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Classes & Special Events

DANA/ free will Offering is gratefully accepted at all classes unless stated otherwise.

Led by Hal Dessel & Joe Wittig

from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
every Saturday 

Sitting & walking meditation with a Dharma talk in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Insight Meditation Society 

A Sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together to bring about and to maintain awareness. The essence of a sangha is awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love.  

Hal Dessel has been meditating since 1964.  He is a psychotherapist in Milwaukee specializing in addictions and trauma recovery.  Mindfulness and 12 Step Spirituality are core to both his professional and personal life.  His practice and teaching are in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh and Insight Meditation Socielty.

Book Study
Facilitated by Rev. Sue Kelly
Thursdays at NOON 
 March 22 - April 19

"For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner.  It doesn't take much  -- just hearing someone else's accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work-- to make us feel that we are not okay.  Beginning to understand how our lives have become ensnared in this trance of unworthiness is our first step toward reconnecting with who we really are and what it means to live fully."
--from Radical Acceptance

Our way out of this vicious circle begins with accepting absolutely everything we are feeling about ourselves and our lives, by embracing with wakefulness and care our moment-to-moment experience.  By accepting absolutely everything, what is meant is that we are aware of what is happening within our body and our mind in any given moment, without trying to control or judge or pull away.

Rather, this is an inner process of accepting our actual, present-moment experience.  It means feeling sorrow and pain without resisting.  It means feeling desire or dislike for someone or something without judging ourselves for the feeling or being driven to act on it.

Join us for a time of heartfelt discussion and mindfulness in a supportive and loving space.

Author, Tara Brach, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, an internationally known teacher of mindfulness mediation, and the founder of the Insight Mindfulness Community in Washington DC.