Tuesday Night at 7pm || Two Sits and One Discussion
Nat is doing the discussion tonight and his topic is “Stuff you NEED TO KNOW!”
I honestly have no idea. But I’m intrigued. I can’t wait to hear what I’ve been missing out on this whole time.
Saturday Morning at 7am || Tea Ceremony, A Half-Day Sit, and Heart Sutra
Yep. You read right. We’ll be starting at *7 am* this Saturday. We’re gonna do it 12th South style. We will serve tea from what Nat is still *insisting* we call "Emperor Wu’s Imperial Tea Set". Then we sit for two 40 minute rounds with a 10 minute walking meditation break in between. We’ll take a break for the bathroom, coffee, and cookies. Then we’ll punch reset on the whole scene and start our regular 9 am Saturday service (three 25 minute sits and the Heart Sutra Service at the end).
The idea is to get ready for our Easter Retreat (more info about that later this week). It’s only a month away. If you are new to meditation or haven’t sat for long periods of time, a half-day sit is a really great way to prepare for a retreat. I did two half-day sits before my first full retreat and I have to say, it made the experience much more satisfying and enjoyable.
If you are looking to deepen your practice and have a fulfilling retreat, doing a half-day sit is a great place to start. We hope to do at least one other half-day sit before the Easter retreat starts.
Secular Meditation Group is meeting this Sunday at 9am!
That’s a great place to get extra sits in too, by the by. It’s like us but less baggage. Nothing but the sits. Check them out!
Keep Warm, Keep Dry ~ Steph