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SoderWorld Wellness Center & Academy

Secular Buddhism Meditation with Ryan Chada

3rd Wednesday of the Month. Register here: www.soderworld.com or call 630-455-5885

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Secular Buddhism Meditation with Ryan Chada
Secular Buddhism Meditation with Ryan Chada

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST

SoderWorld Wellness Center & Academy, 16 W. 501 Nielson Ln, Willowbrook, IL 60527, USA

About The Event

Secular Buddhism Meditation Group led by Ryan Chada When: Once a month – 3rd Wednesday of the Month Time: 6:15pm - 8pm 

Suggested Love Donation: $10 - $20

Location: SoderWorld Wellness Center - Downstairs Community Room/School

Join Ryan Chada once a month for Secular Buddhism Meditation. Secular Buddhism is a non-dogmatic way of understanding and practicing Buddhism. We are the prisoners of our own minds. We are bound by our concepts & ideas. Rather than presenting us with a set of beliefs that we can choose to believe in or not, Buddhist teachings are something we do. These teachings help us to learn to look inward, to discover that nothing is permanent and that everything is constantly changing and that all things are interdependent. With this wisdom, comes the understanding that the things we seek outside ourselves, are actually found within.

“The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh.

What to expect: Our program will consist of two silent sitting 30-minute meditation periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between, allowing time for discussion at the end. Instruction will be available at 6:15pm prior to each meeting. Please plan to arrive then if you wish to receive instruction. Meditation begins promptly at 6:30pm. All are welcome regardless of prior experience. Please bring your own meditation cushion and/or a blanket if you have one, otherwise we will do our best to provide enough for the group.    

*6:15pm - 6:30pm - New Participants receive instruction. 

 *6:20pm - 6:30pm - Experienced zazen practitioners can arrive.  

*Meditation will begin promptly at 6:30pm and goes to 8pm. Please arrive by 6:30pm, so not to disturb others once Meditation has begun. What to wear: Please wear modest and non-distracting clothing. Clothing should cover legs and shoulders. Long pants, skirts, and dresses that are clean, loose fitting, and of subdued colors are appropriate. Please do not wear jeans, shorts, or short skirts/dresses, noisy jewelry, tank-tops or shirts with messages, hats, perfume, essential oils or cologne.). Your attire should in no way call attention to itself or disturb the spirit of silence and harmony of the group. We look forward to meeting you.

About the facilitator: Ryan Chada has been devoted to the practices of Buddhism since 2019. He has studied and has teachers in both the Theravada and Mahayana schools of Buddhism. He enjoys helping others learn about meditation and Buddhism. Ryan is a loving husband and father, musician, and an avid organic gardener with a passion for cooking.   Please contact Ryan at rchada@comcast.net with any questions or concerns.    Important Notes:  *Please do not arrive before 6:15pm  *Register In Advance - NO Walk-in's Please!

*Paid Workshops: If you are not able to make class, please cancel your reservation at least 24 hours in advance to receive credit on your account or refund. NO refunds/credits are offered on Same Day Cancellations.

Location: SoderWorld Wellness Center & Academy

16 W 501 Nielson Ln., Willowbrook, IL 60527

Register Here: www.soderworld.com

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