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Centering Prayer Retreat

Date: 
Fri, 16 Feb 2018
Duration: 
7 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Hallelujah Farm

98-42 Bradley Rd
03443 Chesterfield , NH
United States
New Hampshire US
Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Kerstin Lipke
Contact Email: 
kerstinlipke@gmail.com

 

Choose a weekend (three days, two nights) or weeklong (eight days, seven nights) option:

Weekend Sacred Silence retreat:
Dates: Friday, Feb 16 - Sunday, Feb 18, 2018

Location: Hallelujah Farm, 98-42 Bradley Rd, Chesterfield, NH 03443
Contact Name: Kerstin Lipke
Contact Email: kerstinlipke@gmail.com
Suggested Donation: $250 (includes $50 deposit)

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Week-long Sacred Silence retreat:
Dates: Friday, Feb 16 - Friday, Feb 23, 2018
Location: Hallelujah Farm, 98-42 Bradley Rd, Chesterfield, NH 03443
Contact Name: Kerstin Lipke
Contact Email: kerstinlipke@gmail.com
Suggested Donation: $525 (includes $75 deposit)

Winter’s invitation is to move downward and inward, to join the plants and hibernators in darkness, waiting, and unknowing. To listen in the quiet depths of the heart, opening to a greater mystery within. Practicing together in silence calls us to the core of who we are, inviting transformation at the deepest levels and preparing us to be in the world with equanimity and grace. This week-long retreat, with a weekend-only option, is a rare opportunity to go deeply into silence and solitude within a Wisdom community of support through the practice of Centering Prayer. While this will be the primary emphasis during the retreat, we will also experience: 

- Lectio Divina or “sacred reading” – an ancient monastic practice of listening to the Spirit speak to our hearts through Scripture

- Sacred Chanting – no prior singing experience necessary!

- Embodying Prayer – gentle, natural movements and gestures that complement our sitting practice.

- Conscious Practical Work – a practice of presence and attention.

- Eucharistic Worship – all are welcome. 

People of all spiritual traditions (or none) are welcome. Prior experience with silent prayer or meditation may be helpful. We will make available an optional instruction or review of the practice of Centering Prayer, a method of silent prayer within the Christian contemplative tradition. 

Retreat Guides: The Rev. Steven Bonsey, Allen Bourque, Kerstin Lipke & Laura Ruth. 

Venue: Guests receive the hospitality of Sandy & Roger Daly at beautiful Hallelujah Farm. Accommodations are in shared double rooms. Single rooms may be available upon request. 

For more information and to register, contact Kerstin Lipke at kerstinlipke@gmail.com.

In order to hold your place, the following deposits are requested: 
- Week-long retreat: $75 is due by January 26th. 
- Weekend retreat: $50 is due by February 2nd. 

 

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