Saturday, February 29, 2020
Chicot State Park
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Lenten introduction to Contemplative Christian Spirituality for Seekers, Doubters, Rebels, and Ragamuffins. Together we will spend a day of prayer and silence exploring classic Christian practices such as: Celtic Daily Prayer, Centering Prayer, Prayer Walking, Chanting, Lectio Divina, and other disciplines. This is an ecumenical gathering of friends where all are welcome as they are, no one is excluded for any reason. This will be a silent retreat with dedicated times for discussion and sharing.
We will practice at the Chicot State Park Meeting Room on the secluded east side of Bayou Chicot Lake with meal provided and opportunities for afternoon hiking and evening campfire to close out the day. You are welcome to leave earlier in the day if needed.
Must register in advance through Eventbrite as space is limited. $40 registration includes meal. No additional registration fees. Cancellations allowed up to 7 days prior to the event.
Throughout the month of October we will be using our weekly meditation to work with the scary stuff in our lives in a different way. In light of recent events we will begin the series with our response to trauma and transmuting fear into compassion and action.
We meet every Tuesday at River Oaks Square Arts Center, 2nd floor, doors locked at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Free to attend. No experience needed.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Cenla Meditation will not meet this Tuesday, May 9th, and will be returning to River Oaks Square Arts Center beginning Tuesday, May 16th, at our original time of 6:30pm. Sorry for any inconvenience this week. Look forward to practicing with you next week. Many thanks to Body Tao Spa for hosting the group these past few months. It’s been a great experience for us to grow. We are also grateful for the hospitality of River Oaks Square Art Center and the opportunity to remain a part of the local downtown community.
Valentine’s Weekend Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Kundalini Yoga with Bill Savage Qi Gong with Paul Nettles Meditation with Lyndon Marcotte Yoga Tao with B. Hedrick
You can send the $40 registration via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the Printable Registration Form and mail it in with payment. Space is limited. If you are interested in providing a vegetarian dish to share for lunch, please email us for availability.
Ease into finals week and the holidays with us this evening, December 8, as we commemorate the traditional day in 596 BC that Siddartha Gautama experienced enlightenment beneath the Bodhi tree by gathering for a brief Loving-Kindness meditation to foster mettā – goodwill, friendliness, and compassion. This will be followed by a short celebration with hot tea and sweets. You are invited to join us at River Oaks Square Arts Center at 6:30pm on the 2nd floor. As always, this is a free event, and no meditation experience is necessary.
I have been interested in meditation for many years but have always struggled with concerns about not doing it “right”, lacking commitment to practice, and choosing a direction. There are so many varieties of meditation. I would read and practice an array of styles of meditation but never felt like I was getting any traction in developing continuity or maturity in my practice.
I heard about the Cenla Meditation Group and started attending regularly. There are specific factors that I encountered in this group that have helped to grow my understanding and practice. Those factors are implemented every time that we meet together and include the following: teaching and guidance, meditation practice together as a group, discussion, and fostering a sense of loving kindness toward ourselves, one another, and the world.
Meeting weekly helps to develop a sense of accountability and connectedness to one another. Meditating with others does not erase the challenges of practice, but it has changed the way that I relate to meditation.
February 20-22, 2015 Chicot State Park Ville Platte, La.
Our 2nd annual Winter Retreat will be an opportunity to more fully engage simple daily tasks like breathing, walking, drinking tea, and eating mindfully, as well as exercises in journaling, nature walks, and yoga. The retreat will be held at Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, La. beginning on Friday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. and end on Sunday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m.
The cost for the retreat will be $50 per person and will include two nights lodging. Retreat attendees will coordinate to provide vegetarian meals for the weekend. No meditation experience or religious affiliation is required to attend. Available space is limited. For more information or to reserve a space contact Lyndon Marcotte at (318)229-3811 or email: email@example.com.