Christian Meditation During Advent

"Let the truth be in your hearts, as it will be if you practice meditation, and you will see clearly what love we are bound to have for our neighbors."

Teresa of Avila

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, November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 12:00 - 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 your existing practice of meditation.  A pattern of sitting and walking meditations, teaching, mindful movements, and chanting offer an experience of prayer and silence.


8:30am – Registration
8:45am – Introduction

9:00am – Sitting Meditation
9:25am – Walking Meditation

9:35am – Teaching

10:15am – Walking Meditation
10:25am – Sitting Meditation
10:50am – Walking Meditation
11:00am – Sitting Meditation
11:25am – Walking Meditation
11:35am – Chanting

12:00pm – Lunch
12:30pm – Free Time

1:00pm – Sitting Meditation
1:25pm – Mindful Movements

1:40pm – Sitting Meditation
2:05pm – Walking Meditation
2:20pm – Sitting Meditation

2:45pm – Chanting
3:05pm - Closing

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Please plan to stay for entire day

This event has been postponed. Check back for further details.


Susan Oeffling, CSJ, spiritual director has master’s degrees in theology and counseling and spiritual direction training from the Center for Spiritual Guidance. Deborah Chernick studies the history of Christian contemplative prayer and serves on the board of the Trust for the Meditation Process. Both facilitators have practiced meditation for many years.