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What about Quakers?

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Onkara, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Onkara

    Onkara Well-Known Member

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    What about Quakers as an option for seekers?
    Where does Quakers fit in and what do they really do?
     
  2. Wannabe Yogi

    Wannabe Yogi Well-Known Member

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    This is my small piece of knowledge on this subject. There are two types of Quakers the Church type and meeting type.

    I have been a Quaker meeting a hand full of times. People sit in a circle for some time in silent meditation. After a 1/2 hour people start talking if they feel lead to do so. They have no leaders and all Decisions of the meeting house are made by 100% consensus. The try to live a simple life and they believe in nonviolence.
     
  3. seeker69

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    Onkarah, I've come to view the Quakers and a valid option for me in my quest. Actually, I came to that decision yesterday.
     
  4. Onkara

    Onkara Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wannabe for sharing your experience. I have been in a Quakers "Society of Friends" meeting house but have never atteneded.

    Seeker69 that is interesting to hear, I would be interested too in any experience you have with the Quakers, if it comes to that. From what I have read online they seem like a good option. I read they don't have priests or leaders, they even seem to be quite open to the way the meeting goes and how individual beliefs might differ.
     
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