​      Stillness Groups


"The practice of sitting quietly every day has been a very, very important part of my life for 50 years.  Sometimes it's still a struggle though and I'm really grateful that there is an opportunity like Stillness Groups every week to get the support that others give by just being there so quiet.  I can't explain it.  It just helps a lot.  And afterwards, everyone is so friendly and at ease."  J.W.



"I have participated in a variety of sessions with the “Stillness Group” since this past summer outdoors at Madison Park, indoors at Body and Soul, and for the Autumnal Equinox gathering outside at the Mines of Spain. All sessions brought a sense of community, inclusivity, and rejuvenation for me. Very powerful and worthwhile experience for mindful self-healing."  M.A.

"I’ve been sitting with the Dubuque Stillness Group sittings from the start. The simplicity attracted me – and the routine keeps me on track to continue this important practice in my life. Sometimes my sitting can be its challenge for my body and sometimes my brain is on overdrive. Yet, the results are worth all the effort – rather than instant gratification – it is more subtle, more lasting, more peaceful. No expectations – all I have to do is show up … it only costs me my time."  K.R.