Meditation Offerings During Lent
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.
Tuesday Evening Meditation
Our weekly meditation sessions will include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Registration is not required and sessions are free of charge.
WHEN: Tuesdays, February 19 through March 26, 7:00pm to 7:40pm
Saturday Morning Meditation
These meditation sessions will include a short reading from Martin Laird’s books, Into the Silent Land and A Sunlit Absence, two 25-minute sitting meditations and walking meditation. Come for one or all Saturdays. Registration is not required and sessions are free of charge.
WHEN: Saturdays, February 16 and 23, March 2, 9, and 23, 9:00am to 10:15am
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, March 16, 8:30am to 3:15pm
COST: $40.00 (includes lunch)
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. Registration is not required and the session is free of charge.
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 9:00 to 10:15am
Facilitators: Deborah Chernick, a CSJ consociate and longtime meditation practitioner, is on the board of the Trust for the Meditation Process. She is a financial management consultant for nonprofits. Susan Oeffling, CSJ, a spiritual director and group facilitator, has practiced meditation for years. She has master’s degrees in theology and counseling and spiritual direction training from the Center for Spiritual Guidance.