More great events at Sacred Waters this week!
The Practice of Zen Meditation, usually held on the first Tuesday of every month, will be offered this Thursday, October 6th at 7pm. This practice comes from the Mahayana branch of Buddhism and centers on the role of zazen meditation as a spiritual practice. We will start with a 10 minute meditation, following by teachings taken from Ruben Habito and others and then discussion, ending with another period of meditation. Tom Peterson hosts this event and is of the Sanbo Kyodan Kamakura (Soto and Rinsai) lingeage.
On Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm, there will be a Motherdrum Feeding Ceremony and Native American chanting with drummer Jacquee Dickey. During the session, Spirit will be honored through the use of the two pow wow drums that reside at Sacred Waters. In Native American traditions, the drums are honored a minimum of once a year through a “drum feeding” ceremony. If you love to drum or have benefited from the healing vibrations of the drum, please come to honor and show respect and gratitude to them. Bring a small dish to share for the feast following the ceremony. At this “feeding”, your snacks will be shared with the community and with the drum. At the end of the night, the drum plate food will be given to the animals outside. Please bring something that will be edible for the creatures that live at Sacred Waters. Cost: Love Donation.
On Thursday, October 6th at 9:30am, Margaret Filchak will teach a class on Gentle/Beginning Yoga. This type of yoga works well with beginners and thus she will work with the needs of each participant. There are a wide range of poses, and Margaret will teach the gentler poses as well as the more challenging poses. The focus will be on the breath and ways to bring the body into proper alignment, thus promoting an awareness of the mind-body connection. Suggested donation: $10.
On Friday, October 7th at 10am, the regular Qigong practice will take place. The practice is done with a DVD and involves very basic movements. The Spring Forest Qigong method has been used and you will be surprised at the way this practice enhances your energy.
The Sunday Morning Sojourn will take place Sunday, October 9th at 10:15am. Join the wonderful, loving energy of a small group of sojourners. Spiritual texts will be read, followed by group discussion. After the discussion, silent meditation will comments, and the sharing of the bread and the cup will be offered. No matter what your background, you will find something to enrich your spiritual journey. The current focus is on the “Inspired Talks” of Swami Vivekenanda. Vivekenanda was one of the first spiritual men from the East in order to bring the philosophy of Hinduism to America. He was a huge success in 1893 when he attended the World Parliament of Religions. For more information, email email@example.com.
Also on Sunday from 2-4pm, Indra Makhija will be continuing her series in the study of Hinduism. The focus of the study will be Swami Vivekena’s lectures that he delivered between 1894-95. The lectures present Hinduism in a wonderful way and helps in understanding Hindu philosophy. We will still be focusing on Vivekenanda’s lecture “The Ideal of a Universal Religion.” Indra was born in India and has lived in the US for over 25 years and has offered classes in Chicago and Ganges, Michigan.
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