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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 5 May 9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Fee $250 with lunch and snacks provided
WELCOMING PRAYER - - THE COURAGE TO FEEL OUR WAY TO FREEDOM
You will deepen your understanding of this method of consenting to God’s presence and action in your life.
Facilitator Justice Peter Jamadar
Sunday 27 May 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Fee $150 Snacks only
WALKING WITH GOD - RECONNECTING
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 24 June 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Venue Ortinola Estate, Maracas Valley
Fee $200 Freshly cooked breakfast provided
PENTECOST REFLECTION - - THE FIRE OF LOVE
'Love is ever throwing out sparks
The effects of which is to wound
That it may enkindle with love
And cause delight' St. John of the Cross
Facilitator Marc Grosberg
Saturday 19 May 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.