Interspiritual Contemplative Groups
Each group meets one Sunday evening per month 6:30 to 8 pm at the locations indicated below.
Religious and spiritual teachings and wisdom have proven to us that contemplative practice can provide powerful pathways to awareness, compassion, love, and “oneness”. Centering prayer, meditation, mindfulness, and “Lectio Divina” are just a few of the contemplative practices embraced by today’s mainstream traditions. These, along with other practices, allow us to open our hearts to self and to each other.
Interspiritual Contemplative Groups create an environment where persons of various faiths (or none) can gather monthly for contemplative practice and community building. Our groups are purposefully designed to focus on personal experience and inter-personal relationships rather than institutionalized theology and doctrine. We begin our gatherings in contemplative practice with 20 minutes of silence. We then engage in discussion on the personal spirituality of our participants, or a topic that allows us to share experiences from each other’s faith.
Group facilitators gently guide discussions to ensure all voices are heard. The rich dialogue that ensues fosters interfaith/interspiritual friendship, understanding and growth. All this goodwill in 90 minutes!
You are welcome to come to either or both groups.
For more information, contact Steve Gold: firstname.lastname@example.org; 770-270-8290.
EVERY SECOND SUNDAY of the month from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Location: The Shambhala Center of Atlanta, 1447 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030 (near the corner of N. Decatur Rd. and Church St., across from the Walmart).
EVERY FOURTH SUNDAY of the month from 6.30pm to 8pm. (Except November, December and May, due to holidays.)
Location: Amerson House, on the property of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 LaVista Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 (on LaVista between N. Druid Hills Rd. and Briarcliff Rd. Turn into the main entrance of St. Bartholomew’s off LaVista, drive past the main church building to the end of the parking lot and make a left.
Amerson House is NOT the white building that you will first see in front of you. It is a grayish green building with red front double doors to the left of the white building).