Centering Prayer Practice Clinic February
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About the Event
This is a monthly opportunity to explore Centering Prayer. It is suitable for beginners and long-time Centering Prayer practitioners.
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer which prepares us for contemplation. It is a quiet way of actively surrendering. The 4 guidelines method lets God become the main agent and operator of our prayer. It is a method for resting in God's Indwelling Presence and cultivating our willingness to consent to God's presence and action in our lives.
Monthly on 4th Thursdays
Section 1 Reviewing and discussing the 4 Guidelines of Centering Prayer as taught by Thomas Keating and the Contemplative Outreach organization which he founded. This is a time to bring your questions and open up discussion clarifying the how-to aspect of the 4 Guidelines.
Section 2 25 minutes of silent Centering Prayer
Section 3 A time for sharing reports about our prayer experience.
for more information:
Contemplative Outreach www.contemplativeoutreach.org/
Contemplative Outreach chapter of Rochester NY https://contemplativeoutreachrny.com/about
The 4 Guidelines are:
1 Choose a saced word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God's presence and action within.
2 Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly and silently introduce the sacred word.
3 When engaged with thoughts, return ever-so-gently to the sacred word.
4 At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.
Thursdays 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Eastern