Welcome to the Web home of the Marquette Contemplative Community. We are here to support the contemplative interests of the university community.
There is growing interest in contemplative practice and study at Marquette, and the Milwaukee Contemplative Community has organized to make opportunities more available to faculty, students, administrators and staff.
The MCC was awarded the 2011–12 Edward D. Simmons Religious Committment Grant to further these interests. With this support, we are initiating weekly contemplative sessions for the Marquette community and are planning a speaker series to support the practice.
The Marquette Contemplative Community [MCC] was established to support interest in contemplative practices at Marquette University. The mission of the Marquette Contemplative Community is to offer educational programming and contemplative practice as a community of people who value the possibilities contemplation holds for meaningful life and service, both at Marquette and in our wider society. Our vision is nonsectarian, and has emphasis on mindfulness meditation, lovingkindness and compassion meditation, and Christian contemplative prayer.
Every Wednesday: Weekly Open Meditation Hour (Joan of Arc Chapel, 4:30 - 5:30 pm) Open to the entire Marquette community, including students, faculty and staff. All are welcome and invited to drop in or stay for the hour. (Meditation instruction available. If interested please contact us or arrive at the beginning of the hour.)
MINDFUL EATING: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A presentation by Mark McDonough
Pastor, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee
Monday, April 29, 3:30-5:00pm
Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Conference Center B/C
We eat every day, often several times a day. It’s a very intimate activity and also a deeply social activity which connects us with others. How much genuine attention do we give this activity which is so much a part of our lives? Do we appreciate it in all its aspects? In this 90-minute program we will use mindfulness exercises and small-group discussions to explore our sensual relationship with food, our mental and emotional food associations, and the economic and social inter-relationships of what and how we eat.
Mark McDonough is a Presbyterian minister with over 30 years’ experience with spiritual disciplines. He currently serves as Pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church (The Big Red Church) next to Straz Hall. He has taught mindfulness courses for Marquette’s Honors Program on topics ranging from mindfulness and eating to Tai Chi and meeting others soul-to-soul through music.
Sponsored by the Marquette Contemplative Community. For more details.
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