Insight Meditation and Centering Prayer: A Day of Practice and Dialogue
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:30 am to 4:30 am
An On-Site Workshop
With Ted Jones and Guest Teacher, Cynthia Bourgeault
This workshop will explore the similarities and differences between the Buddhist practice of Insight Meditation and the Christian practice of Centering Prayer. The unifying theme will be the emphasis in both on receptivity and interior silence, along with love and kindness. The goal will be to examine how they may be approached as complementary components of a spiritual path . The workshop will include instruction in both practices, as well as periods of silent meditation and contemplation. There will be ample time reserved for questions and discussion.
Cynthia Bourgeault is an influential spiritual teacher, Episcopal priest, author, and internationally renowned retreat leader. For more than three decades, she was a student, colleague, and friend of the late Father Thomas Keating, the founder of the Centering Prayer movement. She has written two highly respected books on the subject: Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening and The Heart of Centering Prayer. Cynthia has also taught Centering Prayer retreats worldwide, including her acclaimed online course on The Secret Embrace, Thomas Keating's final work.
Ongoing Covid precautions: In order to attend this workshop, you must be fully vaccinated. You will have to show proof of vaccination at the door, or you may also email the Director with a copy of your proof of vaccination before the class. You may be asked to wear a mask while inside the building. This will depend on Covid restrictions at the time of the workshop. As an added precaution, if you have cold or flu like symptoms, we ask that you do not attend any offering until you have had a negative quick covid test.
Once you have registered for this offering you will be sent a confirmation email.
Lunch: A volunteer will provide vegetarian soup, salad and bread at lunchtime. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch or a supplement for the soup, if they prefer. A microwave and refrigerator are available.
There is no half day option for this offering.
Registration is open until Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:30 am
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