PraXis Mindfulness Session: Centering Prayer Coach Rich Lewis, 12/16/20 6 pm PST

Author and Centering Prayer coach Rich Lewis will join us 12/16/20. He’ll give a brief talk and then lead us into our mindfulness practice.

Salve! This week’s Christian Mindfulness session will include a presentation by author and Centering Prayer coach Rich Lewis. He’ll give a short talk, take questions, and then lead us into and out of our mindfulness practice. The session will be recorded for our upcoming podcast.


Rich has published articles for numerous publications, including Contemplative Light, Abbey of the Arts, Contemplative Outreach, EerdWord, In Search of a New Eden, the Ordinary Mystic at Patheos, and the Contemplative Writer. ​ Rich’s newest book is titled, Sitting with God: A Journey To Your True Self Through Centering Prayer. He teaches centering prayer in both his local and virtual community and offers one-on-one coaching through his website


Rich’s newest book is a personal journey into his Centering Prayer practice. It offers lots of good tips.

I feel immensely blessed that Rich is available to speak with us. Rich is a rising star in the mindfulness world. He and I did some coaching sessions a few years back. He was incredibly helpful in keeping me on track and pushing me to go deeper with my practice. If you have never worked with a coach or spiritual director before, I highly recommend it. Like any coach or physical trainer, a mindfulness coach will help you with blindspots- making sure you have your basic form correct, answering questions, and most of all, motivating you to keep up with your practice.

He publishes a weekly meditation, book reviews, and interviews on his site, Silence Teaches. 

Here’s what to expect:

All times Pacific Standard Time
5:50 – 6:00 pm – Orientation for newcomers
6:00 – 6:05 pm – Chat as people filter in
6:05 – 6:25 pm – Rich’s talk and time for questions
6:30 pm time uncertain- 20- minute silent practice
6:50 – 7:00 pm – Eyes open, sharing, benediction and depart.

We hope to see you there. Please sign on five minutes early if you are new to mindfulness and contemplative prayer. We also suggest you read the following

Next week, we will begin to include some short PraXis talks and video exploring what mindfulness, diet, and fitness in the Christian tradition really means and looks like.

Published by Cornelius Swart

Master in Public and Pastoral Leadership Fitness and Wellness Coach in Training 200 RYT Yoga Instructor (former journalist)

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