Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Please Note: The East and West Shore Mindfulness Meditation Groups will not be meeting this coming weekend, but will resume the following weekend.
No Mindfulness Meditation Groups December 20th, 2009
Meetings will resume on December 27th, 2009
We hope you find yourself
Surrounded by good friends and family
Filled with peace, joy, and gratitude.
In Holiday Cheer,
"Above all, it is not necessary that we should have any unexpected, extraordinary experiences in meditation. This can happen, but if it does not, it is not a sign that the meditation period has been useless. Not only at the beginning, but repeatedly, there will be times when we feel a great spiritual dryness and apathy, an aversion, even an inability to meditate. We dare not be balked by such experiences. Above all, we must not allow them to keep us from adhering to our meditation period with great patience and fidelity. It is, therefore, not good for us to take too seriously the many untoward experiences we have with ourselves in meditation. It is here that our old vanity and our illicit claims upon God may creep in by a pious detour, as if it were our right to have nothing but elevating and fruitful experiences, and as if the discovery of our own inner poverty were quite beneath our dignity. With that attitude, we shall make no progress."
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Have you visited the "Support
" section lately? We have a great selection of eBooks, meditation timers and bells that you can download for free. Check it out!
NEW: Online Member's Forum
We've added another great (and free) feature to our whyimeditate.com website. The Meditation Community of Central PA's "Member's Forum
" is a great place to:
* Announce any free community events of interest.
* Connect with other like-hearted people in the community. Go ahead - connect!
* Inspire others by sharing your own writings, poetry, or life experiences from your journey of self-discovery and growth. Don't be afraid to shine!
* Share your favorite quotes, poems, songs, movies, books, and authors. If you found it inspirational and transformative we want to know about it!
* Ask a question about meditation in general or about your own personal practice. You can even post anonymously.
* Offer your suggestions. Is there a particular topic you'd like us to discuss at our weekly mindfulness meditation meetings? Would you like us to host a particular guest speaker/teacher or would you like to offer a presentation yourself? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you!
The forum is brand new and it's still looking a little thin, so click over
and post something to help us warm it up a bit. :)