINGBROOK are free, open & informal.

Please note the following changes to

Mornings at the Hermitage will now be held seven (7) mornings at a new time, 6:05am – 7:00am. Morning  Practice will consist of 30 minutes of silent sitting. On alternate mornings there will also be either Christian practice (chanting Lauds morning psalms) or Buddhist practice (Mindfulness Walking, chanting the Heart Sutra.)

A Lectio Divina hour (6:40am-7:40am) will take place after the Saturday Silent Sitting. This will entail repeated readings of a Scriptural selection with brief silences between, followed by reflection & conversation on the reading. (Hebrew, Christian, & Buddhist scriptures will alternate weekly.

3. Morning schedule will now be:
 Mon., Wed., Fri. 6:05-6:35am Silent Sitting 6:40am-7:00am Lauds Morning Prayer.
 Tue., Thurs., 6:05-6:35am Silent Sitting 6:40am-7:00am Mindfulness Walking, Heart Sutra
 Saturday 6:05-6:35am Silent Sitting 6:40am-7:40am Lectio Divina
 Sunday 6:05-6:35am Silent Sitting

 You are invited to any of these practices. Attend one or the other or both of a morning. Each is distinct and discrete.                


SUNDAY EVENING PRACTICE AT THE HERMITAGE: Each Sunday evening, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Practice Schedule: Silent Sitting, Walking Meditation, Silent Sitting (20-10-20min each); A 5-10min reading, or, Practice Reflection (by a participant), Soup & Bread (taken mindfully partially in silence, partially with conversation), then final chanting either Compline (Christian Night Prayer, 10, 24 Dec) or Heart Sutra (Buddhist Prajna Paramita, 3, 17, 31Dec) alternating every other Sunday. All welcome.

MORNING PRACTICE AT THE HERMITAGE. Silent Sitting - 30 minutes, 7 mornings (6:05am-6:35am); Chanting & Mindfulness Walking (6:40am-7:00am) at MEETINGBROOK Dogen & Francis HERMITAGE, 64 Barnestown Rd. (past snow bowl, bottom of hill, on left, white gate). Enter, sit, and leave -- in silence.



Zen Practice/Studies, 5:30pm-6:30pm Currently reading book Interbeing by Thich Nhat Hanh,

Maybe Zen, Maybe Not, 6:45pm-7: 45pm Metta (Compassion) Practice/Study. Currently reading book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa

WEDNESDAY EVENING CONVERSATIONS: 5:30pm. -6:30pm. These conversations are open, informal, free.

Wed. 6Dec00 Topic: Return to “Mu” – One person’s experience in a Japanese Zen Monastery Facilitated by Tom Prescott

Wed. 13Dec00 Topic: The Power of Now – Translating the Esoteric into Practical Daily Living. Facilitated by Dirk Vandersloot

Wed. 20Dec00 Topic: The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic JesusA Meditative refection on book by Neil Douglas-Klotz, Facilitated by Sr. Bette Edl

Wed. 27Dec00 Topic: A Millennium Meditation “Ladies and gentlemen, in a few minutes you can see the end of the world.” A circle reading & reflection on Eugene Ionesco’s Anger – A Film Scenario.

THURSDAY EVENING CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES 5:30pm-6:30pm. Currently reading Mystical Sense of the Gospels, A Handbook for Contemplatives, by James Somerville

 FRIDAY EVENING OPEN POETRY READING, 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. Open reading gathering invites anyone to bring poetry to read, whether your own or others’. Invited under “poetry” are Poems, Letters & Pieces of Journals. We read around the circle at least twice, followed by a brief silence, then discussion.

MUSIC REHEARSAL, An opportunity to rehearse individually in ease in a public place, anytime, call or just show up. Also, each Wednesday & Sunday afternoon 1-3:30pm, group playing, join in.

Open Daily by 10:30am Closed Mondays
Let us order your books and music! Thanks!

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