Many people believe that meditation has sole roots in Eastern traditions like Buddhism and Hinduism. In this interview, Sonia Jones sits with Rose Freerick, a long time practitioner in the contemplative tradition of Christian prayer. Since the 1970s there has been a revival in Christian Contemplative Prayer practices, which Freerick outlines as having three main strains: 1) chanting, which originates in the monastic tradition, 2) centering prayer, and 3) sacred reading, which involves staying with phrases or words from sacred texts rather than deep intellectual analysis. To learn more about the history and methodology behind these sacred practices, enjoy the video above.
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By Sonia Jones