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We’re Back

It was good to be back at Poco Cielo.  Contributions by Steve, Erin, Tracy, Gail, & Ron surrounding the theme of Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem” definitely rang some bells.  Choir-oke led by Ellyn inspired and encouraged with three renditions of this provocative song.

Join us at Not Church Norte on Wednesday, September 26–back at the Beach Comber restaurant.

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Regular Not Church Gatherings Resume

After our summer break with an Exploration of Meditation and Sharing our Spiritual Journeys, Not Church resumes our regular gatherings.

We’ll be meeting on the second Sunday of each month, 10AM at Poco Cielo in La Misión and at 5pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month in Rosarito at the Beach Comber.

Of course, everything can change at the drop of a hat, so stay tuned here and on the Not Church Facebook page for all the up to date information.

We hope you enjoyed your summer and hope to see you soon.

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Sharing Our Spiritual Journeys

sharing Our Spiritual Journey

What can be done to quiet our raging or worried mind and give us peace? What are your life’s lessons that you’d like to share?

At a special Summer Not Church on August 22, we will gather to listen to one another share about each other’s spiritual journey. In this safe place we hope to hear what has worked for you, is working for you to feel more grounded, more in love with this life, with ourselves and one another.

from “Sharing Our Spiritual Journeys” by Mary Contreras/Baja News, August 2018

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EXPLORATION OF MEDITATION

Please join us fo a special Summer Not Church – Exploration of Meditation.

The customary hour+ will focus on various aspects and benefits of sitting in silence and give participants information and instruction as well as opportunities for practice. Suitable for first time meditators and those with extensive experience and anyone in between.

Wednesday, July 25, at 5p.m. at CEART in Rosarito. 

 

 

 

 

 

Paseo La Cascada s/n, La Cascada, 22701 Rosarito, B.C., Mexico

Find additional info at www.facebook.com/notchurchbaja.

 

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Book Study – Jump Right In!

When I was asked to write something about the book study groups, the one Nadine leads in La Misión and the one Mary Conteras and Carol Clary have in north Rosarito, the thought that inspired me to do this was about fear. Fear and aging.

I’m remembering that the idea of posting something was to make sure everyone who may be considering joining who’s new and never been before, or hasn’t been for a while, knows it is easy to join right in where you are. Even though the La Misión group is in it’s 4th year, Nadine uses past as well as current books as illustrations which ties things together. Even though the Rosarito group is newer, I imagine Mary and Carol do something similar. So if you’re thinking of getting in touch with them about joining as these new books are beginning, both on Tuesday afternoons, please feel free to do that.:

Buddha is as Buddha Does by Lama Surya Das in La Misión
Judgment Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein in the north
(Click on the book images to purchase books on Amazon)

Buddha is as Buddha Does by Lama Surya Das

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a great reason to do that is to learn alternatives to the fear based living that most of us were indoctrinated into by just living in today’s world. We are learning and experiencing that there are simple ways of changing the way we think, our perceptions turn out to be choices! Who knew. So when we become aware of that, we can consciously make different choices and that can just automatically and naturally change everything. Yep, pretty much everything—relationships of all kinds, from life partners to kids, neighbors, even people you only see on TV!

Most of the people in these groups will tell you they are freer of fear in general, more peaceful and happier, kinder, gentler.

Observations have shown over these many decades that if we’re fearful in our thirties, forties etc., unless we do something about it, unless we really take on learning new ways of being in life, fears, insecurities, feelings of vulnerability increase exponentially. You know older people who are angry, hostile, depressed, and the basis for most of that is in fear.

It does take time, like reading and getting together to discuss and share experiences every week. Those of us who are doing it are here to tell you it’s worth it—for us. Might be for you too. You’re welcome, jump in!

~Anna Zimmerman

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