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Half Day Centering Prayer Retreat: “Lost in the Mystery: Radical Contemplative Living” Part 1
October 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm$15.00
SPONSORED BY CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH OF MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON (COMW)
“God is so intimately present to us that the constant awareness of God’s presence is always available to us, if we are open to it. It embraces us, everything in our lives, and all reality at the same time. Being in the presence of God as much as we can all day long is the secret of continuous growth in contemplative prayer.”
– Father Thomas Keating
How can we live in the mystery of God always? In other words, how can we pray without ceasing? And what does that even mean? How is unceasing prayer related to our regular sitting practice of Centering Prayer? We will delve into these questions and more in this two-part series on radical contemplative living.
Lost in the Mystery: Radical Contemplative Living Part 1
In Part 1, “Lost in the Mystery,” we will discuss deeper ways of practicing Centering Prayer, the issue of transcending the method of Centering Prayer, what pure prayer is, and how sitting practice relates to unceasing prayer.
The morning will include three 30 minute periods of centering prayer and an interactive discussion.
Led by COMW Leadership Team Member
Subject to Change
8:45am to 9:00am check in and get centered (Eastern time zone)
9:00am 30-minute Centering Prayer, 5-minute contemplative “walk”, followed by 25-minutes Centering Prayer
LJ’s presentation and discussion—about 90 minutes
11:30 30-minute Centering Prayer
For additional information and registration instructions, click on the link below.
Contact COMW Chapter Coordinator with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested $15 goodwill offering per half-day retreat.