“No Coming, No Going: Mindfulness and the Cycles of Life” will examine the challenges and opportunities of big and small transitions in a day-long meditation and retreat on Feb. 1.

Beginning and practiced meditators can cultivate awareness and compassion in the Ecology Center,  2024 McCormick Blvd., during this mostly silent day of mindfulness.

The day will include sitting and walking meditation and talks by teachers Jack and Laurie Lawlor from Evanston-based Lakeside Buddha Sangha, a 23-year-old meditation group founded in the tradition of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen monk and writer.

Registration fee of $45 includes a breakfast snack and a vegetarian lunch with a vegan option. The day of mindfulness begins at 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Meditation instruction will be provided.  Participants should bring a sitting cushion or bench.  Chairs are available.  Space is limited, and registration ends Jan. 25.

Anyone wishing additional information may contact Lakeside Buddha Sangha at 847-475-0080 or e-mail: lisejacobson@comcast.net or visit: www.lakesidebuddha.org to download registration forms.