Be still and know that I am God.
Ask and it will be given.
Search and you will find.
Knock and the door will be opened.
Contemplation and deep prayer are central to religious experience and have a deep heritage in all wisdom traditions.
These are acts of turning inward to the content of our heart and mind and identity, seeking direct experience outside of idea and theory.
In the context of our Christian tradition, it is dwelling in the presence of the Lord, sitting still and silent to experience directly the immediacy of the Divine. It is the silent prayer of listening. It is the patient receptivity to grace.
The Christian Meditation Group had been meeting at Northern Hills United Methodist Church since 2006 until moving to its current location at the First United Church of Christ in 2021.
It was founded by Myo Wol Soen-sa (Mark Delmar Davis), resident teacher at the Cincinnati Zen Center and member of Northern Hills United Methodist. The group is presently hosted and facilitated by Anthony Lucic.
We welcome all who are interested, regardless of level of knowledge and experience.
Practice consists of reciting the Lord's Prayer, chanting a Psalm, sitting in stillness for 20 minutes, walking quietly for 10 minutes, sitting for another 20 minutes, then closing with the Lord's Prayer. Chairs and meditation cushions are provided.
There is opportunity for discussion and fellowship at the end of the session.
When you are visiting for the first time, just come 10 minutes early for a brief orientation.
No preparation or previous experience is required, and no mistakes can be made.
We meet Tuesdays from 7 to 8 pm. Exceptions are posted at the top of this page.
First United Church of Christ (College Hill)
5808 Glenview Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
Our meeting takes place just inside the main entrance in the gathering hall outside the sanctuary. The room is handicap accessible.
Wearing of masks is not required but is encouraged for those seeking greater safety from COVID and flu.
Christian Meditation Group is affiliated with the Cincinnati Zen Center, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Religious Organization