Meditation Retreat Saturday Jan. 16 in Des Moines

Meditation Friends: I'll be teaching another meditation retreat from 8:30 to 4:30, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at the Friends Meeting House on the NW corner of 42nd and Grand Ave. in Des Moines, IA.. The information is below.

Please register only if you can participate for the full day, so that all retreatants might experience the benefit that comes from sharing sustained meditation practice with a group of persons that stays together the whole day. New and experienced meditators are welcome. Please post and share this announcement with others who may be interested.

To register, email or call (515) 255-8398 and leave your (1) name, (2) phone number, and (3) email address. Email or call me if you would like additional information. Peace, Charlie

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Where: 4211 Grand Ave., Des Moines - Friends Meeting House on the NW
corner of 42nd and Grand. Park in lot off 42nd or on Ingersoll Ave.

Teachers: Charlie Day is a retired psychologist who has studied meditation and
Buddhism for over 40 years in the US, India, and Thailand. He teaches
meditation as a psychological and spiritual growth method and Buddhism as a way of living and philosophy compatible with all religions. Charlie teaches classes, sitting groups, retreats and guides individuals in their practice. Paul Lambakis, a social worker in private practice, will lead a lovingkindness mediation and give instructions for sitting on cushions.

Retreat: Sponsored by the Des Moines Meditation & Mindfulness Group, this
retreat is open to new and experienced meditators. It includes
instructions for sitting, walking, lovingkindness, and eating meditations,
handouts, and a talk. Lunch is provided. Bring a cushion, mat, or
meditation bench if you have them. Chairs and a few floor cushions are
available. Wear comfortable clothes. Please do not wear scented
lotions or perfumes because some persons may be allergic to them.

Donation: Teachers express their generosity by leading retreats at no cost Instead, they gratefully accept donations or Dana, the Pali word for generosity. Dana is a voluntary way of expression your generosity to the teacher and supporting the continuation of the teachings.

Register: Leave your name, phone #, and email at or
515-255-8398. Register only if you can attend the entire day,
Call or email for more information. Feel free to share and post this flier.

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