Group meditations scheduled at library

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will conduct free weekly groups for meditation, textile work and writing, as follows:

∫On Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., Tibetan Buddhist monk Harold Rolls will facilitate an ecumenical program for people who want to learn to meditate and to have guidance in meditation. “Meditation is universal,” Rolls said. “Fundamentally, it’s a spiritual journey. It’s not something you do, it’s a practice. It becomes a way of life,” he said.

Now a resident of Fort Plain, Rolls was based at Pullahari, Nepal, for more than 20 years.

∫On Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., makers of traditional textile arts and handcrafts such as embroidery, needle felting, crocheting and knitting will gather for the casual Creative Textile Fibers Group. Each week, participants share patterns, advice, ideas, laughter and friendship as they work on individual projects.

∫On Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m., participants in the creative writing group will meet, facilitated by published writer Joan Caska. Wordsmiths from varied writing backgrounds, genres, interests, goals and experience levels share their work in a fun and non-threatening setting. In addition to memoirs, participants work on novels, short stories, poems, and more. Each free session features constructive feedback in a friendly and supportive setting, according to a news release.

For more information, call (518) 993-4646 or visit the library.

By Josh Bovee

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