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About NotChurch

We are a community of people, mostly American expatriates, living in a small coastal town in Baja California. Though some of us come from 'church' backgrounds, many bristle at the thought of organized religion. That doesn't, however, mean that we are not seeking something more out of life, and to connect with the spiritual--though that takes many different shapes for us. Not Church has emerged as a way for us to continue on that journey together.

Enneagram for Beginners

Enneagram Introduction with Martina

The workshop is meant to introduce you to the fundamentals of the Enneagram as a map for self-awareness and clarity, serving our spiritual exploration.

This introduction prepares one to join the ongoing weekly Community Enneagram Group. The introduction workshops will be offered 4 times a year. The next is planned for the end of January. Please let us know if the October date does not work for you, other arrangements can be made.

Location in the La Misión area will be given to confirmed participants

Suggested donation of $20

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We’re back!

Please join us at your favorite location for inspiration, friendship, conversation. We can show our appreciation to our host restaurants by sharing a meal afterwards. We look forward to seeing you.

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WHEN THINGS FALL APART: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

By Pema Chödrön 

On August 20th The Happiness Study Group will start our 9th book, our 10th if we count our second reading of “Awake Aware Alive!”

Our new selection will be Pema Chödrön’s “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times,” which is available here on Amazon.

Here’s what they have to say: “The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chödrön discusses:

  • Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage
  • Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down
  • Practices for reversing habitual patterns
  • Methods for working with chaotic situations
  • Ways for creating effective social action

If you’re interested in joining the group or would like more information, contact Nadine at nadine.lockitch7@gmail.com.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Ron and Nadine’s on August 20th.

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Half-day Silent Meditation Experience

Summer Not Church Silent Meditation Experience

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: 9:30am ’til 1pm
Leader: Nadine de Jong with Ron de Jong
Location: Clubhouse at Bajamar
Directions: Take the Toll Road (1D) to Km 77.5 and exit toward Bajamar.
(Map below)
Fee: NO CHARGE

NOBLE SILENCE will be observed (no talking at all) upon entering the Clubhouse until after snacks and a brief after-snack sit

Pease RSVP to Anna by August 9: Anna  az@annazimmerman.com  or Nadine nadine.lockitch7@gmail.com

Questions:  Please contactAnna az@annazimmerman.com or Nadine nadine.lockitch7@gmail.com

WHAT TO WEAR & BRING

  • Sweater or light wrap because the room can be chilly
  • A favorite mat, floor cushion, blanket etc. (sofas and various chairs are also available)
  • Comfortable shoes  for walking and a hat
  • Notebook and pen if you like
  • Ready-to-serve finger food to share (Please consider bringing vegetarian and healthy snacks—no alcoholic beverages.)
  • Beverages, especially water.
    (Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided)

MAP to Bajamar Clubhouse

By |2020-02-15T12:59:36-08:00August 11th, 2019|Events, Happiness Study Group, Home Page|Comments Off on Half-day Silent Meditation Experience