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Embodying the Presence of God
The Embodied Heart:
Finding Presence in Daily Life
June 1-3, 2018
In the Wisdom tradition, the heart is an ‘organ of perception’ and our place of connection with Presence and Life. Becoming acquainted with the heart allows us to open more fully and attune to the varied circumstances of our everyday lives.
Join us for a weekend retreat that offers a unique opportunity to explore and begin to develop a relationship with our heart. Through guided contemplative and body-based practices drawn from Taoism, Christianity, and Robert Sardello’s Heartfulness, we will explore the space of our hearts in a variety of ways and contexts: from the depths of our prayer lives to chopping vegetables to conversation with one another.
We will live within a rhythm of centering prayer, chanting, lectio divina as well as conscious practical work. There will be free time to rest or enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Farm.
People of all spiritual traditions (or none) are welcome. Some experience with silent prayer or meditation may be helpful.
Retreat Guides: Allen Bourque, Laura Ruth and Kerstin Lipke.
Allen is a long-time Centering Prayer practitioner and tai chi teacher who has been presenting workshops and retreats throughout New England for several years. He is a graduate of the Shalem Program for Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats, a member of the faculty of the Life Together Community of Brookline, and a member of the Board of Contemplative Outreach Boston.
Retreat begins: Friday, June 1st at 5:30pm with a light supper.
Retreat ends: Sunday, June 3rd at 2pm after lunch.
Cost: All are welcome and we are grateful for your support in the amount you feel you can afford. As a guideline, the suggested contribution for this weekend retreat is $250 which includes a $50 deposit.
Venue: Guests receive the hospitality of Sandy & Roger Daly of beautiful Hallelujah Farm. Accommodations are in shared double rooms. Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional suggested contribution of $25/night.
In order to hold your place, the following deposit is requested:
$50 due by May 11th.