“Invitation to Contemplation” with Maggie Winfrey
In your busy life, are you looking for a personal contemplative practice? Please join Maggie Winfrey of Contemplative Outreach Atlanta as she explores the powerful practice of contemplative prayer.
When available, a revised transcript of this week’s talk is provided below for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Prayers, readings, and songs from this week’s service are also provided below.
Community Circles – Are you left with questions after a talk, or did an idea so resonate with you that you want to explore it further? In our Community Circles, we build relationships with others, share ideas and insights, and support each other as we apply these principles in our daily lives.
Wednesday July 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT. Community Circle Zoom Meeting/Discussion: Please join us on the Zoom link below. I look forward to seeing you!
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On Joy and Beauty
Creator, give me joyful eyes for joyful nature. May I be alive to the gentle influences of this day which bring new experiences to all who may receive them: and may I serve life by unfolding to others the love of truth, the love of good, and the love of beauty. And so it is. Amen.
Bodhisattva Prayer for Humanity
May I be a guard for those who need protection
A guide for those on the path
A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
May I be a lamp in the darkness
A resting place for the weary
A healing medicine for all who are sick
A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
May I bring sustenance and awakening
Enduring like the earth and sky
Until all beings are freed from sorrow
And all are awakened.
~ Shantideva, Indian Buddhist sage 700 C.E.
Talk Transcript Not Available. You are invited to listen to today’s talk here.
“Be Still and Know” written by Penelope Williams
“Teach Me to Pray” written by Sue Riley
This service aired on July 11, 2021