Christian Meditation

Christian meditaiton has it’s origins in the Bible and
involves worship and cultivating love. Within the Catholic
tradition this can include the teachings of Thomas Merton
and Ignatius of Loyola. The Orthodox tradition engages in
the Jesus Prayer as well as Apophatic theology. Within the
Protestant tradition there are many branches including the
Unity Church teachings as well as the Quaker services.

St. Teresa is an inspiration to many as she wrote about her
difficulties in concentration and her journey beyond it.
Through the practices of recollection, short readings and
focusing on spiritual pictures St. Teresa developed the
ability for the mind to reach effortless stillness. Her
teachings on contemplative meditation are treasures for the