At such a time God may, perhaps, send out a shaft of spiritual light … and show you some of his secrets…
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May 2019

Cynthia Bourgeault. From Performance to Gift: Deepening the Practice of Centering Prayer

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Dunstan’s Church,
Earle Road
Liverpool, L7 6HD United Kingdom
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Cynthia has said that ‘there are too many doing Centering Prayer in their heads, preoccupied with the correct application of “their” sacred word or struggling to achieve a thought-free inner state.....Once the kenotic nature of the prayer is grasped and trusted all this falls away. As “letting go” becomes an embodied gesture rather than a spiritual attitude...Centering Prayer immediately drops out of the head... the practice shifts from some thing you perform to something you give.' Cynthia will lead practitioners…

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Cynthia Bourgeault. Preaching in Liverpool.

May 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

On Sunday 5 May 2019 Cynthia Bourgeault will be preaching in Liverpool. First, at 10.00am at St Bride’s Church, Percy Street, Liverpool L8 7LT; then at Evensong at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral (L1 7AZ) at 3.00pm.

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Cynthia Bourgeault. Putting the Mind into the Heart.

May 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Bride’s Church,
Percy Street
Liverpool, L8 7LT United Kingdom
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Centering Prayer and the Christian Contemplative Tradition: ST BRIDE’S PUBLIC THEOLOGY LECTURE. This talk will explore the practice of Centering Prayer from both a theological and neurological perspective. It will look at how this no-frills method of meditation in the Christian tradition differs from the standard ‘entry-level’ mindfulness practice with which it is often confused. It will also explore how Centering Prayer sheds new light on that ancient Christian intuition that contemplation is not simply a spiritual pathway or devotional…

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