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We are a group of seekers coming from varied traditions and belief systems seeking to deepen our journeys through contemplative spiritual practice.  Centered in the mid-Hudson Valley in the state of New York, we gather periodically in private homes for mindfulness practice, centering prayer, and stimulating conversation.  

Some of our friends are actively involved in church or faith traditions while others are happily unaffiliated.  A number come from wounded religious backgrounds or have unknowingly become victims of the culture wars over equality, justice, or gender issues.  Whatever the case, we like to honor one another in our most authentic and heretical thoughts, creating a space that is safe for exploration, discovery, and enlightenment.  


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Recent Meetups

  • Nov 8, 2015 · 5:00 PM

    Contemplative Gathering

    6 Members

    We'll be gathering at Lake Katrine in the Town of Ulster for a time of conversation and centering, including a Lectio Divina led by John Speers. Bring a dish to share if... Learn more

  • Jul 12, 2015 · 5:00 PM

    Contemplative Gathering/Meal

    2 Members

    Join us this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. for a time of meditation, worship and the sharing of insights. The Rev. Freeman Palmer, Associate Conference Minister for Congregational... Learn more

  • Apr 5, 2015 · 5:00 PM

    Easter Celebration!

    3 Members

    Join us at 5:00 p.m. Sunday for a celebration of new life, new birth and awakening! We will gather first for a time of worship, followed by a common meal with communion.... Learn more

  • Nov 2, 2014 · 5:00 PM

    Contemplative Worship

    3 Members

    Join us this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. for a time of meditation and mindfulness, and this week in observance of "All Saints" we will honor with our thankfulness those who have... Learn more

  • Oct 19, 2014 · 5:00 PM

    Contemplative Worship

    4 Members

    "Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence... Learn more

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