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MEDITATION GROUP

This group practices Christian contemplation and centering prayer.

We are meeting through Zoom until further notice.

Everyone is welcome! Feel free to join at any time.

Below are links to information on centering and contemplative prayer, as well as links to other resources, and guided meditations. You may use the resources for group or personal prayer.

We are currently meeting every morning at 7:30 am (for 15-20 minutes)

and also on Saturdays at 10:00 am (for one hour).

Feel free to come to any session as your schedule permits.

If you have any questions, please contact Larry at thomasecho@gmail.com

Zoom Link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7711962918

Meeting ID: 771-196-2918 Password: meditate

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love. It is there for each and every one of us."

                                                                                                                                           - Saint Therese

 

Centering Prayer Information

Lectio Divina Information

Recordings

 

Connection Beyond Distance read by Jane Jackson
00:00 / 13:55
Presence - TaraBrach
00:00 / 18:37
Vegan Butter Meditation
00:00 / 13:06
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Websites and Meditations

Ten Percent Happier has a Coronavirus Sanity Guide!

www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

Ten Percent Happier Podcast on Meditating

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ten-percent-happier-with-dan-harris/id1087147821?i=1000470165906

Guided Meditation for Times of Pandemic by Tara Brach

www.tarabrach.com/meditation-times-of-pandemic/

A Calming Visualization in a Time of Fear and Anxiety by Sheryl Paul

https://conscious-transitions.com/a-calming-visualization-in-a-time-of-fear-and-uncertainty/

The Mindful Movement, Meditations, Tips

www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w

The Center for Action and Contemplation

www.cac.org

Davidji - Series  of Meditations

https://davidjimeditationacademy.com/welcome-to-your-10-day-path-to-becoming-the-calm-amidst-the-chaos/?inf_contact_key=82cc02e67d48fd653f2ea6894427d2a1

The Chopra Center - Guided Meditations

https://chopra.com/articles/guided-meditations

Progressive Christianity

https://progressivechristianity.org/

Mindful Teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn

https://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/

 

App for Centering Prayer:​

www.contemplativeoutreach.org/centering-prayer-mobile-app

"Prayer is not just a formula of words, or a series of desires springing up in the heart - it is the orientation of our whole body, mind and spirit to God in silence, attention and adoration. All good meditative practice is a conversion of our entire self to God."

        

                                                                      - Thomas Merton

 

 

Holy Spirit,

Spirit of love,

Spirit of discipline,

In the silence

Come to us and bring us your peace;

Rest in us that we may be tranquil and still;

Speak to us as each heart needs to hear;

Reveal to us things hidden and things longed for;

Rejoice in us that we may praise and be glad;

Pray in us that we may be at one with you and with each other;

Refresh and renew us from your living springs of water.

Holy Spirit, dwell in us that your light may shine through us,

And that in our hearts you may find your homeliest home

And endless dwelling.

Amen.

                                                                         - Julian of Norwich