Mindful Reflection Community
The “Mindful Reflection Community” (a member of the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship) is open to all members and friends of Unity Temple who are interested in exploring meditation, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings within a UU community. No experience is necessary and there is no charge.
Special Program note: Guest speaker Jay Michaelson will deliver the talk on Tuesday, May 2. Jay is a Buddhist dharma teacher and an expert in Jewish mysticism and has published six books and over 300 articles. Watch for additional information!
Jay resides in NYC and is a vipassana Buddhist teacher, rabbi, lawyer, professor, author and a gay rights activist.
His Buddhist books are: The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path and Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment. His other books include: God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism, Another Word for Sky: Poems, God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness, and Embodied Spiritual Practice.
Check out his webpage: http://www.jaymichael
If you want to read some of his recent Buddhist articles check out: https://tricycle.org/author/dr
This an evening not to miss.
Dana (Financial Generosity will be received). If you have any questions, contact Terry Kinsey at 312-405-5871.
The “Mindful Reflection Community” meets every Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m in the lounge at United Lutheran Church, Unity Temple’s temporary home. Come once in a while or regularly! Our community just celebrated its one year anniversary and re-evaluated our schedule. Here is the NEW schedule:
7:00 - 7:20: Arrival and intentional friendship building.
7:20: Lighting of the Mindful Reflection Community candle and 20 minutes of silent Mindful
Note: Late arrivals are very welcome! Those who arrive late by design (you prefer not to sit for 20 minutes) or due to work/home scheduling issues, should enter whenever you arrive and take a seat and start your mindful reflection.
If you remove your coats before you enter and place them on the coat racks available, this will help keep the noise to a minimum. We expect some noise and you should not be worried about that! Dealing with what we are experiencing in any given moment by just noticing without reactivity is the essence of mediation!
7:45: Dharma Talk
8:50: Sharing of “darshan”(sacred gaze), ending song, extinguishing the Mindful Reflection Community candle.
9:00: Socializing as desired
Terry Kinsey coordinates the meetings. If you would like to be added to our e-mail list and receive weekly announcements please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.