Christian Meditation Teaching Sessions
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
John Main, a twentieth century Benedictine Monk, reintroduced spiritual seekers to the rich Christian tradition of meditation. We will explore his teachings on meditation as a way of contemplative prayer, its roots in the Christian tradition, the practice of meditation, its stages, and its power to compel us beyond our place of prayer to compassionate action in the world. Each session will include presentations, discussion, and times of meditation together.
WHEN: UPDATED Time - Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
COST: $45.00, includes lunch
The Roots of Meditation in the Christian Tradition
Wednesday, November 6, 10:00 - 11:30 am or
Wednesday, November 20 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Come explore the roots of meditation (contemplative prayer) in the Christian tradition beginning with contemporaries John Main and Thomas Keating and going back to the Cloud of Unknowing, the desert fathers and mothers, and the words of Jesus.
The session will include a time of meditation and is offered twice so you may choose one that is convenient for you.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 10:00 – 11:30 am & Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Choose one: Both the same session)
COST: Donation, RSVP
Deborah Chernick, a CSJ consociate, has studied and practiced meditation for many years and 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. With master’s degrees in theology and counseling, she completed her education as a spiritual director through the Center for Spiritual Guidance.