What we're about

SOUL Community is a blossoming spiritual community in Columbia, Maryland. Our goal is to create a refuge for those who long for the community of church but without the limitations and dogma often found within. We are an interfaith community seeking awakening, practicing love, and lifting each other higher and higher. We welcome YOU to be a part of it!

Visit our website at http://soulcommunitychurch.org

Visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/soulcommunitychurch

Join our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/9Z-Uv

We also host a monthly meditation in Columbia which you can find here: https://www.meetup.com/Ellicott-City-Columbia-Maryland-Meditation/

We have a strong foundation in mindfulness meditation practices and while meditation is rooted in Buddhist philosophy, you do not need to identify as Buddhist, or anything at all for that matter! We have members who have active religious lives, and many others who have been turned off by the dogma of religion. The techniques of mindfulness and insight meditation that we practice are applicable to all of life so we invite you to come see for yourself what meditation is all about!

Beginners and experienced meditation practitioners are welcome.

About the Senior Minister:

Laura Cannon has been leading meditation groups for over a decade. She has taken refuge in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from her teacher, Lama Surya Das. She is also working towards completing a two-year mindfulness meditation teacher certification program, taught by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Laura has been practicing meditation for nearly 20 years and has had the great privilege to study with many great teachers such as Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle, Sogyal Rinpoche, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, Pat Coffey, Cheri Maples, Ronya Banks and many others.

Laura is the author of The Conscious Entrepreneur: A Guide to Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Freedom, and Happiness. She embodies the teachings of mindfulness in all her endeavors and particularly enjoys applying timeless spirituality to business. When she is not meditating, actually while she is meditating, she is also a full-time entrepreneur who runs several successful businesses. She also passionate about expanded consciousness and dying well and earned her Master’s degree from Hood College in Human Science, specializing in Thanatology.

Laura is an ordained non-denominational minister and is the founder and Senior Minister of Soul Community Church. When she is not marrying couples, performing funerals and baptisms, and ministering to practitioners, she is living her best #momlife. She loves to recharge by spending quality time with her family and her very sweet Bengal kitty, The Dahli Lana.

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Soul Community Sunday Satsang

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If you are seeking some time to nourish your soul, to be in stillness within yourself, and to connect with like minded souls in an inclusive community we invite you to join us. We will enjoy a guided and silent meditation together, music, and sharing around different topics at each gathering. Unfortunately at this time we will not be offering a children's program but if you have a child who would like to sit with us in silence during meditation they are certainly welcome to attend. If you're wondering what a Satsang is... "Satsang is a Sanskrit word that means "gathering together for the truth" or, more simply, "being with the truth." Truth is what is real, what exists. So all there is, is Truth. Whenever something increases your experience of the Truth, it opens your Heart and quiets your mind. Conversely, whenever something,. such as a thought, fear, or judgment, limits or narrows your experience of the Truth, the Heart contracts and the mind gets busier. We are all equally endowed with this capacity to discriminate the Truth. Thus, the true teacher, or satguru, is within you, and satsang, or being with the Truth, is endless. You have always been here in the embrace of your true nature as aware, loving space. You have always been in satsang." Join us as we explore this space together and alone. To learn more about our community, please visit: http://soulcommunitychurch.org/ For up to date information please join our mailing list here: http://soulcommunitychurch.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=5798e9238d04393192f587b97&id=03aada0490

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Soul Community Sunday Satsang

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