For the first sixteen centuries of Christian tradition, contemplative prayer was the goal of Christian spirituality. Centering Prayer – a simple form of deep, disciplined, silent listening to the divine – is an attempt to recover and renew ancient Chris- tian prayer practices. While not identical to mindfulness meditation, Centering Prayer has many similarities.
This four-hour introductory workshop, presented in collaboration with Contemplative Outreach Ltd, will help you:
- Understand the historical roots and theology of Centering Prayer
- Learn the basic methods of Centering Prayer
- Practice Centering Prayer with an experienced facilitator
- Become aware of the fruits of a regular Centering Prayer practice
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020 – 12:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP
Cost: $60. In cases of financial hardship, discounted rates are available for $25. Please call 502-452-2749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request financial assistance.
Text: Copies of Open Mind, Open Heart by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, will be avail- able for purchase at the workshop. This text serves as a manual for Centering Prayer.