The Seton Cove offers four weekly, and one monthly, no-cost meditation and prayer groups.
In our practices of intentional silence, 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.
“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
Effortless Mindfulness Lunch-Hour Meditation
In effortless mindfulness, we let go in order to open to an awareness that is naturally awake. Effortless mindfulness is founded upon the promise that the awakeness we are seeking is already here within us. Awakening is here now.
Please join us as we glimpse the Luminous Presence, discuss with, and support one another.
Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Will Boesl, BA
Wednesdays, 12 – 1pm
Open Mind, Open Heart–Contemplative Prayer
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 20 minutes of contemplative prayer/meditation, as well as reflective reading, discussion, and support. Beginners welcome.
Facilitator: Daniel Hope, MA
Thursdays, 9 – 10am
Contemplative Presence and Prayer in the Time of COVID- 19
During this time of uncertainty we need our meditation groups more than ever.
We need the comforting presence of each other. While we must practice physical distancing we can practice social presencing by coming together online for a brief reading and the practice of lectio divina, concluding with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer every Friday morning at 9:00am. Please join us.
Facilitator: Patty Speier, DMin, Daniel Hope, MA, & Will Boesl, BA
Fridays, 9 – 10am
People of many faiths have utilized meditation techniques to deepen their relationship with their own religious tradition.
Join us for any of three sessions of practice followed by a discussion period that will draw upon a variety of texts and traditions. Beginners are encouraged to attend.
Ginny Agnew, MSLS, JD
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30am
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30am & 9:30– 10:30am
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. You can locate our Meditation Room in the small building behind the main Seton Cove 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.