Where Does Meditation Fit in the Christian Tradition?

crosby_portraitOne of the most frequent questions – or sometimes direct challenges – that I receive when doing workshops on contemplative prayer and meditation in the Christian tradition is about where meditation fits in relation to practices that are more well-known, such as reading Scripture, communal worship, and verbal forms of prayer.  Deborah Chernik, a fellow trustee of the Trust for the Meditation Process, recently forwarded this video from Bishop Douglas Crosby (Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) about his experience of practicing Christian Meditation with children in their Catholic schools.  This is one of the most straightforward, practical explanations of how silent meditation fits with and even enhances one’s experience of these other forms of Christian prayer and worship.

Many thanks to Bishop Crosby for sharing his experience!


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/180817712″>Bishop Crosby on Christian Meditation</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/hwcdsb”>HWCDSB</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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