St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Parish Hall
262 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
Every Tuesday 5:30 – 7:00 pm
As you drive into Norwich, the church is on the right, just before Marion Cross Elementary School. It’s a dark grey buildng with a red door. The Parish Hall is on the right side of the building. There is plenty of parking there.
Details for special sit on August 8 below.
This group welcomes all level practitioners to join us in sitting and walking meditation. After the meditation, we explore our experience in the supportive environment of the group with guidance from the teacher. The group ends about 6:50 pm to allow for quiet visiting with friends. This group is led by Associate Teacher, Peg Meyer.
This summer, we are focusing on the Brahma-Viharas (Divine Abodes). I will be providing selected quotes from Sharon Salzberg’s book: Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness.
Awakening in Nature
Meditation Sit and Dharma Talk
with Lee Steppacher
Tuesday, August 8
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Join the Tuesday night sit for a very special experience, when Lee Steppacher will lead the sit and offer a dharma talk on being awake in nature. She will discuss how taking our meditation practice outside can deepen and enliven our inner life. The characteristics of life that the Buddha pointed to are very accessible in nature, as are joy and open-heartedness. In these days of our being so dependent on technology, being in nature is a great reminder to sink more fully into our body senses. It reminds us that we are not separate from the natural world –– something that the Buddha, who spent much of his life outside, knew firsthand.
Lee will share some of the practices she uses to awaken when she’s in nature and to remind herself of her connection to the natural world when she can’t be outside.