Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hahn says, “Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Meditation is essential for our survival.”
In a world with so many demands and anxieties, meditation allows greater awareness within your life and deeper access to its gifts. At the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, we offer opportunities throughout the week to both seek quiet and connect with others in a space of solace and sustenance.
This weekly space provides a quiet gathering with music, meditation and community each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Led by the ministers of the congregation, this space is a place of healing and renewal. Quiet Taize-style music, unison readings and a chance to share what is on your heart makes this circle the perfect space for those seeking healing, connection and peace. Visit our Vespers page for more information and to watch past services.
CURRENTLY ON ZOOM ONLY! 9:00 A.M.
Sunday morning meditation starts with a 30+ minute guided relaxation meditation that includes colors and nature images. This is followed by a 10 min silent meditation, a short reading, and discussion for those who would like to participate. Those who prefer to stay in the quiet may leave the meeting at any time.
Our beautiful and tranquil grounds are home to deer, turkeys, owls, quail, and other visitors from the larger family of life. Nestled in this beauty is a simple labyrinth that provides an opportunity to engage in active walking meditation, a space to take a question into the center, clarify your thoughts, and calm your mind. The labyrinth is available from sunrise to sunset and as part of special events such as our annual full-moon walk; a self-guided walk is also available. The labyrinth is featured, too, in our quarterly Breath and Spirit Retreats.