Salve! This week’s Christian Mindfulness session will include a presentation by author and Centering Prayer coach Rich Lewis.
Category Archives: Christian Mindfulness
PraXis Mindfulness Session: Lectio Divina, and Waiting on the Spirit, 12/9/20, 6 pm PST
This week we will continue our exploration into Christian Mindfulness by adding Lectio Divina to our contemplative prayer.
PraXis Mindfulness Session with Guest Aaron Miller, Wed. 12/2/20
Happy Advent! This Wednesday night’s Christian Mindfulness session will host a visit from my dear friend, Rev. Aaron Miller. Aaron is the Lead Minister of University Hill Congregation, a progressive Christian church located at the University of British Columbia campus. Aaron is part of a network of church programs that includes embodied practices such asContinue reading “PraXis Mindfulness Session with Guest Aaron Miller, Wed. 12/2/20”
Miraculous Encounter: Walking with Christ in Contemplation
The other day, a Christian man shared an amazing religious experience that he had had while practicing walking contemplation.
Intro: Christian Mindfulness, Gradual Approach to Silence [Part 3 of 3]
In our last post, we talked about the form of mindfulness prayer known as Centering Prayer and we went through the step-by-step process of this type of prayer. However, a lot of people find it hard to achieve Centering Prayer right off the bat. For those unfamiliar with this type of silent prayers, we recommendContinue reading “Intro: Christian Mindfulness, Gradual Approach to Silence [Part 3 of 3]”
Intro: Christian Mindfulness and Centering Prayer [Part 2 of 3]
“The vigilant monk is a fisher of thoughts” – St. John Climacus, 600 CE Please read the first post to understand some of the terms we will use in this conversation. The PraXis routine is to do 20 minutes of light exercise followed by 10–20 minutes of Christian Mindfulness, also known as contemplation. CHECK OUTContinue reading “Intro: Christian Mindfulness and Centering Prayer [Part 2 of 3]”
Intro: What is Christian Mindfulness? [Part 1 of 3]
PraXis explores evidence-based wellness practices in exercise, diet, and mindfulness as they relate to the ancient Christian tradition of askesis or spiritual training. Wellness addresses two core chronic health problems in America: heart-related disease, and mild anxiety and depression. In this post, we’ll introduce you to practices that contribute to our emotional and mental health, whileContinue reading “Intro: What is Christian Mindfulness? [Part 1 of 3]”
Intro: Wellness as spiritual practice
PraXis might be a strange concept to some Christians. We combine ideas of spiritual growth with a conversation about how fitness, food, and your thoughts and emotions lead to health and peace of heart. The word praxis is just Greek for practice. The idea of spiritual practice, distinct from liturgical worship, was foundational to theContinue reading “Intro: Wellness as spiritual practice”
Intro: U.S. health crisis, “salvation” and a Christian view of wellness
“Your Faith has made you well.” Luke 17:19 Too often we forget that the English word salvation, is actually a translation of the Greek word soteria, used in the New Testament. In Greek, the word applies to more than protection from harm, but also to health and well-being through Christ: the Healer (soter). The medicalContinue reading “Intro: U.S. health crisis, “salvation” and a Christian view of wellness”
Before mindfulness: best exercises for mobility, strength and cardio/HIIT
The key to PraXis is doing light exercise before your mindfulness, or contemplative prayer practice. In general, adults should do at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise 5 days a week just to stay healthy. In PraXis, exercise is followed by 10- 20 minutes of Christian mindfulness, such as Centering Prayer, Christian MeditationContinue reading “Before mindfulness: best exercises for mobility, strength and cardio/HIIT”