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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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February 2020
£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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POSTPONED

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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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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