Outer Banks Wednesdays


Wednesdays are a grassroots expression of spirituality, service and gratitude. It proposes no particular following and attracts a unique combination of people every week. Its general format is an hour of silent meditation, followed by another hour of sharing thoughts, and then a vegetarian dinner in silence.

History:It was started by Nipun, Guri, and Harshida (“CF mom”) in late 1996. These three people decided to sit in silence for an hour. No teachers or gurus. No set agendas or proposed beliefs either. Just one strong principle – when you change within, the world changes. And instead of closing the door, they left it open… open to all. Over the years, more than twenty thousand people walked into that living room and Wednesdays has taken off in many local communities all over the world. People come to Wednesday in all kinds of interesting ways — “while I was hiking in the Grand Canyon”, “the guy next to me on the plane told me about it”, “I overhead a conversation at the coffee shop”, “a homeless guy told me about it”, “my interviewer at Microsoft told me about it; I didn’t get that job but I got directions to this house!”; and so on. We can’t say we understand how its all emerging, but we don’t even try anymore. It’s simply a glimpse into the miracle of inter-connectedness that is present in our every waking moment.

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