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David Frenette Workshop – via Zoom
February 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Hosted by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.
Silence Speaking, Stillness Acting: Centering Prayer, Contemplative Petition and Unity
Sunday February 20, 2022 via Zoom
11am – 1pm Pacific Time (noon Mountain; 1pm Central; 2pm Eastern; London (BST) 7pm; UTC 19:00)
Free; suggested donation $35 USD
Help! Our world, our loved ones and we ourselves are in need of help. Always, and it seems especially, now. How can we use our Centering Prayer practice to connect with the needs around us and to pray for help in a way that is aligned with our contemplative journey?
This workshop will explore the practice of contemplative petition: prayers of intercession flowing from the dynamic silence and stillness of Centering Prayer. Contemplative petition can help embody our Centering Prayer practice with intention, connecting it with our human needs and the needs of the world. This is not just “praying for what we want” in a materialistic or magical-thinking way. This practice is about surrendering into God in trust, as ultimately, contemplative petition is God in us, praying for God in others.
We will learn how Centering Prayer’s greatest relevance for our contemporary world is in the way it can flow into contemplative petition and contemplative service, into what happens off the prayer seat, in the integration of silence and speech, stillness and action.
Join us as we experientially learn three basic guidelines for a practice of contemplative petition. We will have two short periods of Centering Prayer, the first flowing into a group petition for a common need, the second expressing itself in personalized petitions for a need of your own. We will have small breakout groups for sharing and you will also receive a worksheet that will guide you in continuing your personal contemplative petition practice on your own.
You may also be interested in the 2021 November session, The Dynamic Center of Being.
This event will be recorded for those that cannot attend the live version.
About David Frenette:
David Frenette, author of The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God (Sounds True 2012), is a contemplative spiritual director, mentor for other spiritual directors, and spiritual writer. He co-created and co-led a contemplative retreat community where he lived as a monk for 10 years. He has an MA in transpersonal counseling psychology, has been a trustee of Contemplative Outreach (the international Centering Prayer organization), an adjunct faculty member at Naropa University, a founding member of Integral Spirituality, and a teacher at leading retreat centers across the country. From 1983 until his death in 2018, David’s spiritual father was the Trappist monk and founder of Centering Prayer, Father Thomas Keating. Learn more about David here.
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