I’ve been doing Monday Meditation at Ubuntu Village for 7 months.
That is coming to an end. This is not an easy thing for me to do. I love leading meditation practice and giving talks. And I have some regulars now, so I definitely feel like I’m letting people down.
The truth is that for a donation-based group to cover the cost of the space, I would need a dozen people or more to come every week and that is not happening. I have worked hard to generate interest in what I’m doing and it just hasn’t worked out. I’ve tried a few different things and I’m not giving up lightly. This is very hard for me and I am emotional about it.
There could be plenty of reasons for why it’s not working.
One possibility is the day. Monday might be the one day of the week when people just want to leave work and go home and not go out again. Because it’s Monday. Maybe it’s easier to make excuses on Monday.
Another possibility is that most of the people I’m reaching are already getting all their meditation needs met. There are lots of places to go for meditation in Kansas City, so it’s possible that there are already too many options and no way for a new group to get footing.
And ME. Maybe people just have not become inspired to come sit with me.
I would experiment with switching it to another day to see what happens if I could. I think a Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening group would have a lot of potential.
But I can’t switch the day.
The space isn’t available any other day or time, so that’s the end of that.
So what’s next?
I am still interested in teaching. I would love to have another weekly group, but I think I’m not going to pay for the opportunity to teach again. I’m looking for opportunities that I don’t have to pay for. I always want to be donation-based and that means my costs need to be really low. I’d rather not have a meditation group than have one that charges at the door. I have nothing against people that do that, but that’s not me.
If you know a place I can go give talks at that won’t make me pay for it, let me know. I’ll still be around doing events when and where I can. It’s just not going to be every week for the foreseeable future.
I love what I’ve been doing and I truly hope other opportunities appear.
To be honest, I don’t know how anyone succeeds at this.
February 29th 2020, 2pm:
Saturday Sages Workshop
Meditation and Talk “Meditation for Everyone”
@ Aquarius KC
3936 Broadway. Kansas City, MO