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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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January 2020
£170

Time for Renewal

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - January 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. A weekend to refresh and renew our commitment to practice Centering Prayer with extended periods of prayer and silence. 17th January is the feast day of St Anthony of Egypt, Desert Father and founder of Christian Monasticism. We shall look at how Fr Thomas Keating draws on Anthony’s story as a model for our own ‘Spiritual Journey’ and how relevant his life and experience are for us in the 21st Century. Arrive on Friday in time…

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£21

Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop (Harrogate)

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Marks Church,
Leeds Road
Harrogate, North Yorks HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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Led by Rev'd. Mel King and Margaret McNulty. Tea and coffee will be made available. Please bring a packed lunch. To book and for further information contact Ruth Wilson (details below) or go here.

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£20

The Welcoming Practice (Liverpool)

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Liverpool Cathedral Lady Chapel,
St James' Mount
Liverpool, L1 7AZ United Kingdom
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Led by Fr Richard Sloan and Revd Mark Waters The Welcoming Practice is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in and through the experiences of the everyday. It offers healing of our woundedness by addressing its symptoms as they show themselves in our emotional and bodily responses to the events of daily life. It complements the practice of daily silent prayer. The Welcoming Practice invites us to greater inner awakening by helping us break the negative cycle…

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February 2020
£595

That We May Be One: 8-Day Intensive Retreat

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - February 9 @ 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. There will be time for personal reflection, contemplative liturgy and Lectio Divina. We will draw on material from Thomas Keating’s last teaching video series, ‘That We May Be One’. The…

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£25

Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop (Northumberland)

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:45 pm
Shepherd’s Dene Retreat House,
Shepherd's Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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Led by Rev. Mel King. Sandwich lunch and drinks included. For more information: Please see upcoming 2020 Programme on the Shepherd's Dene website (below). Booking: Contact Jan Dumbell (details below).

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Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop (Bedford)

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
St. Andrews Church,
Kimbolton Road
Bedford, MK40 2PF United Kingdom
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Led by Rev. Lesley Jones. 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 required there will be six one-and-a-half hour follow up sessions. These cover essentially the same basic material so even if you couldn't make it to the workshop itself you are welcome to attend the follow up sessions. Further details from…

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March 2020
£260

Finding Fulfillment: Three Centered Living

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - March 8 @ 2:00 pm
The Ammerdown Centre,
Ammerdown Park
Radstock, Somerset BA3 5SW United Kingdom
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Centering Prayer, the Law of Three, and Alexander technique. Led by Jill Benet, Antonio Benet and Jacqueline Evans. In this retreat, we will be looking at how we can join fully in the dance of creation. We will offer practices for body, mind and spirit to help us join the flow towards being one with the Unknowable. We will work with four practices: the Law of Three enables us to see more clearly the dynamic flow of creation, Centering Prayer…

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£25

Centering Prayer and the Four Consents

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
St. Bede’s Pastoral Centre,
21 Blossom Street
York, YO24 1AQ United Kingdom
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The lifetime invitations into the fullness of the presence and reality of God. Led by Revd. Mel King. A day grounded in Centering Prayer with Lectio Divina and reflection on the Four life-giving Consents in the Divine school of love: Our basic goodness; Participation and creativity; Diminishment of our physical powers; Transformation in Christ. Sandwiches may be ordered on arrival or bring a packed lunch. Suitable for anyone with an established practice of Centering Prayer and who is familiar with…

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Consent to God as God Is

March 14 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Giles Parish Centre,
Bury Lane
Codicote, Hertfordshire SG4 8XX United Kingdom
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Led by Steve Pearce. This quiet afternoon with 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 a model of spiritual life in which Four Consents are necessary for growth: consent to our basic goodness; consent to participation and creativity; consent to diminishment and death; consent to transformation. Doors open at 12:30pm for a bring-and-share lunch with…

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Centering Prayer Introductory Day (Durham)

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St. Antony’s Priory,
74 Claypath
Durham, DH1 1QT United Kingdom
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This event has been postponed until the 17th of October.

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