Forms of Meditation

There is a wide range of forms of prayer and meditation. Meditation can take many forms. All are designed in some way to introduce reflective silence and “availability” to the Divine. Meditation is the act of being in God’s presence, loving God and allowing ourselves to be loved by God. God dwells at the centre of every person’s life. Yet, we are not at home much! Meditation is a means of “staying home” to experience God within. Explore one or more of these forms of meditation as part of your intent to develop a meditative practice best suited to your own spiritual growth. Here are a few, especially from the Ignatian tradition, but also including some from the Benedictine, Buddhist and Zen traditions. Whatever your spiritual disciplines or your traditional pattern of praying, we invite you to explore ancient forms of meditation.