Christian Zen

Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10

Ask and it will be given.
Search and you will find.
Knock and the door will be opened.
Matthew 7:8

 

About Us

The Christian Meditation Group has been meeting at Northern Hills United Methodist Church since 2006.

Contemplation and deep prayer are central to religious experience and have a deep heritage in all wisdom traditions. This is the act of turning inward to the content of our heart and mind and identity, seeking direct experience outside of idea and theory. In the context of our Christian tradition, it is the act of dwelling in the presence of the Lord, of sitting still and silent to experience directly the immediacy of the Divine. It is the silent prayer of listening. It is the patient receptivity to grace.

We are open to all who are interested, regardless of level of knowledge and experience. The group was founded by Mark Myogetsu Davis, a member of Northern Hills United Methodist Church and resident teacher at the Cincinnati Zen Center, and is hosted by Anthony Lucic. Local affiliated meditation centers include the Cincinnati Zen Center, the Northern Kentucky Zen Center, and the Zen Fellowship of Dayton.

Practice

Practice consists of reciting the Lord's Prayer, chanting a Psalm, sitting in stillness for 20 minutes, walking quietly for 10 minutes, sitting for another 20 minutes, then closing with the Lord's Prayer. There is opportunity for discussion and fellowship at the end of the session.

All are welcome. If you are visiting for the first time, just come 10 minutes early for a brief orientation. No preparation or previous experience is required, and no mistakes can be made. Chairs and meditation cushions are provided.

Schedule

Tuesdays from 7 - 8 pm. Any exceptions to the schedule will be noted here.

Northern Hills United Methodist Church
6700 Winton Road, Cincinnati OH 45224

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We meet in the parlor, which is just inside the south entrance. We hope to see you. Call or email if you have any questions. Blessings!