Meditation & Prayer Groups
Awakening Your Heart: Healing the World
"Virtually every spiritual tradition that holds a vision of human transformation at its heart also claims that a practice of intentional silence is a non-negotiable. Period. You just have to do it... there is a universal affirmation that this form of spiritual practice is essential to spiritual awakening." – Cynthia Bourgeault
The Seton Cove offers five opportunities a week for the practice of intentional silence. In these groups we sit together not only to awaken and heal our own hearts, but also to help heal the world. There is a power and grace present when we sit together. At times we all feel helpless in the face of the pain and suffering present in our world; sitting in contemplative silence is one thing that we can do together to bring about change.
Open Mind, Open Heart
Contemplative prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to experience God's presence within. According to Fr. Thomas Keating, "Our way of seeing reality changes in this process, and a restructuring of consciousness takes place which empowers us to perceive, relate, and respond with increasing sensitivity to the Divine presence in, through, and beyond everything that exists." This dynamic process evolves not by hard work or strategy, but rather by simply being present, making ourselves available to God, and allowing the love relationship to blossom.
Please join us for 30 minutes of contemplative prayer/meditation, as well as reflective reading, discussion, and support. Beginners welcome.
Will Fiorello, MA
Thursdays, 5:45p.m. - 6:45p.m.
Zen Meditation Group
People of many faiths have utilized Zen meditation techniques to deepen their relationship with their own religious tradition. Join us for a one-hour practice and discussion period that will draw upon a variety of texts and techniques. Beginners are encouraged to attend.
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, 9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Join us for 30 minutes of silent prayer and meditation and 30 minutes of shared reflection.
Fridays, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
No pre-registration is required for morning meditation and prayer. The above groups meet in the Meditation Room at Seton Cove, unless otherwise noted above. Our Meditation Room is located in the small building behind our main building. This is easily accessible by passing through the gate by our main building front door and following the sidewalk around to the back building.
The Seton Cove offers these prayer and meditation groups as a service to the community. Donations are welcomed.