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Contemplative Christianity at the Dawning of the Second Axial Age

June 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Annual Day of Reflection with The Rev. Matthew Wright

Many thinkers today believe we are entering a “Second Axial Age” — a great shift in consciousness and spirituality equal to that which produced the headwaters of our great religious traditions between roughly 800-200 BCE. This next shift is related closely to the process of globalization, and our emerging sense and planetary need for oneness. Profound Interspiritual permeability will characterize this next phase. We will examine the insights modern Christian Mystics such as Teilhard de Chardin, Bede Griffiths, and Raimon Panikkar offer us.

This program will be offered both in-person and online via Zoom. Information on how to access the program on Zoom will be sent to participants in advance.

This program will include a morning and an afternoon session of Centering Prayer.

The Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider interspiritual framework. He has been a student of Cynthia Bourgeault since 2010. Alongside his practice of Christianity, Matthew draws deeply from the sacred worlds of Islamic Sufism and Vedanta Hinduism.

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Mike Smoolca


Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT 6107 United States
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