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.
Centering Prayer Groups
Mondays, Noon - 12:45 p.m.
(Not meeting December 26, January 2, 16, February 20)
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Not meeting December 22, 29)
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>
Imaginative Prayer: Encountering Christ in the Gospels
In December: Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Not meeting December 27)
New day/time in 2017: Thursdays, beginning January 5, Noon – 1:00 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>
Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (not meeting during the winter quarter)
We gather to begin the week in quiet prayer and meditation. We enjoy times of silence as well as a guided prayer time known as lectio divina (Latin for “sacred, holy reading”)…an ancient spiritual practice that helps us listen to the voice of the Spirit speaking into our lives today. More>
Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
Wednesday evenings, beginning January 4, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
We gather each week and begin with Centering Prayer, a receptive method of silent prayer that opens and prepares us to experience God’s presence and transforming love within us. Following this Christ-centered form of meditation, we embrace the ancient art of praying the Scriptures known as Lectio Divina. In Lectio Divina, we listen with the “ear of the heart” with the aim of nourishing and deepening our relationship with the Holy One. Both beginners and experienced practitioners will find this time supportive and deepening. More>
Weekly Contemplative Prayer/Meditation Group in Sebastopol
Centering Prayer and the Prayer of the Imagination
Wednesdays, Noon-1 p.m. (Not meeting December 21 and 28)
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>