Key Contemplative Ancestors: Eckhart, Hadewijch, Mechthild, Porete
October 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Meister Eckhart, the most quoted Christian mystic of our time, actually lived 1260-1327. Surprisingly for medieval times, he was dramatically influenced by women mystics of his time. Though a world-class philosopher and popular preacher, Eckhart shared their passion that people not just believe right ideas about God, but also have a deep, real experience of God. Our workshop will engage the inspiring lives and teachings of Eckhart and these heroic women as well as providing time for contemplative prayer and rich dialogue.
This will be presented live as well as over Zoom!
Rickey Cotton, Ed.D., is a spiritual director and presenter of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina and on faculty for the Living Flame program of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. As a leader of workshops and retreats, he presents around the country on such topics as John of the Cross, The Desert Mothers and Fathers, Divine Therapy, and Meister Eckhart. Now Professor Emeritus, for over 30 years Rickey taught English and Religion at Southeastern University in central Florida.