Rooted in Wholeness: Contemplative Prayer and Mindfulness
St. George's, Fredericksburg
905 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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St. George’s Episcopal Church will host the Rev. Ōshin Jennings March 8 – 10 for its Lenten Weekend program, “Rooted in Wholeness: Contemplative Prayer and Mindfulness”. The Lenten Weekend is an annual event at St. George’s as we enter into Lent, a forty-day season of spiritual renewal preceding Easter.
The program will examine God’s wholeness and how the practices of meditation and contemplative prayer can lead to greater unity of the body, mind, spirit, and how an individual relates to the greater community.
Removing the barriers that hinder nurturing the inner self will be a chief theme of the weekend. Friday evening, Rev. Ōshin Jennings will provide an introduction to meditation. Saturday’s session will take a deeper look into meditation practices. Sunday afternoon, Rev. Ōshin will be part of an interfaith panel discussion examining how other faiths view and practice meditation. Participants may attend any or all of the sessions.
Rev. Ōshin is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest, a trained psychotherapist, and multi-media artist. He is the first known Deaf Buddhist monk and leads No Barriers Zen, a meditation community based in Washington, D.C. The aim of No Barriers Zen is to make meditation practice accessible to people of all abilities and disabilities.
This weekend is accessible to all Deaf, hearing, and ASL communities and is made possible in part by a grant from the Episcopal Conference of the Deaf (ECD).
All faiths are invited to attend. Recommended donation for the weekend is $25; Sunday morning program is free. Child care available upon request.