All in Meditation/Contemplation
Learn the essential teachings to get started with your meditation practice, and find resources to support your daily discipline.
Rather than seeking to know about God through words, thoughts, and images, the meditator is seeking to experience God directly with the awareness of loving faith and God's indwelling presence.
Rev. Deborah Hart discusses how to practice Sacred Reading, or Lectio Divina, as Christian meditation practice.
Videos of a teaching from Fr. Thomas Ryan: "You are literally a walking tabernacle of God's divine presence."
On parenting and blowing bubbles as a meditation on joy...
Fr. Clooney's Yoga and Lent series concludes with a Holy Saturday reflection on samadhi (a state of concentration) alongside Jesus' death and resurrection.
When Patanjali writes of “holding” and “meditating,” he turns out to be offering us a gift, first regarding the practice – we learn to be moral, detached, to sit, breath, let go, attend, hold our gaze, just there – and then regarding the inner states of contemplation to which we aspire as Christians.
We might consider that an excellent Lenten practice, even for its last weeks, would be to sit, and breathe, and let that breathing dispel illusions about what and who we are.
Fr. Clooney shares a discussion on the 8 limbs of yoga and how they may be incorporated into our Lenten observances.
It is Lent once more, and as I’ve often done in the past, I will take up a theme that I will return to every now and then between now and Easter. ... This time I will focus on what the Yoga Sutras ask us to do...
Renee offers two meditations on waiting this advent season.
I don’t know how to sit.
I'm at a yoga retreat, and we finish every class with twenty minutes of meditation. Each sitting position I try results in searing back pain at about nine minutes. That’s eleven minutes of meditation on pain.
When the object of our meditation alone illumines us...
Passage meditation has helped deepen my intimacy with Christ and his Word, and continues to assist me in my slow, grace-led growth in holiness.
Yoga in the service of meditative prayer expresses a balance between the horizontal and vertical dimensions.