This group is for both people who currently have a silent spiritual practice such as meditation or Remembrance and those who would like to start such a practice. Most people I've spoken with say that the effect of doing spiritual practice in a group is much more profound than doing it alone. That's certainly my experience. We will meet weekly and do our practice for 45 minutes. People are welcome to stay when we end to ask questions or discuss their experience.
Most of you are at least a little familiar with meditation, but you many not have heard of Remembrance. It is my understanding that Remembrance is based on the Old Testament phrase "Remember My name in the night." In the Sufi tradition it can be used in many ways, but the foundational way is simply as a practice that one does, preferably for at least an hour.
For those who are interested in learning this very deep and profound form of prayer, I will be teaching it before each meeting (see separate listing). If you don't know Remembrance or if you feel like you need a refresher, please come as there will be no teaching during the practice time.
There is no commitment for this group--you can come once, every time or only occasionally. I would very much appreciate the courtesy of registration if you plan to attend and cancelling your registration if you change your mind. Also, for purposes of creating a safe and holy container for everyone present, please plan to arrive before 7:15 so that we can start promptly at 7:15 and plan to stay until we end at 8 and leave the room only if it is absolutely necessary. If you think this might be a problem for you, please call me in advance so that we can discuss it.