LRY is excited to announce a new weekly group beginning June 16, Spiritual Friends: Meditation, Readings, and Sharing. This group will provide an opportunity for our vibrant community to come together, practice meditation, and discuss inspiring books.  Each month we will choose a text to work with.  Each meeting will begin with meditation instruction and practice. After that, there will be a reading from the text followed by a group discussion. The readings will reflect the common theme of cultivating our highest selves for the purpose of personal and collective healing, and awakening.  We will draw from Buddhist, Yogic, and other contemplative traditions, as well as contemporary spiritual writings. Participants are invited to suggest books, and to co-create the structure and process of the group.
The first group will take place on Sunday, June 16, 10:15-11:15. The first book is Loving-Kindness:The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg, and we will work with it through July. In August we will explore How to Meditate:A Practical Guide to making friends with Your Mind, by Pema Chodron and for September: The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, by Deborah Adele.
All groups are by donation. The books will be available to view and for sale at LRY. All are welcome to attend, whether or not you read the book. We look forward to seeing you.