One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation

Fri 11 AM | Chapel

J. Dana Trent

Scheduled and guided 10-minute sessions in the Chapel to help festival goers be still and fully absorb their Goose experience.These Wild Goose meditation breaks will help reframe meditation for those of us who are skeptical, doubtful of our ability to be still/quiet, don’t know where or how to begin, have trouble finding time, or are simply unsure if meditation is a viable Christian spiritual practice. Using five approaches—breath meditation, lectio divina, centering meditation, loving-kindness meditation, and devotional meditation—One Breath at a Time will provide festival goers with a guided breaks and tools for beginning, continuing, and sustaining a Christian meditation practice to take home.

J. Dana Trent

The Rev. J. Dana Trent is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, Baptist clergywoman, award-winning author, speaker, and workshop facilitator. She teaches World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Technical Community College. Her work has appeared in Sojourners and The Christian Century, as well as on, Religion Dispatches, and Religion News Service. Her third book, “One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation,” releases in January 2019. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, a devout Hindu and former monk. Their Christian-Hindu interfaith marriage is chronicled in Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. Her second book with Upper Room Books, For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community, explores the how and why of slowing down for spirituality in a 24-7 world. She loves naps with cats, vegetarian food, and teaches weight-lifting for the YMCA.

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