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Reflections on Mysticism
September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
During these evenings of Reflections on Mysticism, we begin with a twenty-minute guided meditation session followed by a ten-minute walking meditation and then a further twenty-minute silent meditation. This practice is followed by discussion on Mysticism across Western and Eastern traditions. While ‘Mysticism for Modern Times’ & ‘Eternal Wisdom’ by Willigis Jaeger* remain the principal source of inspiration other valuable texts are also explored.
“Only the still pool reflects the stars” Zen
The value of these evenings lies in the power of meditation within a group setting. The experience reaches far beyond the intellect and human knowledge. Recent scientific research has proven the universal value of this ancient wisdom that we try to espouse.
‘As we recover more and more of the ancient contemplative traditions, we are finding immense similarities in goal, practice, and effects. At the mystical level, we are seemingly talking about the same experience, despite our different vocabularies and styles’ Richard Rohr
*Willigis Jaeger is a Benedictine and Zen master & Director of Benedictushof, Wurzburg, Germany.
Facilitated by Ann McGovern & Marie-Andre Horsthemke