Practicing Meditation Like A Mystic

By Rebecca Hall The Abbey’s reading group studied The Cloud of Unknowing and the Book of Privy Counsel, mining these ancient texts for helpful instruction and encouragement for our own contemplative practice.  We found this book simultaneously deeply insightful and challenging.   At times the author, refered to as Anonymous, at…

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Praying through a Crisis

Many things took a beating the week of the storm – our pipes, our plants, our power grid.  Something else the storm stressed was our prayer lives.  On February 21st, our Sunday morning class that reads spiritual classics together was feeling too traumatized to discuss the readings for that week,…

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Love > Math

Melting snow for water by Phillip Owen Love so radical that it shows up in the most unlikely places. Love so strong that its strength is measured in how it treats the most vulnerable among us. Love so urgent that it is needed in the most desperate of times. I…

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Keeping the Sabbath

Welcome to this section of The Abbey, entitled “Keeping the Sabbath”. The resources provided here will help you gain renewed appreciation for Sabbath time – and especially what it can mean for us in our current cultural context. You will find ideas for how to create a Sabbath time that…

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Labyrinth Walking as a Spiritual Practice

The labyrinth at St. David's Episcopal Church The labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world.  By walking our replica of the Chartres labyrinth (laid on the floor of Chartres Cathedral around 1201), you are rediscovering a long forgotten Christian…

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