Thu, Mar 25 | Zoom Meeting

Centering Prayer Practice Clinic March

A monthly practice clinic to deepen our understanding and practice of Centering Prayer

Time & Location

Mar 25, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Zoom Meeting

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

Format

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.

Future Meetings:

Thursdays   9:30 - 10:45 a.m.   Eastern

   April 22

   May 27

   June 24

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