Silent Meditation is the inner prayer of the heart where we are simply being with God who is in us in the Holy Spirit whom Jesus has given us. The prayer of the heart is essentially the prayer of faith. In silence we humbly accept that God knows our needs, we trust in his love which created us, and persevere with the knowledge that his love will eventually complete us.
We meditate in a group in order to share the simple silence and stillness that connects us all to the common source of life, bringing the members - and those whose lives they are involved in - closer to the peace we need to flourish as human beings. We meet weekly to meditate together and support each other in our personal daily practice.
We are a Christian based group open to all denominations and welcome all who seek to deepen their relationship with the Lord our God.
"Meditation is a universal practice that leads beyond words, images and thoughts into that faith-filled and presence-filled emptiness, the poverty of spirit, that we call the silence of God. What is particularly Christian about it is the awareness that by faith it takes us directly into the prayer of Jesus himself. This means it leads us into a transformative discovery of his indwelling presence: ‘Christ in you.’When we share in the human consciousness of Jesus, who is simultaneously open to each of us and to God, we begin to be more truly open to one another. We can create and experience the evolving union of persons that we call community. As the fruits of the Spirit appear – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, fidelity, gentleness, and self-control – so also does the grace of recognizing Jesus in our deeper selves and in one another."
- Laurence Freeman OSB, A Pearl of Great Price
“Let the truth be in your hearts, as it will be if you practice meditation, and you will see clearly what love we are bound to have for our neighbors.”
- St. Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection
We meet Friday mornings in the Spirituality Center, St. Joseph’s Chapel. Please use Pacific Avenue entrance.
11:15 – 11:30am Time for Questions/Instructions
11:30 – 11:55am Silent Meditation
11:55 – 12:00pm Closing Prayer