All lead by Rev. Laura Cannon unless otherwise noted.
All events occur from:
11am – 12:15pm
Nourishing Journey, Columbia, MD
8975 Guilford Road, Suite 170
Columbia, Maryland 21046
Please RSVP on the Meet-Up event page by clicking here.
If you are seeking some time to nourish your soul, to be in stillness within yourself, and to connect with like-minded souls in an inclusive community we invite you to join us. We will enjoy a guided and silent meditation together, music, and sharing around different topics at each gathering. This is our re-launch in a brand new high-vibrational space!
Please bring your own meditation cushion, blanket, backjack or whatever else you need for comfort. Folding chairs are available. Attire is entirely casual, come as you are and feel free to bring a friend- all are welcome!
If you’re wondering what a Satsang is…
“Satsang is a Sanskrit word that means “gathering together for the truth” or, more simply, “being with the truth.” Truth is what is real, what exists. So all there is, is Truth. Whenever something increases your experience of the Truth, it opens your Heart and quiets your mind. Conversely, whenever something,. such as a thought, fear, or judgment, limits or narrows your experience of the Truth, the Heart contracts and the mind gets busier. We are all equally endowed with this capacity to discriminate the Truth. Thus, the true teacher, or satguru, is within you, and satsang, or being with the Truth, is endless. You have always been here in the embrace of your true nature as aware, loving space. You have always been in satsang.”
Join us as we explore this space together and alone.
Unfortunately at this time we will not be offering a children’s program but if you have a child who would like to sit with us in silence during meditation they are certainly welcome to attend.
Upcoming 2020 Satsang Dates:
January 19, 2020
February 16, 2020
March 15, 2020
May 17, 2020
June 14, 2020
August 9, 2020
September 13, 2020
October 11, 2020
November 8, 2020
December 13, 2020
Monthly Group Meditation Gathering:
Attire is entirely casual, come as you are and feel free to bring a friend – all are welcome- no meditation experience necessary. We will have a 30-minute meditation (15 minutes guided and 15 minutes silent) and sharing to follow.
This typically occurs on the third Monday of the month at 7:45pm, however please check the meet-up page for the most up to date information on date, time, location, and to RSVP.
Location for meditation:
9160 Rumsey Rd, Ste B4,
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Personal Retreats at Rumi Wasi: A Shenandoah Mountain Sanctuary
Members of our community now have a beautiful space to enjoy personal retreats, thanks to local musician Angela Blueskies and chef Helene Garovillo. From their website, https://angelablueskies.com/retreats/private-retreats-at-rumi-wasi/ : “In such a busy world, we all need to take the time periodically to shift into a slower pace of living, and listen deep within ourselves for guidance. At Rumi Wasi, we are honored to hold space for you to spend time in silence and spiritual practice. Ideal for one person alone, or a couple, our guest room is a peaceful retreat that will hold you in tranquility while you take the plunge into meditation, yoga, writing, and personal exploration, or a vision quest.”