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Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Sat, 27 Jan 2018
1 days
Eastern US

St. Mary's Sewanee

770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee , TN
United States
Phone: 931 598-5342
Fax: 931 5985884
Tennessee US
Contact Name: 
Debbie Yelk
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One-Day Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Centering Prayer is a method of prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. It consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God's presence and action within. The introductory workshop is an opportunity to learn about the contemplative life and Centering Prayer as a discipline of prayer.  The format for the workshop is an all-day session with opportunities to experience Centering Prayer.

Centering Prayer is drawn from ancient prayer practices of the Christian contemplative tradition, notably the monastic practice of Lectio Divina (praying the scriptures), The Cloud of Unknowing, John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.

The Rev. Gordon Peerman, DMin, is an Episcopal priest and leader of One River Wisdom School Nashville, a mindfulness meditation group. He has been engaged with contemplative practices, including Centering Prayer, mindfulness meditation, yoga, and chi gong since 1975. He has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at Vanderbilt and St. Thomas Health Services, as well as classes in Buddhist Christian Dialogue at Vanderbilt Divinity School.  He is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering.  He lives in Nashville.

When: Saturday 09:00 am - Saturday 03:00 pm (Lunch is Included)
Fee: Commuter: $60.00