Beginning a Contemplative Practice

By Lynda Young Kaffie and Joyce Palevitz Welcome to this section on beginning a contemplative practice! The practices and ideas described here may be called “meditation”, or “contemplative prayer”, or “centering prayer”, (and other names!). This practice has a very long history in many traditions, including Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and…

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Reflecting on the Mystics

Join us for weekly reflection on selected short excerpts from mystics, poets, and other spiritual thinkers. We use the tool of Lectio Divina to help us connect the teachings to our own spiritual journeys. We will also occasionally practice Visio Divina using traditional or modern art. Leader: Rebecca Hall Time:…

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Meditation Groups

All meditators are welcome at Abbey meditation groups. Registration is different for each group. See the information below. Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: Exploring Mindfulness Meditation Join us for this 20-minute sit followed by discussion about our meditation practices. We will be using the book Seeking the Heart of Wisdom…

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Lecture: The Rev. Dr. Larry Peers, “Sacred Pauses”

Presented by the Rev. Dr. Larry Peers, former senior consultant for the Alban Institute. Within our Christian tradition (and other religious traditions) particular periods, such as Lent, are set aside for reflection, renewal, and reconciliation. Also, there has been a long tradition of “praying the hours” which provide opportunities for reconnecting with God and ourselves…

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