Contemplative Practices Workshop 1 - Sitting Meditation

Contemplative Practices Workshop Series - Northcote

Week One - Sitting Meditation

Contemplative Spirituality

What is contemplative practice?  

Contemplative practice involves finding times of stillness in a quiet space to connect deeply with our minds, bodies and spirits, nature and the other. Contemplative practices invite us in to a deeper relationship with ourselves and God. 

Contemplative practices also have been known to reduce stress, lessen anxiety, create feelings of wellbeing, and deepen relaxation.

Northcote Uniting Church - Chalice is offering a 5 week course in contemplative practices. 

Each week covers a different topic: sitting meditation, walking the labyrinth, art making and meditation, movement and mandala making. 

No experience necessary. 

What we plant in the soil of contemplation we shall reap in the harvest of action.
— Meister Eckhart. German Philosopher

Open to people of faith, no faith or seeking a contemplative lifestyle

Facilitator: Rev. Peter Batten B.Theol MA

Peter is the minister at Northcote Uniting church Chalice. Creative Arts Therapist and accredited InterPlay™ leader. He enjoys exploring the connection between contemplative practices, spirituality, art and creativity and their integration into daily life.  

Peter has a practiced and taught contemplative practices in a variety of community and institutional settings.  Currently he is exploring the relationship between photography and contemplation. 

My passion is to enable people to tap into their creativity and connect mind, body and spirit, through contemplative practices, art and play.
— Peter

When: Thursdays from 14 April – 12 May 7.30 – 9.30pm

Where: Northcote Uniting Church – Chalice

251 High Street Northcote 3070

 

This is a small group exploration of meditation – max 15 people

Bookings essential - through eventbrite

Costs: full fee: $180

Concession (health care, student) $90

Earlybird: $150 if registered and paid before 4 April

Limited places available for partial enrolment: $30/$15 per session, contact admin@chalice.org.au to enquire about one off availability