To quote Molly, “The Definitely NOT in NOT Church. First and foremost Not Church is NOT on the first Sunday this month. It’s NOT on any Sunday this month . . . It’s on Thursday! And it’s NOT at 10 AM . . . it’s at 5 PM.
“Plan to stay for dinner, drinks and the sunset after NOT Church . . . if you wish.
“Hope to see you on Thursday, July 13 at 5PM at Poco Cielo.”
The Happiness Study Group will start discussing our new book, A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield on Tuesday, July 11th as we continue our exploration of vipassana meditation. The subject is predominantly the same as our last book, but the approach this time is decidedly western.
Jack Kornfield bio from his website: “Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. After graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967 he joined the Peace Corps and worked on tropical medicine teams in the Mekong River valley. He met and studied as a monk under the Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, as well as the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Returning to the United States, Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings, and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband and activist.”
Anyone is welcome to join the study group and no prior readings are required. We read, study, discuss and meditate and simply ask that you try your best to keep up with the reading, usually only one chapter each week.
The book is available at Amazon in all formats.
Please check the Happiness Study Group Facebook page for updates and information about our weekly meetings.
The last regular-season Not Church – We officially welcomed the newest member of the community…Athena Isabella, just weeks old. Bernie Zimney at 100 + a couple months was also present along with Athena’s mom, Ruthie and Ruthie’s mum visiting from the UK. Choir-oke was in fine form and even threw back a few shots of tequila…We certainly are NOT church.
July will find us in summer mode and everything is changing. The first Not Church gathering of summer will be in the same place–Poco Cielo, but it will be on THURSDAY, July 13th and at 5pm. The theme for July will be Summertime: The Brighter Side of Life.