Religion Matters: Meditation means slowing down and just listening » TCPalm.com

On a warm morning this past summer, the Rev. Marcia MacLean gathered with a small group of people from Martin and Palm Beach counties on Jupiter Beach. They sat still on the sand, closed their eyes and listened to waves.

Around the same time, Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser was doing something similar at Stuart’s Temple Beit HaYam. With closed eyes and feet flat on the ground, he quietly sat in the synagogue’s sanctuary with a few worshippers following along. He then sang soothingly in Hebrew.

Nearly the same practice also would happen that same night at Unity church of Fort Pierce, where it occurs every week.

The Eastern practice of meditation is happening at many other places of worship on the Treasure Coast. Meditation does not have to be connected with faith, yet it often is.

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By Karah Pino

A versatile communicator, critical thinker and far sighted problem solver. Trained in creative thinking with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Art including Metalwork, Multimedia Sculpture and Digital Design. Earned a clinical Master’s degree in East Asian Medical Practices and Principles such as holistic creativity and nature based systems. Trained in shamanism, trauma recovery, naturopathy and indigenous wisdom through Navajo Wisdom Keeper Patricia Anne Davis, learning the Indigenous Ceremonial Change Process for wellness restoration and harmonious living.

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