The Centering Prayer Method: An Introductory Workshop

“When you want to pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to God in secret. And God, who sees in secret, will reward you.”
                                           -Matthew 6:6
Are you looking to begin or deepen a contemplative practice? Join us at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin for this introductory workshop. We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words, but this is only one expression. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. It is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

This will be a presentation of the method of Centering Prayer as silent communion with God beyond concepts, words and images. This method is drawn from ancient prayer practices of the Christian contemplative heritage, notably the Desert Mothers and Fathers, Lectio Divina, The Cloud of Unknowing, and the writings of St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, Thomas Merton, and Fr. Thomas Keating. This one-day workshop includes instruction in the method as well as opportunities for experiential practice and conversation.

Will Fiorello, MA & Daniel Hope, MA, Commisioned Contempative Outreach® Presenter Candidates
Mar 16 (F)
Seminary of the Southwest, in the Black Library, 501 E 32nd St, Austin, TX 78705
$75 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)


$75.00 Everyone


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