- Parish Center (56 Trinity Place)
Making a Space for Contemplative Prayer.
Engage heart, imagination, and body in relationship with God. Rejuvenate yourself at Spa for the Soul.
Centering prayer founder Father Thomas Keating wrote, “God’s first language is silence. Everything else is a poor translation. In order to hear this language, we must learn to be still and to rest in God.”
Learn to rest in God through the contemplative practice of centering prayer and gather the tools and resources you will need to develop a regular prayer practice. In the morning we will learn about and experience centering prayer. Beginners may find this a helpful introduction to the practice and longtime practitioners may appreciate a refresher. In the afternoon we will explore ways to practice centering prayer by itself or combined with other prayer practices in a contemplative version of a Daily Office program. Our study will be framed by quotations from Father Thomas Keating’s work.
The quiet day will be led by Lindsay Boyer, a spiritual director, adjunct professor at The General Theological Seminary, contemplative retreat leader, and coordinator of the New York City chapter of Contemplative Outreach.
$25 includes lunch.
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