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Meditation day set for Feb. 16 in Downsville

A local mindfulness group will meet February in Downsville with a spiritual practice teacher for a day to teach about mindfulness, meditation and peace.

From 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Schoolhouse at Simply Dunn, E4606 County Rd. C, Downsville, local group Red Cedar Buddha Sangha will hold a “Day of Mindfulness.”

Mindfulness practices are meant to encourage peace and help people connect to an inner refuge during disorienting times.

Red Cedar Buddha Sangha meets weekly at Simply Dunn, a nature preserve located on the Red Cedar River Bottoms.

Participants are invited to enjoy the grounds at Simply Dunn before or after the Day of Mindfulness.

The event will include a talk by Dharma teacher Jack Lawlor, who will speak about ways to develop open-hearted and clear awareness through the practice of sitting meditation, indoor and outdoor walking meditation and mindful eating.

Lawlor is a former president of the Buddhist Council of the Midwest in Chicago, served on the national Board of Directors of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and on the Care-Taking Council of the U.S. and Canadian Dharma Teacher’s association in Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition.

Lawlor is also a co-founder of Lakeside Buddha Sangha in Evanston, Ill.

For more information on Simply Dunn, visit

To register for the eventand for more information, visit Those with questions can contact Marion Lang at or 715-235-5686.

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