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Contemplative Practices: Online & In-Person Group Opportunities

resources to support contemplative beginners and adepts, including individuals, families, small groups and congregational practices

Online Groups

Guided Meditations

     

Apps

The Wisdom App Is In The World — Join This Adventure

The Wisdom app experience encompasses:

  • 10-15 minute Wisdom Practices, to take at your own pace and integrate into your life.
  • 2-4 minute Reflections that you can fold into daily rituals of meditation, silence, prayer, walking, or journaling – or use to create a new rhythm of practice.
  • Another calm place to listen to each week’s On Beingepisode. 

In-Person Gatherings

St Olaf Catholic Church Centering Prayer Group

  • occasionally over zoom
  • 20 minutes of centering prayer; an hour+ of reflection time
  • contact: questcarol@gmail.com
  • 215 S 8th St - Minneapolis
  • Saturdays, 9:00-10:30 AM

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Incarnation Lutheran Centering Prayer Group

  • contact: l.linderscholer@gmail.com
  • 4880 Hodgson Rd - Shoreview
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 AM

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Westminster Presbyterian Centering Prayer Group

  • zoom option available
  • contact: l.linderscholer@gmail.com
  • 1200 Marquette Ave - Minneapolis
  • Wednesdays, 12:00 PM/noon

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Sts. Luke & James Episcopal First Friday Taize Prayer

  • in-person, live-streamed here, and recorded here
  • contact: music@st-lukes.net
  • 4557 Colfax Ave. S - Minneapolis
  • First Fridays of each month, 7:00 PM

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Minnehaha United Methodist Taize Prayer

  • in-person as soon as safety allows; until then recorded and available via links here
  • contact: becky@minnehaha.org
  • 3701 E 50th St - Minneapolis
  • Second Fridays of each month (Oct.-May), 7:00 PM

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Ecumenical Taize Evening Prayer

  • St Frances Cabrini Catholic; Prospect Park UMC; Faith Mennonite; Compassion of Christ Community; Church of Gichitwaa Kteri, & Dignity/Twin Cities
  • meal traditionally precedes prayer time - on hold for now
  • contact: christ@cabrinimn.org
  • 1500 Franklin Ave SE - Minneapolis
  • check here for updated dates and locales

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Pilgrim Lutheran Celtic Contemplative Services

  • in-person and online options include:
    • Celtic Contemplative Communion
    • Contemplative Prayer from Nordic & Other Lands
    • Choral Contemplative Prayer: Compline
  • find up-to-date information regarding in-person and online options here
  • contact: communications@pilgrimstpaul.org
  • 1935 St Clair Ave - St Paul
  • September-May - dates vary

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Christos Center for Spiritual Formation's Contemplative Pause

  • "come as you can" in-person
  • each 2 hour & 15 minute gathering includes:
    • silent prayer
    • brief meditation
    • personal reflection
    • 45-minute personal silence
    • sharing in triads
    • closing comments
  • contact: info@christoscenter.org
  • 1212 Holly Dr - Lino Lakes
  • Tuesdays, 9:45 AM - 12:00/noon