Experiment with Light is a Quaker meditative practice leading to spiritual realization. The practice is based upon the advice of George Fox to early Friends to "wait in the Light". The Light is a metaphor for our divine capacity to seek and see the truth of our lives as we are, and as we might be.
We owe our understanding of this meditative practice to Rex Ambler, a British Friend, who spent a decade researching the writings of George Fox in an effort to understand the immediacy and power of the early Quaker's spiritual practice. He published this research as an anthology of Fox's writings called Truth from the Heart. While working with Fox's writings Rex Ambler was struck by a step-wise meditative practice in Fox's advice to early Friends. Through personal trial and error and practicing with other Friends in small groups, he has put this practice into a six-step, modern, teachable form. He has called the meditation "Experiment with Light" and published an explanation of the practice in a small book called Light to live by. Following Ambler's work, small meditation groups have formed in meetings in the UK, on the continent, and now in the US to practice the meditation. These groups often are called "Light Groups".
These introductory workshop sessions are designed for those persons seeking to enhance and deepen their spiritual life. The sessions teach the six-step meditation. The sessions include an introduction to the meditation, experience with the practice, followed by sharing and discussion. The sessions start with an introduction on Friday evening, two meditation practices on Saturday and end with a third practice on Sunday. Copies of Light to live by will be available at the workshop. The Workshop Fee: $125. The price includes workshop, lodging, and meals.
Harbert Rice is a member of the Reno Friends Meeting and past Clerk of Ministry. He has practiced the "Light" meditation since 2004. In early 2005, he attended Rex Ambler's weeklong workshop on "Experiment with Light" at Pendle Hill, Pennsylvania. Since returning to his Reno Meeting, he has introduced this meditation practice to his Meeting and is helping to form "Light Groups" that meet on a regular basis to practice and share their insights.
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