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Oct
20
Sat
Pajama Meditation
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

DESCRIPTION

It’s early on a Saturday – arrive in your PJ’s! This silent, unguided meditation is a nice way to leave the workweek behind and start your weekend calmly.

FORMAT

40-minute unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and end of the session.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full & Plus Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Unplug, Recharge: A Mini Retreat
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

The weather has grown colder, the days have grown shorter, and the stress of the national news continues to weigh on our collective conscience. You may have noticed yourself wanting to cuddle up, watch Netflix, and withdraw. Instead of isolating and numbing, I invite you to share in a sacred time of unplugging and recharging. The day will be focused on stillness, reflection and community.

At this mini-retreat, we will have both guided and silent meditation time, a discussion on using mindfulness to recharge, and relational mindfulness practices centered on cultivating lovingkindness and gratitude. There will be time for journaling and reflection throughout the event, as well as hands-on energy work.

Unplug your worries and your devices; bring only yourself, a snack, a journal and water in a sealed container. Walk away from this mini-retreat with new friends, new practices, and new (proverbial) batteries.

FORMAT

Silent & Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$20 in advance or $30 for 2 people

$25 at the door

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RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Oct
22
Mon
Kusala: The Intersection of Skillfulness & Mindfulness
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

DESCRIPTION

The Pali word Kusala can be translated as skillful, wholesome or beneficial – aspects by which we can measure a “good” life. Combining mindfulness meditation techniques with an intellectual investigation of skillfulness can catapult your path toward happiness.

These classes are based on Buddhist teachings of skillfulness, and are brought to life within the framework of modern-day challenges and triumphs.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

Open to all levels of experience

PAYMENT

$10

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Community Meditation
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Bring yourself back to center. These weekly meditations are perfect for anyone wanting to slow down and quiet their mind with a group of like-minded friends.

Guided meditations are not centered around a particular lineage or tradition, but are drawn from various contemplative practices. Each session is casual, gentle and unique. Perfect for beginning your meditation journey or strengthening your path.

FORMAT

Guided Meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Oct
24
Wed
Lotus Tai Chi
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

DESCRIPTION

Lotus Tai Chi is a traditional Yang style Tai Chi form with 108 classical moves. It is a series of slow, meditative body movements combined with awareness of the breath and inner energy, referred to as “chi”. Tai chi is beneficial for improving one’s health, balance, flexibility, strength and vitality. It also helps to promote calmness and inner peace.

Although it is considered a martial art, this class will be focusing mainly on the health and meditative aspects of Tai Chi. It is open to people of all ages, but is especially beneficial for seniors helping to develop flexibility, strength, balance and inner peace.

FORMAT

Teaching, Individual & Group Instruction, Discussion

LEVEL

Primarily for Beginners

PAYMENT

$135 for 12 weeks

$15 drop-in

Mayu Co-op Full Members receive 10% off.

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome

NOTE

Please arrive by 9:45 am to sign in and pay.
Wear comfortable, loose clothing and slipper-like footwear. No street shoes.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill has been practicing Tai Chi, Qigong &Taoist Meditation for many years. She has studied Tai Chi with Master Waysun Liao near Chicago, Illinois for about ten years, and also with the Taoist Tai Chi Society. She began teaching Tai Chi with Lotus Temple in Chicago.

Jill is the author of  Practicing the Way of the Tao Te Ching, which discusses the practical applications of Taoist teachings for everyday life. She enjoys nature, hiking, camping, biking, guitar and creative writing.

Contact Jill 720-253-5732 or jilllowy@yahoo.com.

Beginning Meditation: Exploring Mindfulness
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

You’ve been hearing about mindfulness and its benefits everywhere, from psychologists to doctors to athletes. But what exactly is mindfulness?

This class takes an in-depth look at the meditation technique of mindfulness: its origins, its applications, and why it’s such a powerful meditation practice for today’s modern world.

New material is introduced every week, yet presented as a stand-alone class. You will get the most out of this series by attending regularly, but you’ll never feel lost if you can only attend when your schedule allows.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$10, 5-pack for $45, 10-pack for $80

Mayu Co-op Full Members: First class free, all other classes $7

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

First-timers, please arrive by 7pm for posture assistance.

All students, please arrive by 7:15 to sign in and pay.

Event begins at 7:30pm. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Oct
26
Fri
Extended Sit: 1, 2 or 3 Hour Meditation
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

It’s not about how long you sit…. well, sometimes it is.

Insights from a 60 min. meditation are different than the insights from a 20 or 30 minute meditation. And insights from a 2-hour or 3-hour meditation are different still.

This evening is an opportunity to extend yourself and extend your practice with a 1-hour, 2-hour or 3-hour silent sit. This is an unguided silent meditation recommended for experienced practitioners.

*Important: This event is only open to Full, Plus & Supporting Members of the Mayu Meditation Cooperative.

You are invited to become a member of Mayu Meditation Cooperative. Please click here for more information.

FORMAT

1-hour 2-hour or 3-hour unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and ending of sessions.

The evening begins at 6:00pm. Those who sit for 1 hour leave at 7:00pm. Those who sit for 2 hours leave at 8:00pm. Those who sit for 3 hours leave at 9:00pm.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

Mayu Co-op Plus Members: $5

Mayu Co-op Supporting Members: $8

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome. If you are not yet a Mayu Co-op member please arrive by 5:45pm to fill out paperwork.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Oct
27
Sat
Pajama Meditation
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

DESCRIPTION

It’s early on a Saturday – arrive in your PJ’s! This silent, unguided meditation is a nice way to leave the workweek behind and start your weekend calmly.

FORMAT

40-minute unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and end of the session.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full & Plus Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Half-Day Retreat: Creating a Healing Space through Meditation
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Do you find yourself getting stuck in similar spots during mediation and in life? How do we get out of our ruts to transform our difficulties and deepen ourselves? With mindfulness we can clear stuck patterns to enter our flow. By becoming present to each unfolding moment we become closer to our True Self.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided and Silent Seated Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$40 at the door, $35 for Mayu members

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Jennifer Moss.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Oct
29
Mon
Kusala: The Intersection of Skillfulness & Mindfulness
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

DESCRIPTION

The Pali word Kusala can be translated as skillful, wholesome or beneficial – aspects by which we can measure a “good” life. Combining mindfulness meditation techniques with an intellectual investigation of skillfulness can catapult your path toward happiness.

These classes are based on Buddhist teachings of skillfulness, and are brought to life within the framework of modern-day challenges and triumphs.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

Open to all levels of experience

PAYMENT

$10

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Community Meditation
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Bring yourself back to center. These weekly meditations are perfect for anyone wanting to slow down and quiet their mind with a group of like-minded friends.

Guided meditations are not centered around a particular lineage or tradition, but are drawn from various contemplative practices. Each session is casual, gentle and unique. Perfect for beginning your meditation journey or strengthening your path.

FORMAT

Guided Meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Oct
31
Wed
Lotus Tai Chi
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

DESCRIPTION

Lotus Tai Chi is a traditional Yang style Tai Chi form with 108 classical moves. It is a series of slow, meditative body movements combined with awareness of the breath and inner energy, referred to as “chi”. Tai chi is beneficial for improving one’s health, balance, flexibility, strength and vitality. It also helps to promote calmness and inner peace.

Although it is considered a martial art, this class will be focusing mainly on the health and meditative aspects of Tai Chi. It is open to people of all ages, but is especially beneficial for seniors helping to develop flexibility, strength, balance and inner peace.

FORMAT

Teaching, Individual & Group Instruction, Discussion

LEVEL

Primarily for Beginners

PAYMENT

$135 for 12 weeks

$15 drop-in

Mayu Co-op Full Members receive 10% off.

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome

NOTE

Please arrive by 9:45 am to sign in and pay.
Wear comfortable, loose clothing and slipper-like footwear. No street shoes.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill has been practicing Tai Chi, Qigong &Taoist Meditation for many years. She has studied Tai Chi with Master Waysun Liao near Chicago, Illinois for about ten years, and also with the Taoist Tai Chi Society. She began teaching Tai Chi with Lotus Temple in Chicago.

Jill is the author of  Practicing the Way of the Tao Te Ching, which discusses the practical applications of Taoist teachings for everyday life. She enjoys nature, hiking, camping, biking, guitar and creative writing.

Contact Jill 720-253-5732 or jilllowy@yahoo.com.

Beginning Meditation: Exploring Mindfulness
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

You’ve been hearing about mindfulness and its benefits everywhere, from psychologists to doctors to athletes. But what exactly is mindfulness?

This class takes an in-depth look at the meditation technique of mindfulness: its origins, its applications, and why it’s such a powerful meditation practice for today’s modern world.

New material is introduced every week, yet presented as a stand-alone class. You will get the most out of this series by attending regularly, but you’ll never feel lost if you can only attend when your schedule allows.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$10, 5-pack for $45, 10-pack for $80

Mayu Co-op Full Members: First class free, all other classes $7

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

First-timers, please arrive by 7pm for posture assistance.

All students, please arrive by 7:15 to sign in and pay.

Event begins at 7:30pm. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Nov
3
Sat
Pajama Meditation
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

DESCRIPTION

It’s early on a Saturday – arrive in your PJ’s! This silent, unguided meditation is a nice way to leave the workweek behind and start your weekend calmly.

FORMAT

40-minute unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and end of the session.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full & Plus Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Nov
5
Mon
Kusala: The Intersection of Skillfulness & Mindfulness
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

DESCRIPTION

The Pali word Kusala can be translated as skillful, wholesome or beneficial – aspects by which we can measure a “good” life. Combining mindfulness meditation techniques with an intellectual investigation of skillfulness can catapult your path toward happiness.

These classes are based on Buddhist teachings of skillfulness, and are brought to life within the framework of modern-day challenges and triumphs.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

Open to all levels of experience

PAYMENT

$10

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Community Meditation
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Bring yourself back to center. These weekly meditations are perfect for anyone wanting to slow down and quiet their mind with a group of like-minded friends.

Guided meditations are not centered around a particular lineage or tradition, but are drawn from various contemplative practices. Each session is casual, gentle and unique. Perfect for beginning your meditation journey or strengthening your path.

FORMAT

Guided Meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Nov
7
Wed
Lotus Tai Chi
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

DESCRIPTION

Lotus Tai Chi is a traditional Yang style Tai Chi form with 108 classical moves. It is a series of slow, meditative body movements combined with awareness of the breath and inner energy, referred to as “chi”. Tai chi is beneficial for improving one’s health, balance, flexibility, strength and vitality. It also helps to promote calmness and inner peace.

Although it is considered a martial art, this class will be focusing mainly on the health and meditative aspects of Tai Chi. It is open to people of all ages, but is especially beneficial for seniors helping to develop flexibility, strength, balance and inner peace.

FORMAT

Teaching, Individual & Group Instruction, Discussion

LEVEL

Primarily for Beginners

PAYMENT

$135 for 12 weeks

$15 drop-in

Mayu Co-op Full Members receive 10% off.

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome

NOTE

Please arrive by 9:45 am to sign in and pay.
Wear comfortable, loose clothing and slipper-like footwear. No street shoes.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill has been practicing Tai Chi, Qigong &Taoist Meditation for many years. She has studied Tai Chi with Master Waysun Liao near Chicago, Illinois for about ten years, and also with the Taoist Tai Chi Society. She began teaching Tai Chi with Lotus Temple in Chicago.

Jill is the author of  Practicing the Way of the Tao Te Ching, which discusses the practical applications of Taoist teachings for everyday life. She enjoys nature, hiking, camping, biking, guitar and creative writing.

Contact Jill 720-253-5732 or jilllowy@yahoo.com.

Beginning Meditation: Exploring Mindfulness
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

You’ve been hearing about mindfulness and its benefits everywhere, from psychologists to doctors to athletes. But what exactly is mindfulness?

This class takes an in-depth look at the meditation technique of mindfulness: its origins, its applications, and why it’s such a powerful meditation practice for today’s modern world.

New material is introduced every week, yet presented as a stand-alone class. You will get the most out of this series by attending regularly, but you’ll never feel lost if you can only attend when your schedule allows.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$10, 5-pack for $45, 10-pack for $80

Mayu Co-op Full Members: First class free, all other classes $7

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

First-timers, please arrive by 7pm for posture assistance.

All students, please arrive by 7:15 to sign in and pay.

Event begins at 7:30pm. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Nov
9
Fri
Candlelight Sit
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Mayu is never more beautiful than at night, lit only by candlelight. Join us for a deeply peaceful meditation to wind down the week.

Candles are provided, and you are welcome to bring your own UNSCENTED candle. The more candles, the more lovely!

*Important: This event is only open to Full, Plus & Supporting Members of the Mayu Meditation Cooperative.

You are invited to become a member of Mayu Meditation Cooperative. Please click here for more information.

FORMAT

40-minute unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and end of the session.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

Mayu Co-op Full & Plus Members: Free

Mayu Co-op Supporting Members: $5

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome. If you are not yet a Mayu Co-op member please arrive by 6:45pm to fill out paperwork.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Nov
10
Sat
Pajama Meditation
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

DESCRIPTION

It’s early on a Saturday – arrive in your PJ’s! This silent, unguided meditation is a nice way to leave the workweek behind and start your weekend calmly.

FORMAT

40-minute unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and end of the session.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full & Plus Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.