Midweek Meditation

Oneness Deeksha Meditation – First Wednesday – 6:30-8:00 pm

Lida Martin, RScP, & Diane Ruiz, RScP, Ministry Leaders

The Oneness Deeksha ministry meets once a month to provide a mid-week touchstone for centering, meditation, and healing.  Deeksha is a hands-on transfer of divine energy that initiates a profound journey into higher states of consciousness to accelerate an ongoing spiritual awakening in the individual.

Everyone feels a blessing by being together, giving/receiving love.  This ministry blesses the world by cultivating inner peace.  Deeksha supports our individual and planetary awakening.  Our Deeksha meditations also include prayers for the world and loved ones.

Kindness Meditation – Second Wednesday –
6:30-8:00 pm

Peter Frank, RScP, Ministry Leader

Based on the work of Nipun Mehta, the Kindness Meditation Group gathers once a month to sit in silence for an hour and share about “aha” moments from the month’s inspirational reading, or weekly “Act of Kindness Smile Deck Card”.  Afterwards, participants are welcome to enjoy a healthy vegetarian pot-luck meal in a spirit of gratitude and community.

This month’s Kindness Challenge:  Say “It is an honor to be served by you,” or “It is an honor to serve you.”  Say this silently or out loud every time you encounter service.  See how it changes your world view to one of wholeness and Grace.

For more information, check out this video from Nipun Mehta’s TedTalk:  Designing for Generosity.  Also, see this video where Nipun talks about Smile Cards.

Creative Arts – Third Wednesday –
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Sound Healing Meditation
August 21, 6:30 pm; facilitated by Lida Martin, RScP, & Kathy Berg

With Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Bowls, a Tongue Drum, Ocean Drum, Chimes & a 32” Brilliant Symphonic Gong

Sound Healings are an opportunity to bring balance & ease to the physical & subtle bodies as well as to release stress.

Please bring your own yoga mat, pillow & blanket to be comfortable if you choose to be on the floor, lying down.  Chairs will be provided. 

Love Offerings accepted. 

4th Wednesday Meditation
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

With Jen Luce, RScP and Karina Arcia

Join facilitators Karina Arcia and Jen Luce, RScP, for a peaceful evening of Mantras and Meditation.  We will deepen in the practice of prayer through melodic mantras and sound healing, as we center our minds, bodies, and hearts. 

Bring a mala if you have one.  

Love offerings accepted.  

Drumming Circle – 5th Wednesdays – 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Led by Jennifer Merlich

Playing drums in groups generate powerful healing energy for the group and each individual.  “The evocative power of the drum can be compared to the Trinity.  The drum’s frame comes from the trunk of a tree, and that tree has a spirit.  It is not dead wood.  There is also spirit in the animals skin.  If there wasn’t, it would not produce sound.  Those plus the spirit of the person playing become an irresistible force.”  (Babatunde Olatunji)

Jennifer is our talented and passionate guide on this rhythm journey. She uses a simple, efficient method to teach and lead small groups of individuals to quickly play music together and as part of a larger ensemble. Bring your own drums and rattles! Extras drums and rattles provided. No experience necessary. Come with an open heart! 

Photo by Wendell

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