CHRISTIAN MEDITATION CLASSES
These classes will be helpful for anyone seeking a deeper spiritual life – especially anyone interested in exploring basic teaching on Christian meditation as a way to finding stillness and meaning in their life.
The practice is based on the teaching of the Benedictine Monk, John Main, who said – ‘The important aim in Christian meditation is to allow God’s mysterious and silent presence within us to become more and more not only a reality but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, everything we are.’
John Main’s work is carried on by the World Community for Christian Meditation and its Director FR LAURENCE FREEMAN OSB (www.wccm.org).
If you would be interested in learning more about the practice of Christian Meditation, come along to a class and find out more for yourself.
The course continues from Monday 13th January 2014 at The Navan Centre, Armagh – from 10.15a.m. to 11.15a.m. It will continue on alternate Mondays (i.e. twice per month). Cost £25 for 10 classes from January to June 2014. It is also possible to come along to a class occasionally and to pay £3 ‘drop-in’ fee.
DATES OF CLASSES
January 13, 27
February 10, 24
March 10, 24
April 7, 28
John Main said - “To learn to meditate you have to learn to be silent and not to be afraid of silence…. ..In meditation we cross the threshold from background noise into silence. This is vital for us because silence is necessary if the human spirit is to thrive and to be creative. Silence releases a creative response to life, to our environment and friends because it gives our spirit room to breathe, room to be. In silence we do not have to justify ourselves, apologise or impress anyone. Just be.”
(From Word Made Flesh by John Main, Medi Media, US, 1991.)