Photo by Anna Killigrew: Salt Lake Labyrinth, WA

Welcome

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website.

Contemplatio provides as space for online meditation (contemplation) for those who want the support 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.

There are many different types of meditation from both secular (positive psychology) and various spiritual traditions. Broadly speaking:

Mindfulness Meditation invites us to pay attention to the mind/body and to observe and understand the movements of the mind. Mindfulness Meditation originated in Buddhist practice and its secular form has become a significant contributor to the Positive Psychology movement.

Christian Meditation (and parallels in other traditions)  invites us to move beyond the mind to a deeper reality of transformative love (God) who we trust is working in the depths of the unconscious/psyche in ways that we may not be consciously aware of. This process of attention is aided by the quiet repetition of a prayer-word or phrase.

Mindfulness Meditation and Christian Meditation have some overlaps and there are quite a few variation on both. 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.

'Contemplatio' teaches and practices Christian Meditation however it is important to note that anyone can practice meditating in this way. It is not necessary to hold particular doctrinal beliefs to enter into Christian Meditation - in a similar way that it is not necessary to hold specifically Buddhist beliefs to engage in Mindfulness Meditation.

We seek to be guided in our work by the following principles:

  • Simplicity

  • Hospitality

  • Compassion

  • Nonviolence

  • Listening

To get in touch, click on the 'contact us' tab.

We look forward to meeting you.

Rev'd Michael Wood

Anglican Chaplain, University of Western Australia

When and Where
Monday to Friday 8am - 8.30am (WST)
Morning Meditation with the UWA Chaplain
Structure
- Brief reflection/teaching on contemplative life
- Fifteen minute silent meditation
- Poem of the day
Click the 'join us' button below join the meeting.(UWA Students and Staff only - you will need a Zoom account using your UWA email address and will be asked to login to the Zoom session using this email address)
Sunday 5pm-5.45pm (WST)
Contemplative Prayer Service
Anyone may join... On the LAST Sunday of the month we meet in person at St Columba's Anglican Church, Scarborough for Eucharist - also streamed on Zoom)
Structure
- Opening Prayer
- Bible reading
- Reflection on the reading
- Fifteen minute silent meditation
- Intercessory and closing prayers
Click the 'join us' button below join the Sunday evening meeting.

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