Diocese of Portsmouth

Introduction to Christian Meditation

Start date
10 Oct 2023, 10 a.m.
End date
21 Nov 2023, 6 p.m.
St Peter’s Church, Church Path, The Square, Petersfield GU32 3HS

Meditation is an ancient form of prayer. Its aim is to bring the distracted mind to silence and stillness, and rest in the presence of God. Even in our modern busy lives this is possible.

We invite you to come along and try this form of prayer which is simple and peaceful.

The introductory 6-week course provides an opportunity to experience the practice of Christian Meditation in a small group, to learn about its origins, and to discover its relevance as a form of prayer for the contemporary world. Each session will last about an hour, including a talk, 20 minutes of silence for meditation, and questions. It is a friendly silence!

  • St Peter’s Church, Petersfield
  • Tuesdays at 10am and also at 6pm, beginning on 10th October

Admission is free; for more information contact Rev Helen Mitchell.

Course sessions

  • Session 1
    “Be Still and know that I am God”
    How to Meditate, the basic teaching.
  • Session 2
    “The Prayer of the Heart”
    Meditation as Christian Prayer.
  • Session 3
    “The Tree full of Monkeys”
    Distractions and other problems.
  • Session 4
    “The Way of the Pilgrim”
    The history of the tradition.
  • Session 5
    “By their fruits you will know them”
    The fruits of meditation.
  • Session 6
    “Maranatha: Come, Lord Jesus”
    The life of John Main, and the story of WCCM.

St Peter's Petersfield

St Peter's Church, Church Path, The Square Petersfield, GU32 3HS

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