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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 http://www.simply-dunn.com/.

To register for the eventand for more information, visit redcedarbuddha.org. Those with questions can contact Marion Lang at marionlang@charter.net or 715-235-5686.

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