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We have continuing support for meditators through sitting groups where we meditate together, get questions about practice answered, and discuss educational materials. These meetings are at several locations in the Forest Lake, Wyoming, and Chisago areas. We also have sitting days on demand. Contact We also maintain an email address just for meditation questions:



Recordings of talks from previous retreats are available for a reasonable fee.  Visit our list of recordings.


Christian Insight Meditation: Following in the Footsteps of John of the Cross (Boston: Wisdom, 2007), edited by Mary Jo Meadow, RES Founding Teacher.  Christian Insight Meditation is the second edition, greatly expanded of Mary Jo's Purifying the Heart, Buddhist Insight Mediations for Christians (New York: Cossroad, 1994). It is readily available from online booksellers such as 


A Better Wine: Carmelite Studies 10, edited by Kevin Culligan OCD is now available from ICS Publications in Washington DC,

You can also order some of our out-of-print books directly at our mailing address on the home page. Through a Glass Darkly: A Spiritual Psychology of Faith and Gentling the Heart: Buddhist Loving Kindness Practice for Christians are $16 each, postage included in the USA. Christian Insight Meditation: Following in the Footsteps of John of the Cross is available through online booksellers.


Contact for more details.  You do not have to read the book to attend.

Chisago sitting group:  Chisago groups meet the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the old Fairview building in Chisago City, the entrance across from the library. Inside veer to the right, and we are halfway down the hall. After 6:15 they relock the doors; we can get out, but no one can get in. The book we're reading is Jon Kabat-Zinn's Wherever You Go, There You Are. 


Fairview Wyoming sitting group: The Fairview Wyoming sitting group will meet the first Thursday each month from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the hospital in the upstairs meeting room. Our book is Joseph Goldstein's Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom. 

Giese Library sitting group: Giese library sitting group is the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at Giese Library in Wyoming. We are reading Joseph Goldstein, Mindfulness. 


YMCA sitting group:   YMCA Sitting group will meet the third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2:45 p.m. at the Forest Lake YMCA in the very south part of Forest Lake. Just inside the main door, before the second set of doors, turn left.  The book we're reading is Pema Chodron   The Wisdom of No Escape.


Library Mental Health Series Talk: To inquire of upcoming topics, date and time, contact Wyoming Library at 651-462-9001 and ask for Wyoming Branch.  Talks are from 7 to 8 p.m. and are free of charge. The general public is welcome at these talks.  Please invite friends who might be interested. 

MBSR: Please email Sue Flannigan at with questions about classes, including dates, times and locations. 

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