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A Two-Session Introduction to Centering Prayer via Zoom
July 21 @ 6:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pmFree
Are you Interested in learning more about the method of Centering Prayer, or do you know someone who is?
In this two-part Zoom workshop, participants will learn the method of Centering Prayer and its conceptual background. There will also be two opportunities to experience the prayer, followed by time for Q & A. The workshop is open to beginners as well as those who wish to deepen their practice. It will cover:
• Prayer as Relationship
• The Method of Centering Prayer
• Thoughts and the Use of the Sacred Word
• Deepening our Relationship with God
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.
Space is limited, so please register now. The two sessions are on consecutive Wednesdays, July 21 and 28, 6:00-8:00pm via Zoom. The program is offered on a free-will donation basis, $25 suggested. To register, click here or contact Bill Epperly at email@example.com) for more information.
Following the two-session Introduction, a six-week program, “Deepening Your Practice,” will also be offered. Beginners and long-time practitioners of Centering Prayer are invited to join this six-week long program, with a one-hour Zoom session each Wednesday evening August 4 – September 8.
Centering Prayer is a simple practice. Simple, but not easy to master. Participants will benefit from weekly gatherings which will include: brief tips on practicing Centering Prayer, 20 minutes of prayer time with the group, and time for Q & A afterwards. The goal is that you come away from the program confident in your practice and experiencing Centering Prayer at a new, deeper level. Click here to register for “Deepening Your Practice,” or contact Bill Epperly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
About the presenters: Bill Epperly, PhD, is a research biochemist who left the lab in search of awakening. He is a workshop leader and spiritual director and is commissioned by Contemplative Outreach to teach the method of Centering Prayer. Bill is an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University where he teaches integral spirituality.
Sandy Janowski is a retired Social Worker, Addiction Counselor and Community College Adjunct Instructor. In 2009 she was commissioned by the Institute of Spiritual Companionship and has been a practitioner of Centering Prayer since 2001. Sandy serves on the Circle of Service for Contemplative Outreach Chicago. She is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.