Advent Meditation Offerings

Advent is a time of waiting.  We wait for the celebration of Christmas, the feast of the incarnation of God in Jesus. We wait for that time when God will be all in all.  And in between, we contemplate the mystery of the Divine here and now, God present in all that is, sustaining all in life and love, manifesting in all, in us.  Wisdom Ways offers two contemplative experiences to enliven our waiting.

Tuesday Noonday Meditation

During Advent, noonday meditation will be offered in addition to the regular Tuesday evening meditation.  The weekly meditation session will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation.

WHEN: Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15, and 22, 12:00 noon - 12:40 pm

No cost; registration not required

Day of Contemplative Prayer

This day of contemplative prayer provides a more extended and focused time to deepen our existing practice of meditation.  A pattern of sitting and walking meditations, a  teaching, mindful movements, and chanting offer an experience of prayer and silence.  Please plan to attend the entire day.  Limited to 25 participants.

WHEN: Saturday, December 19, 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Please plan to attend the entire day.

COST: $40.00, includes lunch


Deborah Chernick studies the history of Christian contemplative prayer, and serves on the board of The Trust for the Meditation Process.

Susan Oeffling, CSJ
, spiritual director, has master's degrees in theology and counseling, and spiritual direction training from the Center for Spiritual Guidance.

Both facilitators have practiced meditation for many years.