Meditation

Meditation is a universal spiritual practice.

Through the simple method of silence, stillness and emptying our minds, meditation allows us to be peaceful and to create a space where we can simply rest in the presence of God who gives us life.

Meditation is a method of training our minds to become more peaceful – freeing ourselves from any worries and concerns and enabling us to focus on allowing God’s love to flow through us.

According to John Maine OSB

‘The all important aim of Christian meditation is to allow God’s mysterious and silent presence within us to become more and more not only a reality but THE reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do and to everything we are.’

There are a number of meditation activities at the Centre each with their own characteristics. For example Monday Meditation at the Centre is a coming together for an hour in a group setting, to let go of all that is going on in our lives and to allow ourselves to be more present to God in ourselves and others.

The following thoughts are from people who meditate with this group on a regular basis:-

‘Life is busy and noisy. Meditation for me, is a quiet space that helps me to let go, even for a short time, the pressures of the day. It enables me to sit in the silence with gratitude for the blessings of the day. By slowing the mind, being calm in the peace and quiet, meditation guides me into a deeper life with God. I feel nourished by what the leader offers and by the meditation session.’

‘In meditation I experience a sense of journeying to the core of my being….to the source of love and all that is life giving, which is God.’

The meditation sessions are led by a member of the group. The leader may offer thoughts, reflections or music as a means of creating the space where we can be calm and still.

It is humbling to share with each other and to appreciate the ideas that people have that may help us to deepen our experience in meditation.

All group members are invited to lead the sessions on a voluntary rota basis.

New meditators are always very welcome to join the group.

If you want to get specific information about a particular group then goto any of their events on the Upcoming Sessions list below and complete the enquiry form for the event.

Please use the form below if you want more general information about meditation at the Centre.

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Upcoming sessions

Jan
20
Mon
2020
Monday Meditation
Jan 20 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Meditation

Through the simple method of silence, stillness and emptying our minds, meditation allows us to be peaceful and to create a space where we can simply rest in the presence of God who gives us life.

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Jan
21
Tue
2020
Zen Buddhist Practice Group
Jan 21 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Zen Buddhist Practice Group @ Xaverian Mission Spirituality Center | Fulwood | England | United Kingdom

The Zen Buddhist Practice group normally meets every first and third Tuesday evening 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Xaverian Mission Spirituality Centre in Preston.

On Saturday 21st March 2020 we are having a full day of practice ( a mini retreat day) Do ask if you want to join us? Everyone is welcome. Further details can be sent out by email.

On the 5th May we will be on retreat ( let us know if you wish to join us) – there will be no regular practice meeting.

Our Preston group is called Nothing Extra. Nothing Missing is our big sister group in Lancaster. Follow the link to Nothing Missing to read about practice form, our guiding teacher and more.

All are welcome. We look forward to sharing time and space with whoever wishes to join us.

For more information please contact Lynne Moore using the form below.

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Jan
27
Mon
2020
Monday Meditation
Jan 27 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Meditation

Through the simple method of silence, stillness and emptying our minds, meditation allows us to be peaceful and to create a space where we can simply rest in the presence of God who gives us life.

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Jan
28
Tue
2020
Zen Buddhist Practice Group: Community Gathering
Jan 28 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Zen Buddhist Practice Group: Community Gathering @ Xaverian Mission Spirituality Center | Fulwood | England | United Kingdom

The Zen Buddhist Practice group is having a Community Gathering.  All are welcome to come along and join in.

Our Preston group is called Nothing Extra. Nothing Missing is our big sister group in Lancaster. Follow the link to Nothing Missing to read about practice form, our guiding teacher and more.

All are welcome. We look forward to sharing time and space with whoever wishes to join us.

For more information please contact Lynne Moore using the form below.

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Feb
3
Mon
2020
Monday Meditation
Feb 3 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Meditation

Through the simple method of silence, stillness and emptying our minds, meditation allows us to be peaceful and to create a space where we can simply rest in the presence of God who gives us life.

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Feb
4
Tue
2020
Zen Buddhist Practice Group
Feb 4 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Zen Buddhist Practice Group @ Xaverian Mission Spirituality Center | Fulwood | England | United Kingdom

The Zen Buddhist Practice group normally meets every first and third Tuesday evening 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Xaverian Mission Spirituality Centre in Preston.

On Saturday 21st March 2020 we are having a full day of practice ( a mini retreat day) Do ask if you want to join us? Everyone is welcome. Further details can be sent out by email.

On the 5th May we will be on retreat ( let us know if you wish to join us) – there will be no regular practice meeting.

Our Preston group is called Nothing Extra. Nothing Missing is our big sister group in Lancaster. Follow the link to Nothing Missing to read about practice form, our guiding teacher and more.

All are welcome. We look forward to sharing time and space with whoever wishes to join us.

For more information please contact Lynne Moore using the form below.

Our Privacy Policy