Meditative Practice...to still
the mind and open the heart
opens our minds to the greatest
mystery that takes place daily and hourly;
it widens the heart so that it may feel the eternity of time
and infinity of space in every throb;
it gives us a life within the world as if we were moving about in paradise;
and all these spiritual deeds take place
without any refuge into a doctrine,
but by the simple and direct holding fast to the truth
which dwells in our innermost beings."
-- Suzuki Roshi
"Our discovery of God is, in
a way, God's discovery of us.
We know Him in so far as we are known by Him,
and our contemplation of Him is a participation of his contemplation of
Himself. We become contemplatives when God discovers Himself in us.
At that moment, the point of our contact with Him opens out
and we pass through the center of our souls and enter eternity."
-- Father Thomas Merton
Single pointed meditation and Analytical
meditation are practices at the heart of The Hermitage Cottage life. I
am very happy to introduce you to them, adding to the fullness of your
visit with us.