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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) to 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 alternative 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 as simply initial, introductory explorations.  Halcyon Arts does not mean to fully represent their nuances, depth, and particularity in any way. We encourage participants to explore particular traditions further from practitioners in those traditions if they wish to commit to their practices.

Sessions are free for Halcyon Members

Join us for an introductory meditation session.

We we explore the basic shamanic journey in which you guide yourself or have another person guide you through a meditation. 

We will explore the basics of meditation, as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda and the Self Realization Fellowship which he founded.

We will explore the basics of Zazen or traditional sitting meditation. 

Pilgrimage is a journey to an unknown place, sacred or divine, either without or within.

  • The Shamanic Journey
    Mon, Jun 19
    Online via Zoom
    Jun 19, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Explore the basic practice of the shamanic tradition.
  • The Basics of Meditation
    Mon, Jul 17
    Online via Zoom
    Jul 17, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Paramahansa Yogananda's basic meditation practice
  • Zazen
    Mon, Aug 21
    Online via Zoom
    Aug 21, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Exploring sitting meditation for insight into your true nature of being.
  • Pilgrimage
    Mon, Sep 18
    Online via Zoom
    Sep 18, 7:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Pilgrimage is a journey to an unknown place, sacred or divine, either without or within.
  • Lectio Divina
    Mon, Oct 16
    Online via Zoom
    Oct 16, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Exploring Lectio Divina or divine reading.

We will explore the spiritual practice of contemplative reading or Lectio Divina. 

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