Here is a 2-minute guide on what to expect at a PraXis movement, mindfulness and prayer session. This short video takes you through all the elements of a 1-hour session. This month we started another cycle of FREE PraXis sessions at Brookside Community Church. Best to take advantage of this free class now as mightContinue reading “VIDEO: Orientation to a PraXis Session”
Category Archives: Introductory Lessons
“A life of practice, not just right ideas,” PODcast Interview with Cornelius
This is a new podcast interview with about PraXis: Christian Wellness, spiritual athletes, the oneness of the body/soul, health as a process, and prayer as mental silence. Big thanks to Moses Rhys Pasimio for approaching us and asking Cornelius to participate in his series on mental health, addiction recovery and ancient Christian spirituality. This isContinue reading ““A life of practice, not just right ideas,” PODcast Interview with Cornelius”
The Holy Spirit: Who art everywhere and fillest all things
“Suddenly, a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:2 NIV The Spirit comes like a violent wind, that blows where it wills (John 3:8). But it also dwells in silent pauses that come to us amid the clamor of ourContinue reading “The Holy Spirit: Who art everywhere and fillest all things”
Cornelius presents The Great Fast at the Living Interfaith Sanctuary
[Video of the presentation, and the full interfaith service below. My presentation starts at minute 33. There is also a lovely Ukrainian version of the Jesus Prayer at minute 27.] Hello PraXicisers! Join me online on Saturday, March 5, at 10 am Pacific, 1 pm EST as a speechify about my spiritual journey, Orthodox spirituallyContinue reading “Cornelius presents The Great Fast at the Living Interfaith Sanctuary”
PODcast: The Church is Getting Wellness all Wrong
Our three regular guests, Pastor Andru Morgan of Parkrose United Methodist, Pastor Phil Vestal of RuahSpace and Pastor Aaron Miller of University Hill Congregation discuss how the Church is getting the body wrong. The human body that is. What is the Church missing out on when it abdicates the wellness space to secularism and theContinue reading “PODcast: The Church is Getting Wellness all Wrong”
Introduction to Centering Prayer with Father Nicholas (15, and 5 minutes of silence)
Here is a quick introductory PODcast for those interested in Christian contemplation. Father Nicholas Amato, a Christian Wellness Guru, takes us through the exercise. Below are two options for 15 minutes or just 5 minutes of silence. Father Nicholas goes over breathing techniques and how to use a short prayer to help you “float likeContinue reading “Introduction to Centering Prayer with Father Nicholas (15, and 5 minutes of silence)”
What Good is it if You Do Not Have Love?
“if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”
Former New Age Guy Talks Yoga Dos and Don’ts for Christians
The current Christian civilizational encounter with Yoga reminds me of the early Church as it wrestled with what to make of Greek Philosophy. Was it all pagan? Was some of it valid?
Should Christians Do Yoga?
This Wed, at 6 pm PST our Zoom group will be led by Pastor Phil Vestal co-director of Ruah Space. He will take us through some moves and talk with us about what he refers to as “Christian Yoga.” Be prepared to move around a little. We might do a combination of both yoga before CenteringContinue reading “Should Christians Do Yoga?”
Reborn Bodily into the New Year
Christ is Born! Welcome to the new year! If you want some relief from the stress, distraction, and isolation that 2020 (and now 2021) has thrown our way, we invite you to join our PraXis online group on Zoom and MeetUp. This year, we will begin to discuss and practice embodied forms of prayer asContinue reading “Reborn Bodily into the New Year”