POSTPONED: Abrahamic Meditation Day 2019

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED in the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks on 15 March. Please stay tuned for updates.

Come and join us for a time of silent prayer together, sharing the practice and insights into this form of spirituality from our three traditions within the Abrahamic religious family.

During our time together there will be three periods of silent prayer. Each of these will be introduced by a talk about the contribution of meditative prayer within their tradition. Following each time of silent prayer there will be the opportunity for questions and sharing about the significance of meditative practice within our communities.

Rabbi JoEllen Duckor from Temple Sinai, Rehanna Ali from the Islamic community and Nick Polaschek from the Catholic Christian tradition will lead the three sessions.

Please bring a vegetarian plate for a shared lunch. Free tea/coffee available.                                         

A koha of $5-10 to help cover costs would be appreciated.

Pā Maria is on a back section, drive to door for drop-off, but parking only in nearby streets, easy access within the building.

Chairs provided, if you meditate sitting on a cushion please bring your own.

Contact: Nick Polaschek nandlpolaschek@gmail.com 04 4797955 or 020 4797956 for more info.


Abrahamic Meditation Day 25 June

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Meditation Day
Saturday 25 June 2016, 10am-3pm
Pā Maria, 78 Hobson St, Thorndon

Come join us for a day of meditation drawing from our shared spiritual kaupapa as Jews, Christians and Muslims. Facilitator Rev Erice Fairbrother from the House of Benedict Spirituality Centre will take us through a programme of silence, meditation, and shared reflection, bringing us together into places of shared faith and respect for the precious things we hold in common. We will take time to consider God as one God and Creator, followed by Creation and our response to the centrality of care of creation, and finally our shared humanity.

Rev Erice Fairbrother was part of an initial group that established the interfaith group at Otago University many years ago. In the 1990’s, together with Diane Mille-Keeley she presented a paper at the Auckland Council of Christian and Jews concerning domestic violence and the call to justice in our sacred writings. She now lives in Napier, is a published poet and teacher in spirituality in the Benedictine tradition.

Space is limited, RSVP essential to:
Sr Catherine Jones, c.jones@wn.catholic.org.nz, (04) 496 1337

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