at the london mind body spirit festival there was a new meditation space. each hour thropugh the day someone would lead meditation. unlike the workshops which cost a lot of money this was free. we were delighted when we (dekhomai) were invited by festival organisers to lead one of the meditation slots for the festival. jenny was on the stand at that time and agreed to lead it.
the room was full (about 30 people) and she led them through an ignatian meditation based on the examen. the theme for the meditation space was unity which is why it has that slant to it. the examen was one of the postcards that we had created for the festival so we were able to give everyone who attended something to takeaway so they could practice the examen at home.
jenny has added the text of the examen meditation to the dekhomai site and i am adding it as a worship trick. there is already one examen as a worship trick but that is an examen reflecting on the previous year.
it went really well. fantastic to be able to lead that in a space like the mind body spirit festival and trust and pray that god will be meeting people there outside of the walls of church where we tend to confine christian spirituality.
jonny this is wonderful stuff. i love the grace and generosity with which you have approached it - and your courage.
Posted by: cheryl | May 29, 2007 at 01:14 PM
The fact that you were invited to do this is awesome, and shows the fruit of your investment in this year after year.
(BTW something is broken in your layout.)
Posted by: Jon | May 29, 2007 at 04:16 PM
nothing is broken in my layout - try refreshing a few times and all should be fine. your cache is still storing the old style sheets or something.
Posted by: jonny | May 29, 2007 at 06:34 PM
i am fully refreshed, honest - but there is something about the layout that is still totally crazy and difficult - very strange........................
Posted by: julie | May 29, 2007 at 10:12 PM
ok - tell me more...
Posted by: jonny | May 29, 2007 at 11:01 PM
blog now appears on my screen as a very long single continuous list - no blog header, left column as a list, then blog entry all strung out, then right hand column as a list - no font differentiation - no footer - quite odd......................something to do with tabulature that my computer is not listening to in the new format ??
Posted by: julie | May 30, 2007 at 07:41 PM
hey....what did you do ???.......or was it something i did ???......whatever it was it works.........your blog looks really good.....thank you !
Posted by: julie | May 30, 2007 at 09:42 PM
i'm no expert but i think the issue is that your browser has a cache which means that it saves you tme by storing certain things from sites that you have visited so that if you revisit it doesn't have to downlaod everything again. this might be images and stylesheets. stylesheets are what control the layout of the page. so when i change the site your browser applies what it has saved and thinks shoukd apply to this page but no longer works. but once you revisit the site a few time sthe cache gets updated and it suddenly catches up and you see what you should. make sense? anyway glad it works...
Posted by: jonny | May 30, 2007 at 10:24 PM
am very glad for more excuses to visit !! thank you........
Posted by: julie | May 31, 2007 at 09:48 AM
I'm glad this was so positive. I struggled to get into Ignatius a long time ago, but am now having a more successful second attempt.
Posted by: Richard Hovey | May 31, 2007 at 11:10 PM