Christian Meditation & Yoga

Christian Mediation takes place every Tuesday at 3pm in the Hall. All are welcome.

Yoga takes place every Tuesday at 7:30am ($5 fee) in the Hall. Led by Stacy Steeves, this one-hour gentle yoga is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Please bring your own mat.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION

Meditation is a universal spiritual wisdom and a practice found at the core of all the great religious traditions, leading from the mind to the heart. It is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone, wherever you are on your life’s journey. It is only necessary to be clear about the practice and then to begin – and to keep on beginning.

In Christianity this tradition of contemplation, the prayer of the heart or ‘apophatic prayer’, became marginalised and often even sometimes suspect. But in recent times a major recovery of the contemplative dimension of  Christian faith -and prayer – has been happening. This is transforming the different faces of the Church and revealing the way the Gospel integrates the mystical and the social. Central to this process now is the rediscovery of how to pray in this dimension and at this depth: finding a practice of meditation in the Christian tradition. The World Community teaches a practice derived from the Gospel teaching of Jesus and the advice of early Christian monks. The Desert Fathers and Mothers teach a Christian spirituality of powerful relevance for those today who want to jive their discipleship to Jesus in a radical and simple way. more…
For information about the local Christian Meditation group, please call Fran Whittgens at 902-863-3546.
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