Q: I would like to start a meditation meeting. Can you tell me where to find a suggested meditation meeting format?
A: The lack of a meditation meeting format on oa.org means there is no OA-approved version.
According to Tradition Four, your group is autonomous and may decide in a group conscience meeting to create a new meditation meeting format, possibly by adapting one of the suggested formats available on the OA website in Group Support.
Another suggestion is to adapt the format that was used during the meditation workshop held at
the Region Seven Convention a few years ago. The leader opened with the Serenity Prayer, gave a brief introduction to meditation, and then led us through her own guided meditation. The meditation lasted ten or fifteen minutes. I recall there was time to share experiences afterward.
You could also read from Step Eleven in the Twelve and Twelve books from either AA or OA. Both books are OA-approved.
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