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2021 Calendar

Meditation Library

Centering Prayer

Hindu and Yoga Based Meditation



Sikh Dharma

Theravada Buddhism/Mindfulness Meditation

Japanese Zen Buddhism

Korean Zen Buddhism

Soto Zen Tradition and Taoism


Our unique multi-tradition program will resume in-person meditation sessions this summer!

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.

This year we will offer six morning sessions, Mon-Sat, to investigate and practice meditation and related disciplines under the guidance of our experienced faculty. The 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. sessions are largely experiential, with sufficient instruction for beginners. Please click on our Calendar for details or check schedule below.

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.


Week 1: Bhante Chipamong Chowdhury, Theraveda Buddhism/Mindfulness Meditation

Week 2: Subagh Singh Khalsa, Sikh Dharma/Kundalini Meditation

Week 3: Wayman and Eryl Kubicka, Japanese Zen

Week 4: Bob Moore, Soto Zen Tradition and Taoism

Week 5: Subagh Singh Khalsa, Sikh Dharma/Kundalini Meditation

Week 6: Michael O'Sullivan, Korean Zen

Week 7: Kainat Norton and Muinuddin Smith, Sufism

Week 8: Larry Terkel, Judaism/Kabbalah

Week 9: David Gluck, Hindu and Yoga Based Meditation

Every Saturday Morning: Carol McKiernan, Centering Prayer

All sessions will be held from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. at the Marion Lawrence Room in Hurlbut Church, second floor (an elevator is available). Enter via the side door on Scott Ave.