Photo by Anna Killigrew: Salt Lake Labyrinth, WA
Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website.
Contemplatio provides a space, online, for those who want the company of meditating with other people . Because the discipline of meditation takes some effort, many people find it helps to check in at a regular time with others.
Contemplatio has been founded in the Anglican Church tradition and includes people from different Christian churches and denominations (as well as those who may not be a member of any church but value silence) who meet weekly for a contemplative prayer gathering. Meditation is also made available to UWA students and staff each morning, Monday to Friday.
There are many types of meditation from both secular and spiritual traditions. Broadly speaking....
Mindfulness Meditation invites us to pay attention to the mind/body and to observe and release distractions and focus the mind in a more conscious way. Mindfulness Meditation originated in Buddhist practice and its secular form has become a significant contributor to the Positive Psychology movement.
Christian Meditation invites us to stillness of the ego mind and trust in the transforming presence of Christ's love. This is aided by the quiet repetition of a prayer-word or phrase (it is not necessary to 'be' a confessing Christian to practice this kind of meditation).
Mindfulness Meditation and Christian Meditation have some overlaps in practice. People who meditate in either way commonly report a sense of peace and wellbeing in themselves and in their relationships. There is also increasing research evidence that the regular practice of meditation can have health benefits.
In Contemplatio, we seek to be guided in our work by the following principles:
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We look forward to meeting you.
Rev'd Michael Wood
Anglican Chaplain, University of Western Australia