Meditation Offerings During Lent 2015


Lent is a time of preparation. Through prayer and fasting, we ready ourselves to enter into the celebration of the central Christian mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Wisdom Ways offers varied ways to move toward the transforming experience of this sacred event.


Ash Wednesday Meditation

Enter into the season of Lent by gathering with others for contemplative prayer.  The evening includes a short reading, a 25-minute sitting meditation and walking meditation, followed by a second 25-minute sitting meditation for those who wish an extended time of prayer.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 - 8:15 pm (includes both meditation periods)

No cost; registration not required


Tuesday Morning Meditation (New)

These weekly meditation sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. 

WHEN: Tuesdays, February 24 -  March 31, 11:00 - 11:40 am

No cost; registration not required


Tuesday Evening Meditation

These weekly meditation sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. 

WHEN: Tuesdays, February 24 -  March 31,  7:00 - 7:40 pm

No cost; registration not required


Saturday Morning Meditation

These meditation sessions include a reading from Christian Mystics, two 25-minute sitting meditations, and walking meditation.  Come for one or all Saturdays. 

WHEN: Saturdays, February 21, March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9:00 - 10:15 am

No cost; registration not required


Day of Contemplative Prayer

A Lenten day of contemplative prayer provides a more extended and focused time to deepen our existing practice of meditation.  On this day, a pattern of sitting and walking meditations, teachings, mindful movements, and chanting will offer an experience of prayer and silence.  Limited to 25 participants.

WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Please plan to stay for entire day

COST: $40.00, includes lunch

*Registration for this event is closed. 

Holy Saturday Meditation

Enter into the emptiness of Holy Saturday. The time of prayer includes a short reading, two 25-minute sitting meditations, and walking meditation.

WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 9:00 - 10:15 am

No cost; registration not required

 

 


Facilitators:

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.

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