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Spiritual Practices

Learn contemplative arts in online sessions.

At the heart of spiritual traditions around the world are practical methods of personal transformation. There are a multitude of methods, disciplines, exercises in the various religious traditions (or not tied to any religious tradition), that seek to overcome obstacles (such as physical restlessness or mental agitation) and uncover deeper levels of awareness. These practices may have more immediate benefits, such as increased concentration and greater compassion. Advanced practitioners may aspire to achieve deeper forms of consciousness such as peace, letting go, detachment, and even salvation, liberation, enlightenment, or union with God.

The online sessions on the third Monday each month offer participants resources for deepening understanding and enriching personal practice by exploring diverse spiritual paths from around the world. The sessions are led by Robert Bowler or other guest facilitators.

We have great respect for the integrity of the various spiritual traditions. These sessions are meant simply as initial, introductory explorations for beginners.  Halcyon Arts does not mean to fully represent their subtlety and depth. We encourage participants to explore particular traditions further from practitioners in those traditions if they wish to commit to their practices on a regular basis.

Please Note:

  • We need a minimum of five participants to run the session.

  • Maximum number of participants: 15

  • These are introductory sessions.

  • Sessions are free for Friends of the Oratory

Join us for an introductory session.

  • Soul Friendship
    Soul Friendship
    Mon, Jan 15
    Online via Zoom
    Jan 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Jan 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Watch Anam Cara (Soul friendship), a sermon by Simon de Voil (YouTube link:

"To be a soul friend", says Edward Sellner, "is to provide a place of sanctuary to another."

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