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Welcoming Prayer Introductory Workshop

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

According to Fr. Thomas Keating, “Welcoming Prayer is the practice that actively lets go of thoughts and feelings that support the false-self system. It embraces painful emotions experienced in the body rather than avoiding them or trying to suppress them.”

This workshop introduces participants to the method of the Welcoming Prayer and provides an opportunity to practice. We’ll establish Welcoming Prayer’s place in Body Awareness Practice and include discussions of the human condition and the false-self system as conceptual background to Welcoming Prayer.

Presented by Mike Smoolca

Mike Smoolca is a contemplative group and workshop facilitator and a dedicated teacher and student of contemplative practice and wisdom spirituality. He is a Contemplative Outreach Commissioned Presenter of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina and Welcoming Prayer and has lead many Centering Prayer Formation training workshops. He is Coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of CT, the Christian Contemplative Experience at Holy Family, and the Northern CT Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. Mike is a practicing spiritual director and supervisor as well as a BioSpiritual Focusing companion and teacher.

Please register using the link below.


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Mike Smoolca