Yes, we are meeting 'in-person'

Exciting News! For those of you in the Vancouver / Camas area we are meeting again in-person at the Breathe Wellness Company. If you are comfortable meeting with us in-person at this time then please join us at 7pm on Sundays. Plan on arriving ten minutes before to get settled. We will be following all current WA State guidelines and I ask that you are mindful and respectful of other people's comfort levels. I will be wearing a mask but will remove it once we are settled and distanced to lead the meditation. For now we will not be having after-meditation tea but hopefully soon. I will be updating our website with the latest details so check back here if you are unsure.

Note that we will NOT be meeting on Sunday 31st October (Halloween).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Schedule 2011

Hi all, just to let you know we will not be meeting Sunday 12/25/11 (Christmas Day) or 1/1/12 (New Year's Day). Apart from that we will continue to meet weekly. Have a great holiday, hope to see you sit with us soon!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Camas/Vancouver Meditation Location from May 8th 2011!

Hi all,

I am delighted to tell you that Tenaya and VeAnne, the owners of the Breathe Yoga and Massage Studio in East Vancouver, have generously offered us the use of their space for meditation on Sunday evenings. I visited the space yesterday and it is truly beautiful, has great energy, and will be a perfect place for us to continue our practice.

The studio is very conveniently located at 17030 SE 1st Street, Suite 102, Vancouver WA 98684. You can see a map and more details about the other services Breathe offers at their website: http://www.breatheyogavancouver.com/contact-us

Here are the details: We will meet one last time at my house next week, May 1st. Then from May 8th onwards we will meet weekly Sunday evenings at Breathe yoga from 7 until 8:30ish.

We will continue to center our meditation around Metta/Lovingkindness practice, but as we are once again weekly we will also include some other forms. As always, all meditation sessions will be free, open to all and suitable for beginners. This is a great opportunity to invite new friends and family who may be interested in starting a practice, so feel free to let others know about this. Also, my mailing list isn't necessarily 100% up to date, so please spread the word!

There will be a small number of cushions, mats or chairs available -- but if you have your own then it will be a great help if you can bring them.

Please join me in Gassho/Namaste to thank Tenaya and VeAnne for their generosity. And thanks to all of you for your support during this transition period.

     Metta, Chris.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Message About Important Changes

Greetings All,

I hope that you are all well and happy. I want to inform you of some major changes in the meditation group.

From now on the meditation on a Sunday night at Rushing Water Yoga will change to be led by Paul Cheek, the studio owner. Here is his description of what will be offered:

The format will change to chanting from 7-7:30 and meditation from 7:30 -8.  People can come to one or both of the practices.  The meditation will be in the Yogic tradition - similar to what the Buddhists call "mind like sky."  So in other words it will be just sitting.  Donations will be accepted for the Inter Faith Treasure House, the Living Yoga Program or the YWCA's Safe Choice program.

The offering will continue to be free. Please consider supporting Paul as he sets this new practice up.

For my part, I would like to continue to offer a vipassana based practice for those who wish to join me. I am still working through options, but for now I have decided that I will offer a monthly metta meditation at my house on the first Sunday of every month. I know that my place is a bit of a trek for some of you, which is why I have decided to start monthly and extend the length of the sit. I have felt for a while that it would be nice to meditate for longer and get a little deeper, and I think that this will give us the opportunity to do so.

The first Monthly Metta Meet (MMM?) will be on Sunday, March 6th 2011 From 7pm to 9pm. Those who wish to stay after for tea and chat will be free to do so. I will kick any stragglers out at 10. If you have a cushion then please bring it, but if not I will have a few spares and there are always the comfy chairs :)

Please email me chris (_at_) cjrobson.com for further details and the location.