Prayer and Meditation Gatherings
These contemplative gatherings are designed to offer you space and time for prayer and meditation. "Beginners" (we are all beginners!) and those on all spiritual paths are welcome. Registration is not required. Please drop by as your schedule allows. Groups meet at the Journey Center and are free of charge, unless otherwise noted.
*Sometimes gatherings are cancelled due to holidays or vacations. Please check our calendar for any cancellations before coming to a gathering.
Journey Home Week Begins - A Candlelight Contemplative Healing Prayer Gathering
Sunday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
We begin Journey Home Week with this deeply peaceful and reflective gathering. It is an opportunity to prepare for the retreat week ahead, quieting our minds and bodies, discovering what it is that we are longing for, and opening our hearts to the Spirit. Healing prayer will be available. More>
Journey Home Week - Prayer/Meditation Gatherings
Monday, September 28–Friday, October 2
Throughout the week, workshops and prayer/meditation groups will be offered at various times- both daytime and evening. See the schedule on the prayer/meditation gatherings poster. You are invited to choose the gatherings that will best support you on your journey home to your own true heart and the heart of God. More>
Journey Home Week - An Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Thursday, October 1 (6:30-8:00 p.m.)
Join Dick Meyer, spiritual director, for this introduction to the contemplative practice of Centering Prayer. In addition to learning about this approach to a deeper connection with the Holy, the workshop will include an opportunity to experience the practice. More>
Centering Prayer Groups
Mondays, Noon - 1 p.m. (Not meeting September 7)
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Not meeting November 26)
A time of prayer and contemplation in which we practice a Christ-centered form of meditation. Beginners and people on all silent meditation paths are welcome. More>
A Quiet Place
Wednesdays, Noon to 1 p.m.
Our lives can be so busy and noisy! Right in the middle of the week, we offer a safe and peaceful space for those who want to slow down, catch their breath and reconnect with their own heart and the heart of God in a quiet and contemplative setting. “A Quiet Place” is a special weekly gathering offering music, prayer and meditation. More>
Weekly Contemplative Prayer/Meditation Group in Sebastopol
Centering Prayer and the Prayer of the Imagination
Wednesdays, Noon-1 p.m.
You are invited to come and encounter Christ in silence, in contemplation and in the imagination, as we practice Christ-centered forms of meditation. Beginners and people on all meditation paths welcome. More>
Imaginative Prayer: Encountering Christ in the Gospels
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
You are invited to come and encounter Christ in the gospel stories of His life using the gift of your God-given imagination. This weekly gathering offers a guided prayer/meditation time in which the events of the life of Christ become present and personal, allowing us a direct experience of the love of God. More>