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April 2017
£375

Heartfulness

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - April 28 @ 2:00 pm
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet. A, mainly silent, Centering Prayer Retreat offering immersion in the practice and time to reflect on the Heartfulness material drawn from the interviews of Fr. Thomas Keating by Betty Sue Flowers. These interviews include subjects entitled: The Pursuit of Happiness, The Human Condition, Suffering, Love and the Trinity and Divine Transformation. This retreat is suitable for those who are familiar with and are establishing their practice of Centering Prayer as well as experienced practitioners. Arrive on…

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Introduction to Silence

April 29 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Chiswick Catholic Centre,
2 Dukes Avenue
Chiswick, W4 2AE United Kingdom
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Led by John O'Brien and Christiane Ghose. Learn to practice contemplative prayer by the Thomas Keating method: Centering Prayer. Start time 10:15 for 10:30am. Please bring a packed lunch. Free.

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May 2017

Introductory Workshop

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Giles Parish Centre,
Bury Lane
Codicote, Hertfordshire SG4 8XX United Kingdom
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Led by Steve Pearce A six-hour workshop introducing the basic principles of Centering Prayer with a detailed explanation of the method and opportunities to practice. Suggested donation £10. Bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided. If there is enough interest, the workshop will be followed by six one-and-a-half hour sessions on alternate Tuesdays starting on May 16th at 7:30pm. These cover essentially the same basic material so even if you couldn't make it to the workshop itself…

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June 2017
£150

Centering Prayer Immersion Weekend

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - June 4 @ 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. This weekend is suitable for those who are familiar with and are establishing their practice of Centering Prayer as well as experienced practitioners. Arrive on Friday in time for supper at 7.00 pm and leave on Sunday at 4.00 pm. Advance booking is essential.

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September 2017

Festival of Prayer

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ripon College,
Cuddesdon
near Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX44 9EX United Kingdom
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A day to explore different aspects of spirituality and prayer. This festival is put on at Ripon College near Oxford by the Diocese of Oxford with the BRF. There will be a keynote speech and a series of workshops. Our own Claire Carruthers will give an hour-long workshop on Centering Prayer twice during the day, at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Claire says: I will begin by describing the context in which Centering Prayer has emerged. We will look at how Cistercian…

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£30

Transforming the Heart: An Introduction to Centering Prayer

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hall behind St. Augustine’s Church,
St Augustine's St.,
Norwich, NR3 3BY United Kingdom
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This workshop will be suitable whether you're new to meditation practice or looking for a fresh approach; an old hand at Centering Prayer and would welcome a refresher session; or if you're in 12 step recovery and looking for an 11th step practice. The programme for the day will be spacious and will include talks, discussion and opportunities for group practice. It will be presented by Liz Day and Debbie House, in association with Norwich Christian Meditation Centre and Contemplative…

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Living with the Mystics

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
St. Nicolas’ Church,
Bury St.
Guildford, Surrey GU2 4AW United Kingdom
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A Study Day to Explore Fr. Thomas Keating and Centering Prayer. Led by Jill Benet. This day, which is open to all, is organised by the World Community of Christian Meditation. Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided from 10:00am onwards. Suggested donation £10.

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£525

Finding Fulfilment: Centering Prayer, The Law of Three and the Alexander Technique

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - September 29 @ 4:00 pm
The Ammerdown Centre,
Ammerdown Park
Radstock, Somerset BA3 5SW United Kingdom
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Led by Jill and Antonio Benet and Jacqueline Evans Centering Prayer, sometimes known as the prayer of consent, is a way of opening our hearts and minds to the divine action within. The Law of Three enables us to discern the true nature of reality. The Alexander Technique will offer an easy gentle way of releasing physical tensions caused by our addiction to thought.

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October 2017

Introductory Day on Centering Prayer

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Convent of Poor Clares,
Crossbush
Arundel, W. Sussex BN18 9PJ United Kingdom
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A six-hour workshop introducing the basic principles of Centering Prayer with a detailed explanation of the method and opportunities to practice. Suggested donation £10. Bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided. Presented by local practitioners Sr. Clare Ruva, Brenda Bayne and Rev. Guy Partridge. To book contact Sr. Clare (clareruva1@gmail.com) or Guy Partridge (as below). If you aren't available on October 7th a similar event is being held at One Church Brighton on the 14th. Contact Barbara…

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£450

Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - October 22 @ 9:00 am
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet and Brenda Bayne. 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. Arrive on Sunday in time for supper at 6.00pm and leave on Sunday, after breakfast. Advance booking is essential.

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