Marquette Contemplative Community

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 2013–14 Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment 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.

Mission Statement

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, loving kindness and compassion meditation, and Christian contemplative prayer.



Second Annual Kirtan
TBA- November 2014

Ancient Participatory Music Experience. In fall 2013, more than 60 people attended the first annual Kirtan at Calvary Presbyterian Church. Kirtan is an ancient participatory music experience that quiets the mind, relaxes the body, opens the heart, and can carry us effortlessly to a place of quiet, to stillness. It is one of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world. The Kirtan call-and-response chanting genre comes to us from India. Using ancient Sanskrit mantras, the Kirtan calls upon contemplation to remove obstacles and bring us back to the center of our being. No experience necessary. Details to come.





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