UUSG Buddhist Meditation & Study Group

When:     Wednesdays, with meditation at 7pm and discussion at 7:30pm
Where:    Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva
                 102-112 South Second Street
                 Geneva, IL
Group Facilitators: Lisa Gades and Eric Bodwell

This group is for members and friends interested in exploring meditation techniques and learning more about Buddhism.
  • What are the main ideas in Buddhist philosophy?
  • What are the differences between Theravada, Mahayana, and Zen Buddhism?
  • How has meditation enriched my spiritual practice?
  • And, how do I deal with my racing thoughts while trying to meditate?!?!
These are just a few of the topics that have come up for discussion as we examine Buddhism both from an intellectual and a personal point of view. We typically meditate for 20-30 minutes, then spend 30-40 minutes discussing a book that the group has chosen.  Participants are welcome to join us for meditation, discussion, or both.

Our Current Book:  
Happiness is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life by Sylvia Boorstein

Our Next Book(s):  
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki