FW:
The IA assembly is an expression of group coherence based on Maharishi's 
programs to develop consciousness. Development of consciousness is such a 
delicate area, and this knowledge has been so corrupted and misinterpreted over 
the centuries, that it behooves us to follow Maharishi's instructions very 
carefully, else risk the knowledge being lost again. Not to mention, hurting 
ourselves in not receiving the full benefit of the program. The world today is 
pretty messed up. As far as I can see, we haven't yet exited from kaliyuga. 
Global society, and government in particular, still have a lot of room for 
improvement. The key to everything rests in restoring the experience of our 
true nature as human beings: pure, unbounded awareness. I certainly don't feel 
qualified to undertake such a massive responsibility. But Maharishi did, and 
what he accomplished over 50 years was phenomenal. We can't mess with what he 
set up. It's too delicate.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 We should close the downtown Fairfield, Iowa 5pm meditation? People might not 
be doing ™? Close it as a facilitated quiet time non-exclusive meditation on 
grounds it is possibly facilitating non-™ meditation?  That ™ meditators could 
be sitting meditating along with other meditators? 
 
 This "unaffiliated" group meditation...is not really wise.


 FW:  This "unaffiliated" group meditation at the church downtown on the 
Fairfield Square advertised in the Weekly Reader is not really wise. It sends 
the wrong message. Sure, the Quakers had something cool going on, but was it 
pure consciousness? Was it truly Vedic science? Did it reflect true indigenous 
culture?  Maybe, maybe not.
  
 But we *do* have someone who *did* reflect the deepest principles, and who did 
maintain an authentic,indigenous tradition, and, moreover, provided a way for 
the average human to experience these profound principles: Maharishi. Again, we 
don't want to mess with it. The deepest thinkers and philosophers of history 
struggled with this, and here Maharishi gave it to us in a neat, ready-to-use 
package: Transcendental Meditation. This knowledge is far too important, and 
too delicate. History has taught us, particularly in India, how far off-base 
people can get in their misinterpretation of this experience, an experience 
that is critical to the health of humanity. -
 

 Hi Friends 
 In support of the collective need for peaceful influences in our lives/world 
we are offering opportunities for a silence-based group meditation.

 
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 You are welcome to sit for all or any part of the hour in silence.  
 
 Simply quietly enter, meditate and leave accordingly.
 


In the interest of providing time and space for an unaffiliated, silent, group 
meditation, a Fairfield society of meditating Friends is facilitating a time 
and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit furnishes a space for a weekday silent 
meditation from 5 to 6pm Monday through Friday. 

 weekdays, 5pm
 at 51 N. Court in Fairfield, Iowa
 

 wleed3 writes:

 THANKS 4 this post next time in town will avail my self of such  THANKS

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Group meditation for all meditators who are without current Dome badges to 
practice silent meditation together,
 continues on weekdays, 5pm
 at 51 N. Court in Fairfield, Iowa
 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :
 

 Compatible in silent practice? 
 Surely a lot of silent meditations can be respectfully practiced together in 
peace.  
 

 :Yogananda silent meditation, Chopra meditation, Oprah’s , Oneness, Sahaja, 
Mindfulness, Zen, Centering Prayer, others, even ™.   This particular 5pm group 
meditation in Fairfield, iowa happens to be a facilitated silent time for 
people to silently practice their meditation in a group with others.    
-JaiGuruYou
 

 

 

 rajawilliamsmith writes:

 

 TM and Quaker meetings don't go together, when we sit down using TM
we use a mantra, learning TM we learn how to use that, we can meditate on bus 
or anywhere, but we are ignoring the outside noise. At a quaker meeting the, 
impulse to speak is defined  as the word of god.  If they want me to go to the 
Dome and give a speech during mediation, than maybe we can go to a Quaker 
meeting and tell them we are meditating.
The silents we have during a Quaker meeting is drawn deeper with the impulse to 
speak the word of god. but once someone says something its starts to be drawn 
away.  If they had to rename the Quaker meeting they should call them spiritual 
hacks.
 





---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :
 

 Actually it seems you would like our Fairfield Quaker Meeting of meditators.  
Quaker Meetings can vary by character of the people in the meeting. Our 
Fairfield Quaker Meeting is a silent meeting.  A vocal satsang that often does 
go on mostly happens afterwards and it can be quite informing, spiritual and 
inspired in the words of it.  During the meeting itself the old adage regarding 
speaking out during meeting is that it is okay to an extent that speaking may 
add to the silence of the meeting.
  
Some number of years ago someone attended here who had come from meetings in 
San Francisco. In larger times of conflict Quaker Meetings can experience an 
influx of people new to the Society of Friends coming because of the social 
activism that Friends have been known for. Like, for the Friends peace and 
anti-war testimony. This occurred during the Gulf wars and before during the 
Vietnam war. This meditator who attended SF meetings before would come to our 
silent Fairfield meeting and proceed to use it as a forum to soapbox, coming in 
attendance with prepared notes to speak from.  This earnest attender was dealt 
with kindly by an old Hicksite Quaker who came to meditating in Fairfield from 
an old East coast Quaker meeting. 

 More to come on cultivating compassion, spirituality, and social-justice 
activism..  


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <yifux...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 What?? People speak "the Word of God" during silent Quaker meetings?  That's 
news to me (and a good reason for why I wouldn't get involved in that).  I'm 
suspicious of anybody claiming to know the "Word of God"
 

 In any event, thx for the nice intro into various facets of Compassion - a 
difficult topic to get a handle on due its vastness and starkly different 
approaches.  But the way things are shaping up especially including the 
scientific evidence, ..
 ...
 Old model of reality:
   1. Meditate and "take it as it comes"
   2. No deliberate attempt to incorporate mood making, but if moods 
spontaneously arise, follow (1) and the usual TM instructions.
   3. No particular attention need given to Compassion, since the practice 
itself will result in many benefits that include that, along with overall 
happiness and better health.
 

 New Model of reality.
   1. Complementary benefits of meditation along with Compassion.  This can 
involve TM or other forms of meditation, and
  2. Deliberate attempt to cultivate Compassion, with mood making playing a 
role initially at least. After a degree of Compassion sets in, it tends to have 
a self-expanding quality radiating as a subtle form of Shakti into the 
environment and to all people.
  3. There need not be a particular appearance of Compassion (such as giving $ 
and food to the poor, helping to rebuild the devastated homes of those in need, 
doing volunteer work and disaster relief.
  4. The reason for the "there need not"...in (3) may be explained by the 
powerful amount of Shakti radiated by some Gurus such as Ammachi.  This Shakti 
may manifest in countless ways for the benefit of humanity. The mechanisms 
behind such radiation may be too subtle for ordinary perception.  Thus, Gurus 
like Guru Dev, Aurobindo, Ramakrishna, and Ramana Maharshi on a superficial 
level may not seem Compassionate, but on a more subtle level their influence 
could have global implications of vast importance.


 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 FW: A WEEKEND no-badge group meditation, Hi Friends
 We will gather for group silent meditation on Sunday December 4th at 10:30am 
at the Hamfam house.  
 Potluck luncheon to follow.
 A squash soup provided, Conley is bringing her fabulous Mac ‘n cheese, FR's 
bringing roasted veggies, Franklin….
 Looks like it might be a snowy morning.  The fire will be toasty!
 All blessings,

 -facilitated as a service project by Fairfield, Iowa meditating Quakers.  
 

 

 


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 A place even for meditators who are without badges for the Domes. The 
Fairfield No-Badge-Nik Group Meditation, weekdays, 5pm at 51 North Court in 
Fairfield, Iowa
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 As a service project, the FF meditating Quakers will be staffing this weekday 
5pm open group meditation downtown
 for this month leading up to Election Day.
 A group meditation even for no-badge-nik meditators..  
 -JaiGuruYou
 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Hi Friends 
 
 In support of the collective need for peaceful influences in our lives/world 
we are offering opportunities for a silence-based group meditation.
 

 The 5pm Weekday Group Meditation

 This is an open unprogrammed silence-based meditative experience
 that will last for about an hour.
 At 51 North Court Street, Fairfield, Iowa
 For Weekdays 5pm unto Election Day.

 In the old Quaker mode
 of practicing silent meditation,
 as Quakers we have
 no formal creed
 no paid ministers
 no preaching
 no rites
 and,
 speaking during this collective practice only as to where
 speaking out may improve upon the silence of the meeting.

 Ours is a silence-based
 'corporate' or group spiritual practice.

 This is an old practice.

 Ours is a quiet practice, 
 you are welcome to come in and sit down in silence with us and practice your 
meditation method as your practice is not disruptive of our own silent practice.

 The 5pm Weekday Group Meditation
 is a service project of a Fairfield Iowa society of meditating Friends
 

 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 On the 40th Day to the Election.. 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 This Weds. A silent meditation at 5:00pm downtown at the Fairfield Square, 
front door facing the Fairfield, Iowa town square..  51 N. Court.  

 

 Hi Friends 
 In support of the collective need for peaceful influences in our lives/world 
we are offering opportunities for a silence-based group meditation.
 

 This is an unprogrammed silence-based meditative experience
 that will last for about an hour.
 

 Meeting As Simple Practicing Meditators we have,
 no formal creed
 no paid ministers
 no preaching
 no rites
 and,
 speaking during this meeting for collective meditation only as to where 
speaking out may improve upon the silence of the meeting.
 

 Ours is a silence-based
 corporate spiritual practice.
 

 This is an old practice,
 

 You are welcome to come in and sit down in silence with us.
 

 A service project of the Fairfield Iowa Society of Meditating Friends 
(Quakers),
 

 #
 #
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Hi Friends 
 In support of the collective need for peaceful influences in our lives/world 
we are offering opportunities for a silence-based group meditation.
 

 

 Weds. Silent meditation at 5:00pm downtown Fairfield Square, front door,  51 
N. Court. Fairfield, Iowa  

 















  








  

 
 

  

 THANKS 4 this post next time in town will avail my self of such  THANKS

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Group meditation for all meditators who are without current Dome badges to 
practice silent meditation together,
 continues on weekdays, 5pm
 at 51 N. Court in Fairfield, Iowa
 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :
 

 Compatible in silent practice? 
 Surely a lot of silent meditations can be respectfully practiced together in 
peace.  
 

 :Yogananda silent meditation, Chopra meditation, Oprah’s , Oneness, Sahaja, 
Mindfulness, Zen, Centering Prayer, others, even ™.   This particular 5pm group 
meditation in Fairfield, iowa happens to be a facilitated silent time for 
people to silently practice their meditation in a group with others.    
-JaiGuruYou
 

 

 
















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