The Mystic Heart Community
We serve Chautauquans by providing opportunities for the study and practice of meditation, contemplation, and related disciplines drawn from the world's religious or wisdom traditions. Our mission is to help participants discover and manifest peace, compassion, and kindness in themselves, in their relations with others, and in their communities.
We offer a full schedule of meditation practice sessions and classes throughout the Chautauqua season. 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 we offer a total of sixteen opportunities to investigate and practice meditation and related disciplines under the guidance of our experienced faculty. The 7:15 morning sessions each weekday and Centering Prayer (offered Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings) are largely experiential, with sufficient instruction for beginners. In the afternoon sessions there is a bit more conversation and instruction but still a good amount of actual practice. The 8:15 morning sessions are a mix. Please click on our Calendar for details.
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.