Cover Image for MIDWEEK Feb. 28: Maureen Lanan | Spiritual Vehicles
Cover Image for MIDWEEK Feb. 28: Maureen Lanan | Spiritual Vehicles
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About this MIDWEEK practice

Beep beep! You may have heard tell of spiritual journeys, but what about all those spiritual vehicles? This Midweek, we will step into our metaphorical parking lot and get a chance to describe our favorite vehiclare vehicle. We will examine a few examples like the parts list from a simile by the Buddha, a leap of imagination from a Psalm to a recent appearance in a Quaker Worship, and get a chance to describe our own vehicle. Then, look out, because we will take one out for a spin! BEEP BEEP! Hop on board!

Maureen Lanan is a chemist, Quaker, meditator and explorer both spiritually and physically. She travels by canoe, bicycle, foot, public transit and EV mainly in Newton, Massachusetts, with occasional forays all over the country. To accomplish her current ambition to create a better world, she studies the teachings of Ajaan Geoff deGraf (Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu) and enjoys participates in her monthly meeting, Beacon Hill Friends Meeting.

​​What is MIDWEEK?

​In the Quaker tradition of Midweek (Wednesday) worship, Beacon Hill Friends House brings you MIDWEEK: Experiments in Faithfulness. This is a weekly, one-hour, facilitated spiritual practice with Quaker flavor and an experimental ethos. Each week, a guest facilitator engages us in a unique spiritual practice that is meaningful to them, and that we can bring into our own lives. 

MIDWEEK is always free and open to the public. If you'd like to support this program, you can make a donation here.

​Attending events in-person at BHFH

​All MIDWEEK practices going forward are offered on Zoom and in-person at Beacon Hill Friends House. If you choose to attend in our space, YOU MUST REGISTER BEFOREHAND and please read this information:

  • Covid policies: All in-person attendees are required to be up-to-date on vaccination against COVID-19 and to wear a mask while inside. We no longer ask for proof of vaccination upon entering the building. Masks will be available for those who forget them.

  • Getting to BHFH: Use the address "8 Chestnut St., Boston, MA, 02108" for navigation. We recommend taking public transit to get here: We are a short walk from every transit line in Boston. If you choose to drive in, paid street parking is available on Charles Street (and on Beacon Street before 6 pm). We also have parking passes available for $9 to the Boston Common Garage.

Event accessibility (covid policies are below): Beacon Hill Friends House is working on making our historic space accessible to everyone.

  • ​Automated Closed Captions will be available for all participants (on Zoom and in-person).

  • ​Physical space: This event will take place in our Parlor, which does not have a ground-level entrance. Our primary entrance is up a flight of stairs. If you would like to attend this event but need it to be held in a different space, please indicate so on your registration. ​​On the basement level, we have a single-user, all-gender bathroom with wall-mounted handrails and ample space for chairs and/or aides. We are not a scent-free space but tend to be low-scent.

Beacon Hill Friends House
6-8 Chestnut St, Boston, MA 02108, USA