Meditation & Prayer Groups

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

 

Mindfulness Meditation

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

 

Wellness Wednesday Lunch-Hour Meditation

On the second Wednesday of each month, we invite you to take a sacred pause in your day and join us for silent meditation in community.

Readings and guided imagery will also be offered.

Carl McQueary
Second Wednesday of each month: May 12, Jun 8 12noon – 1pm

 

Healing the Blind Spot of Leadership Through Contemplative Practice

Wisdom teachers and thought leaders such as Otto Scharmer, Cynthia Bourgeault, Parker Palmer, Marc Lesser and Richard Rohr all say that some amount of time spent in silence each day is absolutely necessary if we are to work and lead from our Source or True Self.

Join Patty Speier, Seton Cove Executive Director and founder of the Institute for Soul-Centered Leadership and Elizabeth Ann Gates, Leadership Consultant in this weekly meditation group as we support each other in holding the space for discussion of transformative leadership practices and 30 minutes of silent meditation.

Patricia Speier, Dmin & Elizabeth Ann Gates
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm

 

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

 

Details

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.