Spiritual Direction, Seminars, Retreats, Book Clubs and Monthly Classes

The Christian Meditation Center offers seminars and retreats throughout the year. We also offer ongoing book clubs that support an individual’s desire to meditate and grow spiritually. Check below to find the next date, time and location the events are held. For all of these events, please contact Teresa Yerkes at 856-404-5704 or email tyerkes@christianmeditationcenter.org for more information or to register your attendance.

Spiritual Direction

All of us come to a place in our lives when we are not sure where to go next or we feel stuck in our current circumstances. Sometimes it is helpful to share what is on our heart, soul and mind to another person. We can begin to heal just by having someone who will listen and to help bring clarity as to what the Spirit might be inviting us to do next. We offer both individual and group spiritual direction. There is no set fee for this service. However, we do request you pray about making a donation to support the work we are doing.

Teresa brings 30 years of her own personal discovery, along with highly specialized spiritual direction training from the Shalem Institute located in Washington DC. She is also a Certified Lay Christian Counselor.


Upcoming Events

2019 Book Clubs

The Christian Meditation Center is offering a new book club. Check out the details below!

Thursdays – February 28 - April 11, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at 368 S. Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown in NJ or join us via video conferencing. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a small supportive group and to learn more about Christian meditation and how the practice deepens our love for God, ourselves and others.

We will read Making Love: The Spiritual Act of Love by Teresa Yerkes

Book Description: Are you in love with someone other than your spouse? This is a common experience for many of us. Whether you are still experiencing feelings of love for your first love or within another relationship, it can be a time of confusion and frustration. Especially, when you feel there is no healthy way to express those feelings without hurting others. Making Love will help you navigate this tricky terrain with very practical and proven results.

Making Love will answer these challenging questions. What do you do when:

  • love lasts longer than the physical relationship?
  • love becomes painful and unmanageable?
  • love presents itself at inconvenient times?
  • love seems natural and healthy, yet can feel dangerous at times?
  • love becomes obsessive and controlling?

This guide to managing sensual desire will demonstrate that there is a way to stabilize emotions while allowing love to remain. There is freedom on the other side of this struggle. Find out how!

This book is Teresa’s 40-year personal love story with her first love and God’s movement through the relationship. The second part of the book are the lessons learned with an emphasis on how to manage sensual desire. The book is written from a Christian perspective.

All participants are responsible for purchasing the book. You can order it on Amazon. It is available as either a paperback or an ebook. For more information or to register call Teri Yerkes at 856-404-5704 or email tyerkes@christianmeditationcenter.org.

Our Fall book club is scheduled from September 19 – November 7. More details to follow.


2019 Christian Meditation Seminars

Our next Christian Meditation Seminars are held on Sundays, March 31 and October 13 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. The cost for the program is $25.

If you are interested in a private lesson, please contact Teresa for a date that will work with your schedule. The cost for a private lesson is $50.

WE WILL COME TO YOU! Please contact us if your organization is interested in hosting a seminar. We can teach from a Christ-centered or a Heart-centered perspective.


2019 Christian Meditation Retreats

Spring Retreat -- Finding God’s Power in Silence and Stillness

Most of us are familiar with the verse, “Be still and know I am God.” But what most of us don’t know is the power that is found by just sitting in God’s presence and being still. We will explore how meditation can provide you with the pathway for discovering the peace and calm within. Come join us!

The retreat is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 1 – 4 p.m. at 368 S. Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown, NJ. Join us for a time of learning and sharing. There is no cost to attend, however a love offering to the Christian Meditation Center would be appreciated. To register call Teri Yerkes at 856-404-5704 or email tyerkes@christianmeditationcenter.org.

Fall Retreat – Making Love Our Life’s Purpose

Our Fall weekend retreat is scheduled for Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 1 – 4 p.m. at 368 S. Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown, NJ. Join us for a time of learning and sharing. There is no cost to attend, however a love offering to the Christian Meditation Center would be appreciated. To register, please contact Teresa Yerkes at 856-404-5704 (phone or text) or email tyerkes@christianmeditationcenter.org.

Retreat Presenter: Teresa Yerkes, Founder of the Christian Meditation Center.

This retreat is sponsored by the Board of Directors of the Christian Meditation Center.