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2020 Calendar

Meditation Library

Centering Prayer

Christian Meditation

Hindu and Yoga Based Meditation



Kundalini Yoga Meditation

Sikh Dharma

Theravada Buddhism/Mindfulness Meditation

Japanese Zen Buddhism

Korean Zen Buddhism

Soto Zen Tradition and Taoism



All Mystic Heart Sessions will be online for the 2020 Summer Season. We will have sessions every weekday at 8 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Go to for the complete schedule. Thank you.

The Mystic Heart Meditation Program at Chautauqua

We serve Chautauquans by providing opportunities for the study and practice of meditation, contemplation, and related disciplines drawn from world religious and wisdom traditions. Our mission is to help participants discover and manifest peace, compassion, and kindness in themselves, in their relations with others, and in their communities.

We offer a full schedule of meditation practice sessions and classes throughout the Chautauqua season. We do not promote any one faith or path but practice in the spirit of inter-spirituality, introducing the essential truths and practices of many paths. They are offered side by side, as equally valid approaches to the divine in each of us.

Each week, we offer a total of sixteen opportunities to investigate and practice meditation and related disciplines under the guidance of our experienced faculty. The 7:15 and 8:15 morning sessions each weekday and Centering Prayer (offered Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings) are largely experiential, with sufficient instruction for beginners. In the afternoon sessions there is a bit more conversation and instruction but still a good amount of actual practice. Please click on our Calendar for details.

Everyone is welcome. No prior experience is necessary and newcomers will be comfortable in these sessions. No pre-registration is necessary and no fees are charged, although a donation at the door is requested to help support our program.