Psalm 23 Intensive

7-7:30 am December 4 – 8, 2017   Into the Wilderness will hold a special online intensive meditation series focusing on Psalm 23 during the first week of advent. We know that Psalm 23 isn’t exactly an Advent psalm. We just like it a lot. So, join us on-line, each morning at 7 a.m. Pacific, by…

Advent Daily Text Prayer

Starting December 3, 2017 Stay in touch this Advent season through daily prayer.  Into the Wilderness, in partnership with the Congregational Church of San Mateo, will launch our daily Advent text prayer project on December 3, 2017. To receive a daily advent prayer via text, text JOIN to tel:(510) 256-3366.  

Gratitude Month is Back!

  Daily Gratitude List:  Make a list of things/people/furry critters you are grateful for and share it to the Facebook ItW Gratitude group.  It really lightens the mood of your newsfeed!

Psalm 2

Into the Wilderness started the Extreme Psalter last week; we’re reading and meditating on ALL 150 psalms. Join in anytime! I’m going to be blogging a bit about the psalms as we go – these thoughts will usually be pretty short, since we only meditate for five minutes. Psalm 2 is one of those psalms…

Meditation

Online Meditation, Thursday & Friday,  7:00 a.m. -7:30 am (Pacific) Log in here: https://www.zoom.us/j/913560890 Looking for a way to jump start your meditation practice? We begin with Psalm 1 on October 3, 2019. Thursday: Psalm meditation Fridays: Metta loving-kindness meditation. So basically how this works: We log in. We read a psalm together, meditate in silence…

Get a daily prayer texted to you during advent

Daily Flash Advent Prayer: Stay in touch this Advent season through daily prayer. Each day of Advent receive a brief prayer, written by Rev. Penny Nixon texted to your phone  at some random time (between 7am-7pm Pacific time). Let the surprise of it be part of the mystery. Let prayer enter in at unexpected moments and…

New Spring Programming at Into the Wilderness

Online Morning Meditation:  Online Morning Meditation, MWF,  7:00 a.m. -7:30 am Pacific   Looking for a way to jump start your daily meditation practice?  Start your week with Meditation at 7:00 am Pacific, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  We log in, have an opening prayer, read some scripture, meditate for 5 minutes, and share a bit….

Lessons of Easter about Love and Social Justice

I don’t believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins. I believe that Jesus Christ died because he bucked the power structure of the Roman Empire. I believe he was executed by the state for questioning the power of the political and religious elites and leading other people to question that power. I believe he…

Daily Spiritual Challenge: Try Something New (March 27-May 14)

Each season (liturgical or actual season) Into the Wilderness hosts a different spiritual daily challenge on Facebook. During the Easter season (March 27-May 14) Into the Wilderness welcomes you to a practice of renewal and rebirth. Each day, try a new thing and post about it on our Easter Facebook group. Could be a new…

Lent is Coming: Into Vulnerability

I hate giving things up. I have zero willpower. Seriously, for me, immediate gratification takes too long. So, what to do with Lent, a season that I used to understand as a time to give something up? The gift of Lent for me is this: it is a time to give up something/take up something…

Flash Ministry

Join Into the Wilderness at the MLK march in Oakland on Monday, January 18. We’ll be meeting at 1798 Scenic Ave in Berkeley (near the sign for PSR) at 10:30 on Monday morning. Then we’ll walk down to the BART and head over. For more info on the march: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541563859495909/

Epiphany: A Practice of Wonder

Epiphany: January 6, 2016 to Feb 9, 2016 In Christian traditions, Epiphany is the manifestation of the holy/sacred in the world — a time of inspiration and awareness of wonder in the world. (see below for history notes) To celebrate the season of Epiphany (which runs from January 6-February 9) each day we will post…