Christian Meditation: Learn the Basics
If you google "meditation", the first series of pages that come up will tell you how good meditation is for anxiety and fear. The next series of pages will quickly link you to eastern religions and lead you to believe that this is a practice that isn't closely tied to our Christian faith. While we can always learn from our siblings of other faiths, meditation is also an ancient part of our tradition and heritage.
It's true that meditation can have tremendously positive effects on our physical and mental health. And it can serve as the door if we are seeking the presence of God. Join us for a 4 part series as we explore the basics of Christian meditation. You'll have a chance to read, learn, and begin to practice.
We'll read James Finley's book, Christian Meditation, which is available on amazon and kindle. This book is accessible if you're a beginner and have never thought about meditation as a real piece of your life before. And if you're not a beginner, but a serious seeker, you'll enjoy the jewels of Finley's own faith and experience. And at the end of the series, we'll explore a few other teachers and practices along with next steps.
Please note the change in dates!
Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm
- June 11th, Chapters 1-3
- June 18th, Chapters 4-6
- June 25th, Chapters 7-10
- July 2nd, Chapters 11-14; for this session we'll finish the reading and you're invited to start practicing (if you haven't already!). At our last session we'll talk through your experience, challenges, and successes together along with any practicalities we haven't touched on yet.