Meditation in the Christian Tradition Nicholas Buxton
Traditions of Christian meditation go back to the earliest days of the church and draw on Biblical narratives such as the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness and the instructions on prayer given to his disciples. Yet it remains somewhat hidden within the life of the church today. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn more about meditation within the context of the Christian contemplative tradition, and to explore some of the ways in which it is practised.
The Revd Dr Nicholas Buxton is Priest in Charge of the Church of St John the Baptist, Newcastle, and a founding partner of Just Meditation CIC and the Newcastle Meditation Centre. He has been practising meditation for over twenty years, and teaching it for more than ten, having studied within both Buddhist and Christian monastic traditions. He has a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy, and is the author of Tantalus and the Pelican: exploring monastic spirituality today (2009) and The Wilderness Within: meditation and modern life (2014).