People often ask if it is better to meditate alone or in a group. In fact, they are like the two sides of a coin. Meditation is solitary in the sense that I can’t meditate for you and you can’t meditate for me. But people can and want to meditate with others. Meditation groups can be a way into the deeper experience and meaning of meditation by connecting personal experience to community. In a group each person both gives and receives encouragement. ‘It is giving that we receive’. Due to Covid, meditation groups have been forming on line globally.
Seeds of Silence hosts two on line meditations spaces for silence-based prayer.
Every Monday: Lunchtime Silence Space, 1-1.40pm.
Every first and third Monday of the month: Evening Silence Space, 6-6.40pm.
We hear a short reflection from a contemporary version of the Psalms, then spend 25 minutes in shared silence before a closing reading. Those who gather have a variety of practices of silence: we do not come from just one tradition.
Evening Centering Prayer Group
Min-Fri 8.30-9pm, led by Sr Anne Dunne, House of Prayer
All are welcome to join in this Centering Prayer Group each evening of the week. Please join in silence and stay on 'mute'. There will be a few short lines of a Psalm, Scripture, or other spiritual writing followed by silence for 25 minutes.
WCCM On line meditation groups
Online groups have multiplied considerably during Covid. It is easy to find a WCCM 'Christian Meditation' group in your own language and time zone to share in times of meditation, develop your practice and find support with other meditators from this mantra-based tradition.
Most meditation groups are run at no charge.
The Meditation Chapel:
(primary on line meditation for Centering Prayer)
In this on line meditation chapel you can meet together with people from all over the world for regular meditation at a time that's convenient to you.
There are groups whose practice of silence is based in the WCCM 'Christian Meditation' teaching, or Centering Prayer practices and 'Jesus Prayer' groups as well as meditation spaces from different faith traditions.