A gathering of people interested in a disciplined meditation/contemplation practice.
The sessions are led by Rev. Gene, who has studied and practiced Christian Monastic Contemplation, Mindfulness, Mahamudra and Dzogchen. The group session consist of questions, a teaching and a practice. Individuals for whom the scheduled time is inconvenient, may schedule a private session. Sessions typically are held in the LRBC sanctuary.
Group session starts at 7:00 pm. Rev. Gene is available by appointment for individual meetings before the session or at another mutually convenient time.
The upcoming meeting schedule is:
- Monday, April 9 - 7:00 pm**
- Tuesday, April 17th - 7:00 pm***
- Tuesday, May 1st - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday, June 5th - 7:00 pm
**Introduction to Meditation for Beginners.
An introduction to meditation for those who are interested or just curious. There will be an explanation of different styles of meditation including mindfulness, mahamudra, dzogchen, centering prayer and bible centered meditation. The session will conclude with a guided concentration practice. In meditation we learn to wait with compassion and patience until we are graced by love with a deeper realization of oneness with the groundless ground of being.
A contemporary Christian style of prayer. Rooted in monasticism it flows from the classic tradition of Christian contemplative practice. This style of prayer has been brought into current attention by Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O, Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. & Episcopal Priest Cynthia Bourgeault. It is the foundation practice for non-dual Christianity.
All are welcome!
If you have a practice, are just starting a practice or simply interested in learning more about meditation, please join us. There is no charge associated with the session. We appreciate the the blessing of your presence. If you have an established practice and simply wish to join us, we would love to have you sit with us.
Disciplined meditation leads to a changed consciousness and a transformation known as awakening. Meditation practice helps put us in touch with being grounded in basic goodness. This spiritual journey takes us to an increasing sense of openness and freedom with fewer reactive tendencies. This leads us to have an increased attitude of compassion for others.
For more information please contact Rev. Gene Dyszlewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-345- 7291.