Presenter: Keith Kristich So many of us grow up with the message that God is the great, old Guy-in-the-Sky. This God loves the world, but is ultimately separate from it and separate from us. But the great contemplatives say otherwise, that God is the Heart of our hearts and the very Center of our souls.
Looking back on the Covid-19 evolution of 2020, we will reflect on our own evolving and devolving during the pandemic. We must encounter the unwanted to be able to recognize the wanted in times of change. How have we changed physically? How have we grown spiritually? What brought out the best in us? What brought
Presenter - Susan Komis What is contemplation? In addition to exploring three stages critical to our spiritual journey relative to prayer and faith in ordinary life, this extended weekend retreat will include presentation and discussion on the dynamic of the many people who are beginning to experience and live a contemplative life in our contemporary
All of us have myriad stories to tell. Some focus on your family history, spiritual journey, experiences in Nature or a life-changing situation. These stories can take many forms but the most compelling are the ones written from the heart, those that touch and move us and sometimes transform both the writer and reader. Writing
THE ENNEAGRAM AND CONTEMPLATIVE LIVING A Virtual Retreat from Contemplative Outreach of New Mexico June 19, 2021 9:30-3:30 Mountain Time The Enneagram offers a profound body of wisdom for psychological and spiritual healing. Based on the triadic nature of reality, it is intended to help us awaken to our truer nature. Understanding the Enneagram to
An anonymous Christian contemplative from the middle ages wrote the classic work The Cloud of Unknowing. Centering Prayer, of course, is based on this seminal work of spiritual practice. The whole of The Cloud of Unknowing is about contemplation. The practice of contemplation goes beyond the mind. It goes into unknowing. The author is insistent
Presenters: Sr. Ruth Ann Madera, Fr. Phil Billotte, Doug Laplante. Rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition, the goal of this form of Christian prayer is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. Intensive: An in-depth retreat for those experienced in Centering Prayer. The retreat will facilitate
"Centering Prayer and Enneagram" retreat is meant for anyone who wants to advance in their contemplative prayer practice with a deeper knowledge of who we are and why we do the things we do. Knowing who we are is the first step into growing in wisdom. Enneagram personality types will show us what motivates us
A Zoom Centering Prayer Group Facilitator Training (everyone is encouraged to take this training to be empowered to share these volunteer opportunities). This Level 1 workshop consists of fundamentals of facilitating a Centering Prayer group including: – the spirituality of facilitating a Centering Prayer group; – the basics of facilitating a Centering Prayer group; -
Mark Kutolowski will be facilitating this introduction to Centering Prayer. It includes both instruction and group practice in a method that fosters contemplative prayer. Please see the link below to register.
A four-hour workshop.