Dear Still Water Friends,
I always think of Thanksgiving as the most"Buddhist" of American holidays. It is a wonderful time to practicetogether love, compassion, and gratitude. To allow everyone to be with theirfamilies, the Still Water Community will not have this Thursday either itsregular morning sitting at Sangha or its evening program at Crossings.
Please note, also, that a number of special Still Waterevents are planned for the next several months, including:
New Year’s Day Brunch, January 1, 10 am, at the homeof Sandy and Rita. Save the date, more details to follow.
Still Water Spiritual Cinema — Friday January 13, 7:30p.m. We are expecting that our new monthly movie and discussion night willbegin this evening. Stay tuned for titles and more information.
Smiling Like a Buddha: An Introduction to MindfulnessPractice. Ten-week workshop begins on Monday, January 16, 7-9:00. For newand experienced practitioners. An e-flyer will go out soon. Also, see ourwebsite.
Companions for the journey — Nourishing Together OurDeep Aspirations, meeting every other Wednesday evening, 7-9:15 pm,beginning on January 30 and ending on May 22. Intended especially for those withsome experience with mindfulness practice. An e-flyer will go out soon. Also,see our website.
Nourishing Our Inner Silence: A Special Still WaterWeekend Retreat at Charter Hall, Feb. 24-26. A mainly silent retreatencouraging us to dwell fully and stably in the present moment. Details tofollow.
You may also wish to consider attending the Week-endMindfulness Retreat offered on December 9-11, 2005, by our sistercommunity, the Mindfulness Practice of Fairfax. The theme will be "OurAppointment with Life." For more information, see their website at www.mpcf.org.