Join us for Introduction to Meditation: Buddhist and Christian Perspectives starting on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 PM

Greetings in Christ Jesus!
I would like to invite you to a new study group that
will begin Thursday, 5 April at 6:30pm in the lounge at
St Paul. Meditation seems to enjoy some popularity
today. Modern science has begun to better understand
the benefits of mindfulness for reducing stress and
finding greater peace and balance in one’s life. Yet
meditation comes in many forms, from the more
physical styles of yoga and tai chi, to the sitting
meditations of Buddhism. Every week, we have
meditation in the sanctuary at St Paul at noon. Our
practice is in the Christian tradition of lectio divina, as
adapted by Luther and later Lutherans. If you’d like to
learn more about meditation and its benefits, I’d like to
invite you to join us for a new study group called
Introduction to Meditation: Buddhist and Christian
Perspectives. I have asked a longtime friend of mine,
Justine Carpenter, to participate and offer some of his
own knowledge and experiences as a Christian and
lifetime practitioner of Buddhism. In this group, I hope
that we will have an opportunity to do some interfaith
dialogue and learn more about the insights the
Buddhist tradition offers, as well as to learn about
those aspects of our own tradition with which we may
be unfamiliar. I hope to see you there!
Gabriel Morgan