Contemplative Practices Workshop Series - Northcote
Week One - Sitting Meditation
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about one off availability