A sacred gathering of friends to bring the many different spiritual communities in Central Louisiana together for a Full Moon celebration on Sunday, February 5th at 5 pm at the Yoga & Youth Center at 485 McKeithen Drive in Alexandria, La. Featuring a Drum Circle, Kirtan, Dancing, Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation. (Bring your own drum or shaker/rattle if you want to join in the drum circle.) Sponsored by Art of Living and Cenla Meditation Group. Free to attend. No reservations necessary. Vendors interested in having a table or other groups interested in being on program lineup should contact us ASAP.
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.
Chanting, Pranayana Breathing, and Meditation practices. Free to attend. Donations welcome. 2nd floor of Annex Building. Dress comfortably. Please arrive a few minutes early.
January 12-15, 2017
South Toledo Bend State Park
Registration is live for our 4th Annual Meditation Retreat on beautiful South Toledo Bend State Park in Anacoco, La. This will be our first 3 day retreat almost one month from now.
This retreat will include meditations in sitting, walking, chanting, tea, journaling, and nature.
This meditation retreat is limited to those who meet at least two of the three criteria:
1) Prior retreat experience, preferably with Cenla Meditation or similar Sangha.
2) Regular personal meditation practice.
3) Active participant in meditation group
Meal assignments are required in addition to the cost of registration. Due to the limited space available and short notice all registrations will be non-refundable.
Registration is limited to a small number of participants. Please register soon to reserve a spot. Message with any questions.
Register at Eventbrite.com.
Open Your Heart
Yoga & Meditation
Bayou Chicot State Park
Ville Platte, Louisiana
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 email@example.com, 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.
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.
– Regina Irvin
Cenla Meditation Group now meets each Tuesday at 6:30pm at River Oaks Arts Center in downtown Alexandria. You are invited to come anytime. Beginners are welcome. There is no charge. There is nothing to join. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting meditation and mindful living in Central Louisiana.
Winter Retreat 2015
“Silence and Simplicity”
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.