A: Meditation is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone from wherever you are on your life’s journey. In Christianity this tradition became marginalised and even forgotten or suspect. But in recent times a great recovery of the contemplative dimension of Christian faith has been happening. Central to this now is the rediscovery of a practice of meditation in the Christian tradition that comes to us from the early Christian monks (the Desert Fathers and Mothers) and allows us to put into practice the teaching of Jesus on prayer in a radical and simple way. John Main has a major role in this contemporary renewal of the contemplative tradition. His teaching of this ancient tradition of prayer is rooted in the Gospels and the early Christian monastic tradition of the Desert.
Q: How often do you gather?
A: We gather two days a week in the St. Basil Parish Meeting Room (Basement Room 006):
- Wednesday – 5:30 pm (co-leaders: Marie Dyach and Elaine Mills)
- Saturday – 3:30 pm (leader Rob Bedolfe)
Q: Are there any requirements or restrictions to volunteering?
A: It is only necessary to be clear about the practice and then to begin – and keep on beginning.
Q: How do I get more information?
A: Elaine Mills is the contact person and may be reached through the Parish Office by email or by calling 416-926-7110.