The Meditatio Centre which opened in St Mark's, Myddleton Square, Islington last year has begun a new programme of daily meetings, workshops, course and retreats.
Among the regular events there is a daily meditation group (all welcome) and sessions for children.
Other events through the week are: 'A Moment of Calm' – Drop in Open
Mornings; 'Meditation in a Time of Loss'; Roots of Christian Mysticism
and Creative Silence. There is also a monthly 'Living with the Mystics'
The Meditatio website explains: 'More and more people are waking up
today to the simple - but strangely elusive - truth of the 'spiritual
life'. They see that this is not about cultivating a private area of
peace and beauty dedicated only to self-improvement. We don’t have
'spiritual lives' - we have lives. And if our lives are to have deep
meaning, they must be open to the spirit of life itself. This spirit is
not elsewhere; it is within us, between us and reveals itself to us
through all the details of our daily existence, where we work, where we
learn, where we play.'
'At the heart of everything we offer at The Meditatio Centre is the
embodied practice of meditation. This way of contemplative silence as we
teach it is rooted in the teaching of Jesus on prayer and by the
tradition that put it into practice. In meditation we set aside all
thoughts, words and images – including thinking about ourselves. As we
learn to live from the silent dynamic centre which unites all humanity,
we are freed to engage with life itself, in all its aspects and in all
For more information and a calendar of events at the Meditatio Centre, see: http://www.wccmmeditatio.org/the-meditatio-centre