Saying No to Some of our Pleasures

Saying No to Some of our Pleasures

Discussion date: Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at our weekly Thursday evening practice

Dear Still Water Friends,

The winter’s first sprinking of snow seems like a good time to remind everyone of our weather cancellation policies. When there is a storm, we like it best when everyone is safe and no one travels to find a locked door.

Still Water Weather Cancellation Policies

  • Thursday evening gathering: Cancelled when Montgomery County Schools have closed for the day or afternoon, or when school-sponsored evening events are cancelled.

  • Sunday evening gathering: Cancelled when the Yoga Studio of Columbia has cancelled its Sunday morning classes. (Notice of cancellation is provided on the Yoga Center’s phone line (410) 720-4340) and on their web site (

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning sitting at Crossings: Cancelled when Montgomery County schools are closed or have a delayed opening.

  • Tuesday, Thursday morning sitting at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church: Cancelled when Montgomery County schools are closed or have a delayed opening.

  • Wednesday morning sitting at Circle Yoga: Cancelled when District of Columbia schools are closed or have a delayed opening.

  • Friday afternoon sitting at Friends House: The sitting will take place for Friends House residents regardless of the weather. Non-residents use their own discretion about driving to Friends House.

  • For other events, or if schools are on vacation, if there is the possibility of hazardous conditions please check our web site or call our phone line (301 270 8353) to verify whether the event will be held.

Warm wishes,

Mitchell Ratner

Senior Teacher

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in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, Jan 12, 2012


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