St. George's Anglican ChurchPickering Village

Join Us For Worship

  • 9:00 am Sunday in our Historic Church
  • 10:30 am Sunday in our Worship Centre
  • 10:00 am Thursday
  • 77 Randall Drive, Ajax ON - Directions
  • 905.683.7981 stgeorgesajax@gmail.com

Meditation

Are you seeking some peace and quiet in your life?

Here at St. George’s we offer weekly meditation and monthly labyrinth workshops. Below you will find information about both programs.

Meditation

Join us for meditation on Tuesdays at 10 am or 7:30 pm for one hour.

Meditation is a wonderful way to be nourished spiritually and to relieve the stress that can build up in our daily lives. Come and experience some quiet time and discover how your physical and mental health can be enriched through the proven benefits of meditation. These may include lowered blood pressure, improved attention, stress reduction for those living with chronic illness. Meditation may  even boost to the immune system. Meditation can be a wonderful way to find some peace and joy in life.

Are you new to meditation? Introductory workshops are available on request.

Rev. Deacon Marilyn Metcalfe leads our meditation program and she would be happy to meet with you. Contact her at  rev.marilynmetcalfe@gmail.com

What happens at a meditation gathering?

We gather in the worship centre sanctuary and listen to a short video address from a spiritual leader. We then spend time in silent meditation. Participants are encouraged to use a prayer word.

Would you like to know more? Visit :  www.wccm-canada.ca   www.wccm.org

“Meditation is rightly seen as the way of spiritual growth, of human development.  But it is above all else a gentle process of growing into the freedom that is beyond all limitations. Once we pass a limitation that has previously held us back, we discover that we are free from it for all eternity.”  John Main, OSB, The Heart of Creation

“Meditation opens the common ground between all traditions and cultures, religious, secular and scientific.  In a world that is growing increasingly aware of its need for stability and depth, Christian Meditation is speaking to more and more people.  This prayer of silence, found in Christian tradition from earliest times, leads us beyond words, thoughts and images to experience the presence of Christ within us.  Christian Meditation is central to the Christian experience and is available to all.” Laurence Freeman, OSB.  Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation

“Learning to meditate is not just a matter of mastering a technique.  It is much more learning to appreciate and respond directly to the depths of your own nature, not human nature in general, but your own nature in particular.” John Main,OSB

Labyrinth

Come and experience St. George’s indoor, 7-circuit modified Chartres labyrinth which takes about 20 minutes to walk. 

The labyrinth is open in the worship centre, the second Tuesday of every month from 11 am to 12:30 pm, and 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Individual and group workshops are available by request. Contact rev.marilynmetcalfe@gmail.com

The labyrinth is a path of prayer – a walking meditation and spiritual practice. It has one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center. The same path is followed outward. Walking the labyrinth quiets the mind, grounds the body, and leads to a sense of wholeness. It is is a tool to guide healing, deepen self-knowledge and empower creativity. It clears the mind and gives insight into the spiritual journey. We bring our unique hopes, dreams, history and longings of the soul to the Labyrinth.” The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress