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.
- Mon, Jun 19Online via Zoom
- Mon, Jul 17Online via Zoom
- Mon, Sep 18Online via Zoom
- Mon, Oct 16Online via Zoom
We will explore the spiritual practice of contemplative reading or Lectio Divina.