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Centering Prayer – Introductory Program
Valle Crucis Conference Center
Most spiritual traditions have some form of contemplative practice. Virtually all have a goal of expanding or deepening the consciousness of the practitioner. Centering Prayer is a surrender method of contemplative prayer that reaches back to the early days of Christianity. Modern-day masters such as Fr. Thomas Keating and the Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault refer to Centering Prayer as a “heartfulness” practice. Join Rob Field, Director of Center for Spiritual Wisdom, and Becky Hannah of Contemplative Outreach of Western N.C., as we learn the basics of this ancient method of contemplation.
Participants should plan to arrive early for this mini-retreat. Arrive on Saturday by 9:30 in the morning for the introductory workshop, followed by a mini retreat Saturday evening through 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The retreat will give participants an extended opportunity to practice Centering Prayer in community with others. For an additional fee, participants can arrive Friday afternoon, take in supper at the conference center, and spend a relaxing evening before the start of the workshop this next morning.
Retreat begins 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 ends 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20
Cost: $140, all inclusive
Rev. Rob Field (Director, Center for Spiritual Wisdom) and Becky Hannah (CO Area Coordinator, Asheville, N.C.)
Early arrival on Friday, Aug. 18 is available for an additional fee.
To register: go to Valle Crucis Conference Center web site and download registration form or call or email the conference center.
For further details about the retreat, go to Center for Spiritual Wisdom's web site.