We are convinced that a regular practice of meditation lies at the core of an authentic Christian life. Described in the Bible and Christian tradition by various phrases such as “waiting on God”, “abiding in the secret place”, “the prayer of the heart”, “the cloud of unknowing”, this great practice is the essence of the Biblical recommendation to “be still and know that I am God” and Christ’s first teaching on prayer in Matthew 6:6 describing “prayer in secret”.
The Centering Prayer Practice
We focus on the practice of Centering Prayer, developed over the last decades by the late Father Thomas Keating, a Cistercian abbot, priest and monk and his colleagues drawing on numerous traditional sources and Biblical practices.
Other Meditation Practices
We also examine different Christian meditation techniques that support and enhance the Centering Prayer practice, or that could be practiced independently.
Inspiration to Prepare the Heart for Meditation
Finally, we provide snippets from various great leaders and mystics that serve as “sparks” to lift the heart in preparation for meditation times.