Silence and the Inner Light: The Quaker Tradition as Mystical Practice
Jim Wilson, Many Rivers manager
Original Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011

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The Quaker tradition emerged in the 1650s in England, a period of great social unrest and religious contention. Quakers were among the earliest colonists and have had an impact on U.S. history far beyond their small numbers. Quakers developed a radical approach to spirituality centered on silent worship. Quakers felt that this silence allows participants to experience the inner light, that of God in all people. We will spend an evening exploring this radically simple approach and what it might have to say to us today.

Jim Wilson is a poet, former Prison Chaplain, and a former Buddhist Abbot.

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