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At such a time God may, perhaps, send out a shaft of spiritual light … and show you some of his secrets…
The Cloud of Unknowing, 26

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March 2019
£20

Introductory Workshop

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Bede’s Pastoral Centre,
21 Blossom Street
York, YO24 1AQ United Kingdom
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A workshop both for those who may already practice Centering Prayer and also for those who are drawn to silent prayer and would like to explore. As well as times of prayer, the day will include talks on the “tools” and conceptual background, and opportunities for discussion. Led by Rev. Mel King and Rev. Mark Waters. Refreshments provided; please bring a packed lunch. To book register online: http://www.stbedes.org.uk/events-booking-form OR contact The Bede Pastoral Centre: Tel: 01904 464900 ; admin @stbedes.org

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Understanding the Human Condition

March 23 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Giles Parish Centre,
Bury Lane
Codicote, Hertfordshire SG4 8XX United Kingdom
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This afternoon of enrichment consisting of periods of silent prayer and some teaching input will be of interest to those who already have an established practice of silent prayer or are seeking to establish one of whatever type. We will be looking at Fr. Thomas' teaching on the "False Self", that constellation of habits of mind, knee-jerk reactions and prejudices that controls our lives - if we let it. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please contact Steve Pearce (below)…

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April 2019

Centering Prayer: Revisiting the Practice

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Convent of Poor Clares,
Crossbush
Arundel, W. Sussex BN18 9PJ United Kingdom
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A day of encouragement for those who practice Centering Prayer and those who would like to re-invigorate their practice. Suggested donation £10. Space is limited! If you would like to attend please book with Sr. Clare Ruva (below) before 28th February. Tea and coffee will be provided; please bring a packed lunch.

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May 2019
£25

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

May 4 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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June 2019

Centering Prayer Immersion Weekend to Deepen our Practice

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - June 9 @ 4:00 pm
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet. This weekend offers the opportunity to spend time in silence with a small group and deepen the experience of Centering Prayer. The weekend is suitable for those who are familiar with and are establishing their practice of Centering Prayer as well as experienced practitioners.

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September 2019

Immersion Retreat Gift of Life: Life and Living, Death and Dying

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - September 20 @ 4:00 pm
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet. On this Retreat we shall be exploring the gift of life in all its phases, even those of diminishment and death, as phases of evolution and transformation through Christ, using the DVD series with Thomas Keating OCSO. The retreat will be held mostly in silence with extended periods of Centering Prayer and with ample time for personal reflection.

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£550

Finding Fulfilment

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - October 4 @ 6:00 pm
The Ammerdown Centre,
Ammerdown Park
Radstock, Somerset BA3 5SW United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet, Antonio Benet and Jacqueline Evans. A Wisdom way of working with Centering Prayer, The Law of Three and Alexander Technique.

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October 2019

8-day Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - November 3 @ 10:00 am
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet. This retreat is an experience of integrating contemplation and action through silence, solitude and community. Recommended for those who have attended an Introductory Workshop and who have been practising Centering Prayer for at least six months.

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