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Meditation at Chautauqua

The Mystic Heart Meditation Program provides a full schedule of meditation practice sessions and classes throughout the Chautauqua season. We serve those who seek the mystic experience that lies at the heart of all world religions and great wisdom traditions. We do not promote any one faith or path but introduce the essential truths and practices of many paths. They are offered side by side, as equally valid approaches to the divine in each of us.

Each week a different Teacher-in-Residence presides. Here you can find information about these teachers and their practices and when they are leading sessions at Chautauqua.

•Guided morning meditation practice sessions are held at the Welcome Center, weekdays from 7:15 to 8 a.m.

•Silent Meditation (Centering Prayer) sessions are held every Thursday at the Welcome Center from 7:15 pm to 7:45 pm.

•Meditation Seminars, combining instruction, discussion and practice, are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Hall of Missions from 12:30 to 1:55 p.m.

Everyone is welcome. No prior experience is necessary and newcomers will be comfortable in these classes. No fees are charged, but a donation at the door is requested to help support our program. No pre-registration is necessary.

(The name “The Mystic Heart” is taken from the work of Wayne Teasdale. His book by that name was part of the inspiration for our program. We honor his explication of a universal spirituality in the world’s religions.)