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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…
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April 2020
£170

An Introduction to the Welcome Prayer

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - April 19 @ 4:00 pm
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet. Sometimes called ‘consent on the go’, Rev Dr Cynthia Bourgeault describes the Welcome Prayer as ‘a powerful path for connecting the inner consent of Centering Prayer with the outer requirement of unconditional presence in daily life’. We will introduce the method of the Welcome Prayer Practice and, by putting it into practice, recognise its power as a tool to release the obstacles and hidden motivations preventing us from fully living life as it is. The weekend…

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The Secret Embrace: Unpacking the Final Teaching of Thomas Keating

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Barn,
24 Greencoat Place
Victoria, London SW1P 1RD United Kingdom
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Held in conjunction with Silence in the City and led by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault. In the last five years of his life, Thomas Keating underwent a profound spiritual transfiguration, taking him far beyond our usual understanding of the final, or “unitive,” stage of the spiritual journey--and even beyond the roadmaps he himself so brilliantly constructed and taught for more than forty years. Surprisingly, this journey to the mystical wellsprings of selfhood is conveyed to us in the form of…

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June 2020
£170

Centering Prayer Immersion Weekend

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 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 retreat is suitable for those who are familiar with and are establishing their practice of Centering Prayer as well as experienced practitioners. Advanced booking with the House of Prayer (below) is essential. Arrive on Friday in time for supper at 7pm and leave on Sunday at 4pm.

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July 2020
£255

That We May Be One

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - July 6 @ 4:00 pm
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill and Antonio Benet. 'The Christian experience of awakening and of unity consciousness is a true Oneness that involves the full participation of our humanity, body, soul and spirit.’ (Thomas Keating) This retreat provides an opportunity to form a small community for a long weekend where we will engage in practical activity, study, and extended periods of Centering Prayer. Advanced booking with the House of Prayer (below) is essential. Arrive on Friday in time for supper at 7pm…

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October 2020
£25

Centering Prayer Introductory Day (Durham)

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St. Antony’s Priory,
74 Claypath
Durham, DH1 1QT United Kingdom
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Led by Rev. Mel King. This workshop is both for those who are drawn to silent prayer and would like to explore further, and also for those who may already have a practice of silent prayer. Participants will be provided with both the tools to practice Centering Prayer and the conceptual background. A 4-6 week follow–up course is available, to be arranged locally. Drinks will be available. Please bring a packed lunch. For further details and to book visit Eventbrite.

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November 2020
£595

8-Day Intensive Retreat

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - November 8 @ 10:00 am
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet. Intensive Retreats provide an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves fully in the practice of Centering Prayer, often proving to be a watershed in their practice. There will be up to three hours of Centering Prayer each day and time outside meetings is held in silence, with time for personal reflection, contemplative liturgy and Lectio Divina. We will draw on material for reflection from Thomas Keating’s extensive body of work, including videos and writings. The retreat…

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£170

Silence

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - November 22 @ 4:00 pm
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet. Much has been written about “silence” and how necessary it is for our wellbeing and spiritual needs or progress. Thomas Keating, quoting St John of the Cross describes silence as “God’s first language”. The purpose of this weekend is to explore Silence in a small community, its practical nature and how it deeply penetrates our lives. We shall draw from the work of teachers such as Thomas Keating, Cynthia Bourgeault, Raimon Panikkar and Robert Sardello and…

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