I would like to send an e-mail to all of you who are interested in this group. So far I have the e-mail address of Gail, Nansee, and Heather. Could the rest of you who are interested please send me your e-mail so we can communicate by e-mail.
My suggestion would be to have an initial meeting one afternoon shortly after I arrive (I arrive Jan. 8th) and discuss what we would like to do. Several of you have kindly offered your place. My recommendation would be to meet either Friday Jan. 11th at 2 p.m. or Saturday Jan. 12th at 2 p.m. Please let me know by e-mail your preferred day and if your place is available to meet then.
Please think about the following types of questions before our meeting. How often should we meet, when and for how long? Should we take turns leading or should those interested rotate leadership? Do we want to discuss wisdom teaching as well as meditate when we get together? Should we meditate in silence or have it guided? Should we try different meditations weekly? Etc....
In Toronto I run a 2 hour mindfulness meditation group where I teach and lead various meditations and we have also have discussions of topics of interest. Right now the topic is on relationships (triggers, mirroring, boundaries, resolving conflict in couples relationships, etc). I also serve tea and snacks. That helps build community.
I am also part of a non-dual meditation group where we meditate, listen to non-dual teachers and discuss the teachings (and eat). So there are many possibilities and we can experiment to find out what works for our group.
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