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”
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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?
PraXis Mindfulness Session: Centering Prayer Coach Rich Lewis, 12/16/20 6 pm PST
Salve! This week’s Christian Mindfulness session will include a presentation by author and Centering Prayer coach Rich Lewis.
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.
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]”
Centering Prayer Group Reactivates
The PraXis Centering Prayer Group is back in action after a long slumber. The group will now meet on Zoom (as we all do these days), every Wednesday at 6 pm, Pacific Standard Time. Details on this week’s sit HERE. Those who practice or who want to learn Centering Prayer, or Christian Meditation or otherContinue reading “Centering Prayer Group Reactivates”