The Welcoming Prayer
March 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Welcoming Prayer is a spiritual practice created by three of the founders of Contemplative Outreach; Mary Mrozowski, Fr. Thomas Keating and David Frenette. This simple but effective spiritual practice helps us to remain present and to welcome moments of physical and emotional pain that we confront in our daily lives. Instead of repeating our often-unconscious attempts to avoid or deny our afflictive emotions, we locate, sink into, and accept our physical reactions and emotional hurts. In the process, our pain becomes a portal of psychological and spiritual transformation
Presented by: Steve Standiford is a regular Centering Prayer practitioner. He leads retreats and workshops and teaches spiritual practices through Contemplative Outreach. He is also a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westchester County.