Why Collective Meditation?
Is collective meditation a
Meditation is a spiritual
practice found in all religions. The earliest occurrences were documented in 10,000 year old cave drawings.
Is it even Christian?
Yes, it is mentioned by name
20 times in the Bible and described as many times.
Do you have to believe in God
to be part of the collective meditation?
No, you do not. However, as fervently as
some meditation leaders attempt to make meditation secular, it is, nonetheless, rooted in spiritual practice,
and spiritual stuff is going to happen when people start meditating. We want to be upfront about
Is there a guru I have to
No gurus. However, all
collective meditations under Peace Centers International, Inc. are facilitated processes.
Do I have to sit in the lotus
position on the floor?
Only if you want to! We
usually sit in chairs, with our feet on the floor, spine straight and tall, eyes closed. Arms relaxed, hands on
Will I have to dissociate
from whatever faith community I belong to now?
That is a cult thing. We are
not a cult.
What kind of meditation is
this? Is this TM? Zen?
We use all kinds of
approaches. We are not affiliated with any trademarked school of meditation.
How much does attending the collective meditation cost? Where
does the money go?
We usually take up a love offering to cover our expenses.
Peace Centers International is an Illinois nonprofit educational organization.
Can’t I meditate by myself just as well? Send good vibes?
Sure, we will accept your good vibes! However, it is a
completely different experience to meditate on your own than it is to meditate with others in a group. Our
mission is to teach and encourage more people the benefits of meditating together. The one is not a replacement
for the other.
Where can I find out more information about collective
We have written extensively about the benefits of collective meditation in Here’s Peace! by Lawrence J. Toliver and
Waves of Peace: Collective Meditation
in Worldwide Practice by Margo Ruark. You can also stay connected by signing up for our newsletter using
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