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Is Quaker Worship Meditation?

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Can you meditate in Quaker meeting for worship? According to these 5 Friends, having a meditation practice can be fine, even helpful. But it shouldn’t end there.

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  1. Irene Oleksiw

    City & State
    Downingtown, PA
    An educational QuakerSpeak for new attenders who seek guidance as to what’s going on in Quaker Meeting for Worship

  2. James Supplee

    City & State
    Downingtown, PA
    This is a helpful QuakerSpeak because new attenders will often perceive that Meeting for Worship is a lot of folks meditating individually or as a group. I am amazed at how much I learned in a short time. Often the more powerful part of Quaker worship happens when those there are present to both the divine and to each other and the separate self dissolves. Zen practitioners know this experience as well as big mind, an experience beyond concepts. So as some of the folks in the video said- there is some overlap.

  3. Edward Fido

    City & State
    Tarragindi, Qld, Australia
    Simply illuminating. For someone new to the Quaker way it does succinctly point out the difference between Vipassana (or other Buddhist) meditation and Meeting for Worship. I think this is important because those not familiar with the Quaker way may be lost as to what to expect.

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