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.


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 & walking meditation, and a second 25-minute sitting meditation for those who wish for an extended time of prayer.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 to 8:15 pm (includes both meditation periods)

No cost; registration not required


Tuesday Evening Meditation

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

WHEN: Tuesdays, March 11 to April 15, 7:00 to 7:40 pm

No cost; registration not required


Saturday Morning Meditation

These meditation sessions will include a short reading from Cynthia Bourgeault’s The Wisdom Jesus, two 25-minute sitting meditations, and walking meditation.  Come for one or all Saturdays.

WHEN: Saturdays, March 8, 15, & 29, April 5 & 12, 9:00 to 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.

WHEN: Saturday, March 22, 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Please plan to stay for entire day

COST: $40.00, includes lunch

Limited to 25 participants


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 19, 9:00 to 10:15 am

No cost; registration not required

 


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.