At UUCMC, we follow many paths. We take care of ourselves, both in body and spirit. Groups use our peaceful space to learn and teach, sit and walk. We hope you’ll find a group that fits your needs.

Tai Chi for Beginners

Mondays, 6:15 pm, in the Community Room

Recognize the “qi” in your body. Learn the practice called “nanlaoshu” or the “the art of how to grow old,” enabling you to strengthen and straighten your body, increase flexibility and improve general health and well-being. No sign-up necessary.  Open to beginners and all others. For more info: Dan Ciaglia – 284-6312 or

Buddhist Meditation


A new group of meditators, the Monmouth Zen Circle, utilizes Edgewood House for weekly meditation. Saturdays 9:45-12.  This is a more demanding schedule with three 30-minute periods of meditation, and two 10-minute periods of walking meditation, followed by a Buddhist service of chanting and bowing.  Teacher, Kotatsu John Bailes (One Heart Zen), joins us the second weekend of the month for talks and private individual conversations.  MZC has been a sangha for many years in the Monmouth area and is decidedly happy to have this lovely space at the edge of the woods to continue their meditation practice.  Our deepest bows to UUCMC for this opportunity!

For more information and/or to be put on the email list, contact Elaine Held or 732-682-1059.  All are welcome!