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| ‘Christian Contemplative Prayer is the opening of mind and heart, our whole being, to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions.’ Thomas Keating |
INTRODUCTION TO CENTERING PRAYER
This course introduces you to Centering Prayer as developed by the Cistercian Monk, Fr. Thomas Keating. You will be taught the method of Centering Prayer as well as its conceptual background.
Recommended Reading: Open Mind Open Heart by Thomas Keating $130
Facilitator Justice of Appeal Gregory Smith
Saturday 21 October 9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Fee $250 with lunch and snacks provided
WALKING WITH GOD
This contemplative walk through the beautiful Ortinola Estate will challenge you to rediscover yourself as part of the fullness of God’s creation.
The bright colours of the lush forest, the perfumed scents carried by the tropical breeze, the rhythmic sounds of the Acono River are sure to restore a sense of balance to souls caught up in a fast-paced world.
Wear long pants and sneakers and a hat for the sun (you will be walking through some forested areas and shallow streams)
Facilitators Russell Nath, Ian Benjamin, Marc Grosberg
Sunday 5 November 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Venue Ortinola Estate, Maracas Valley
Fee $200 Freshly cooked breakfast provided
YOUR PERCEPTION OF GOD
Surrounded by the beautiful grounds of the Ortinola estate, spend a morning exploring this fundamental question.
Facilitators Nicole Dumbell, Russell Nath
Date (to be announced)
ADVENT THE WORD MADE FLESH
In this season of Advent, come explore what these words meanto you through reflection,meditation,movement and drawing
Facilitator Nicole Dumbell
Saturday 25 November 9:00 a.m.- 12 noon
ANNUAL CONFERENCE – 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
ORTINOLA GREAT HOUSE, MARACAS VALLEY
The Annual Conference provides the opportunity for the coming together of the members of the Centering Prayer Groups and the many others who practise the prayer or are interested in it. We encourage everyone to join us to pray and celebrate together.
Theme Finding the Key:- The place of silence in our lives today
Feature Speaker: Sr. Fionnuala Quinn (International Coordinator for Contemplative Outreach)
Saturday September 30 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fee $280 with lunch and snacks provided
To ensure a place register and pay early.