Monastic Meditation aims to achieve “shalom” peace which is the Hebrew word for holistic peace - of mind, body, soul, and spirit through incorporating mindfulness, silence, the Lectio Divina (Divine Word) and through engaging in “talking circle” – an opportunity to voluntarily share personal reflections that come as a result of the meditation.
Our mindful meditation practice consists primarily of deep breathing, relaxation and mindfulness. The Lectio Divina is a monastic practice from the 4th century which uses the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts as its basis and "talking circle" is drawn from the Judeo-Christian tradition of communing. This last element is unique in meditation practice as most practices are individual in nature and it is our experience that the reflections of others can significantly add value to our own time of meditation.
This session is followed by a light lunch.
Attendance is by a "pay as you feel".