The Meditation Book Group on Jan. 28 will begin coverage of “Falling into Grace — the End of Suffering,” a focus that will continue for until June 3. The group meets two Mondays each month from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Payson Public Library.
The 12-person group has been gathering since 2010. For a 15-minute meditation period and conversation of an assigned chapter.
The author of “Falling into Grace” (available on Amazon for $12) states he has found that the simpler the teaching, the greater its power to change our lives. The book explores:
• The choice to stop believing thoughts that perpetuate suffering.
• Stepping into the pure potential of the present moment.
• Experiences one may encounter along their process.
• Feeling connected with every part of our experience.
• True autonomy — the unique expression of our own sense of freedom.
Facilitator Kimberly Chambers said “This is a clear and powerful book that can help us see our ‘normal’ ways of creating our own suffering. We just don’t realize we’re doing this until an insightful teacher/author points it out, and we seriously contemplate the truth of the teaching.”
Chambers recommends a new, more progressive form of meditation. “Awareness Meditation” promotes an attitude of opening for the meditator, rather than a closing down.
A retired educator who has been holding book groups for 20 years, Chambers has lived in Payson since 2005. For information, call her at 478-6803.