Contemplative Society

The Contemplative Society is an inclusive non-profit association that encourages a deepening of contemplative prayer based in the Christian Wisdom tradition while also welcoming and being supportive of other meditation traditions. We offer a consistent and balanced path for spiritual growth and transformation rooted in prayer, silence, mindful work, and in the 1500-year-old wisdom of … Continue reading Contemplative Society

Learn to Meditate

Mondays and Thursdays 4:30 - 5:15pm UVic Interfaith Chapel Meditation is a simple spiritual practice that helps in: Reducing Stress Developing inner stillness Increasing self awareness Opening the heart and mind to Divine Presence The meditation style uses a simple mantra (prayer word) meditation. At each session there is time for instruction, practice and questions. … Continue reading Learn to Meditate

Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is a popular method of contemplative prayer or Christian meditation, placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. Though most authors trace its roots to the contemplative prayer of the Desert Fathers of early Christian monasticism, to the Lectio Divina tradition of Benedictine monasticism, and to works like The Cloud of Unknowing and the … Continue reading Centering Prayer

Walking the UVic Labyrinth

I don’t know about you, but I feel constantly barraged by noise, activity, emails, phone calls, and the incessant hammering of media grabbing my attention to buy and consume a dizzying array of products. Modern culture puts tremendous pressure on us and it is difficult to quiet our minds, even when we set time aside … Continue reading Walking the UVic Labyrinth

The Labyrinth Returns to UVic

At UVic we’re into our 10th year of making a labyrinth available for students to walk during the stressful exam period. A canvass labyrinth, based on the design found on the floor of 12th century Chartres Cathedral, is placed on the floor of the chapel and made available to students and members of the community … Continue reading The Labyrinth Returns to UVic