We meet on Zoom every Wednesday at 6 pm, PST, to practice Christian Mindfulness and talk about the intersection of wellness and spiritual practice. Now you can see what it’s like AND practice along with us— after the fact! That’s because we’ve launched a podcast of the live recordings. For now you can find ourContinue reading “PODcast: PraXis Session with Centering Prayer Coach and Author Rich Lewis”
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”
We’ll be blessed this week as he joins us to preach on the day the Word was born.
Salve! This week’s Christian Mindfulness session will include a presentation by author and Centering Prayer coach Rich Lewis.
This week we will continue our exploration into Christian Mindfulness by adding Lectio Divina to our contemplative prayer.
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”
The other day, a Christian man shared an amazing religious experience that he had had while practicing walking contemplation.
“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” Matthew 6:16 Fasting isn’t self-torture; it’s an ancient spiritual practice that improves our health while cultivating our intimacy with God. In remembrance of Christ,Continue reading “Intro: Christian Diet/Fasting”
In our last post, we talked about the form of mindfulness prayer known as contemplative prayer. We also went through the step by step process of Centering Prayer. However, a lot of people find it hard to do Centering Prayer right off the bat. For those unfamiliar with these types of silent prayers we recommendContinue reading “Intro: Christian Mindfulness, Gradual Approach to Silence [Part 3 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. We’ve talked a good deal about how exercise and diet can address our bodily health. InContinue reading “Intro: What is Christian Mindfulness? [Part 1 of 3]”