THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NAMES ON OUR WAITING LIST AS THERE ARE OVER 75 PEOPLE ON IT.
IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners
This retreat is being co-sponsored with Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center.
This retreat provides a sacred opportunity for a large Community of Contemplatives to gather as a healing presence to the world and to one another. Individually you’ll deepen your Centering Prayer practice with Cynthia Bourgeault, one of the great contemplative guides of our time. The retreat will unpack some of the key ideas in her highly acclaimed book The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice. Emphasis will be placed on the notion of “nondual personhood,” as well as the method and foundations of the Centering Prayer practice. Participants will see that Centering Prayer is not simply a Christianized form of other meditation methods, rather a method that has its own specific mechanism to transform consciousness from a narrow to broader perspectives of personhood.
This retreat will be held in silence. Each day will include wisdom teaching with Cynthia, movement practice, Contemplative Eucharist, chanting, and multiple Centering Prayer periods. The retreat is open to practitioners on all spiritual pathways, the basis for our conceptual exploration and practical work will lie in centering prayer and the christian theological perspective which underlies it. All levels are welcome, though an established centering prayer or meditation practice is helpful. For those who cannot attend the full week, we welcome participants to join us for the weekend of November 8-10.
The following teachers will be assisting and supporting Cynthia in her leadership of the retreat:
November 08, 2019 05:00 PM
November 14, 2019 01:00 PM
Copper Beech Institute
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT, 06107 Map It >