Centering Meditation

Centering Meditation teaches us to access the healing silence that is always available during our busy, stressful lives. It is a receptive, deep method of silent meditation that uses a chosen “sacred word” in order to bring us into a more serene state of mind where we are less identified with the thoughts, feelings, sensations, and emotions that typically flood our consciousness, causing us to feel distracted, stressed out, and overwhelmed.

Date/Time

Thursday, November 6, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location

Wellness Center, Murray Herrick room 355


Cost



Centering Meditation enables us to come into contact with the center of our being, in which we recognize our inherent human goodness and dignity, and we are no longer identified with our accomplishments and failures.  Centering Meditation prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation, in which we experience the very ground of our being (God, a Higher Power, or the divine presence) within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.

Our weekly Centering Meditation group will combine time for exploring the foundational teachings and methods of Centering Meditation, as well as time to practice together each week for approximately 45 minutes. No prior experience is necessary and participants are encouraged to join us weekly or to drop in whenever their schedule allows. No religious affiliation is required, though many find that Centering Meditation deepens their understanding of and commitment to a specific faith tradition.

To learn more about centering meditation, please visit the Contemplative Outreach website.

Facilitator: Dr. Tom Bushlack
Contact: tjbushlack@stthomas.edu