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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

Easter Sunrise Prayer (Online)

April 12 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Zoom Cloud Meeting

On Easter Day at 7:00am Rev. Mel King will be hosting a “Sunrise Zoom”. It is open to anyone who wishes to take part. The Easter Gospel, Mary Magdalen meets the Risen Lord, will be the context (John 20:1-9). We will begin with 20 minutes of silent or Centering Prayer followed by a short comfort break and then a Reading and Lectio-style sharing of the Gospel. If you are interested and would like to join please e-mail Mel by Saturday…

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£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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August 2020
$59.95

Thomas Keating’s The Secret Embrace

August 31 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
Online

Following the success of Cynthia Bourgeault's webinar on Thomas Keating's poems in "The Secret Embrace" she has extended this material into a three week e-course for Spirituality & Practice. Cynthia gets additional benefits if you sign up for it via this link.

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September 2020
£25

Online Centering Prayer Introductory Course (North Yorkshire)

September 26 @ 10:30 am - October 3 @ 10:30 am
Online

Led by Rev. Mel King and Carole O'Reilly Hosted by Hambleton Centering Prayer Group and St. Ostwald's Parish Church, Sowerby. This Introductory workshop will now be conducted on Zoom on two consecutive Saturdays: Part 1 on Saturday 26th September from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Part 2 on Saturday 3rd October from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Participants will be provided with both the tools to practice Centering Prayer and the conceptual background. For further details and to book visit Eventbrite.

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October 2020
£25

Online Centering Prayer Introductory Day (Durham)

October 17 @ 10:15 am - October 24 @ 10:15 am
Online

Led by Rev. Mel King and Steve Pearce Hosted by Rev. Nicholas Buxton of St. Antony's Priory, Durham. This Introductory workshop will now be conducted on Zoom on two consecutive Saturdays: Part 1 on Saturday 17th October from 10:15am to 1:00pm. Part 2 on Saturday 24th October from 10:15am to 1:00pm. Participants will be provided with both the tools to practice Centering Prayer and the conceptual background. 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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CANCELLED This retreat is limited to only six spaces to ensure all visitors’ safety while the risk of Covid-19 is present. Please do not hesitate to contact the venue for more information about the new measures we have put in place to keep you safe and well at the House of Prayer. 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…

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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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Cancelled to allow the 8-day Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat to be repeated.

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