Deepening Our Meditation Practice in Community

An 8-week facilitated journey on the path of centering prayer

Mondays, 5.45 to 7.15pm, at St Augustine's Hall, from 15 Oct (excluding 26 November)

The sessions will be loosely structured around David Frenette's book 'The Path of Centering Prayer'. It will be an opportunity to renew our practice and explore some fresh insights. The group will be suitable both for those new to centering prayer and experienced practitioners. It will also offer fresh perspectives for people who have a different form of meditation - all welcome. 

The group will be facilitated by Liz Day, who has been practising centering prayer for 16 years. She has offered and taken part in numerous centering prayer workshops, groups and retreats over this time, and has studied with national and international teachers. 

Places are limited - please book via Eventbrite before 8 October if you would like to join us. The sessions are offered on a gift basis - pay what feels right for you. We are asking for a £20 payment up front as a token of commitment and to reserve your place - this can be revised, up or down,  towards the end of the 8 weeks. 

To book go to: https://path-of-cp.eventbrite.co.uk

For those new to centering prayer - it is a non-conceptual, silent meditation practice, originally pioneered by Trappist monk Fr Thomas Keating in the 1970s. It is now practised by thousands of communities and individuals worldwide - including 12 step recovery groups - and an organising body called Contemplative Outreach provides support and resources. 

"Practising centering prayer awakens one to deeper meaning, as life itself becomes a spiritual journey. With centering prayer and Christian contemplation, God becomes a living reality instead of just a fundamentalist belief," writes David Frenette. "This book on the subtleties of contemplation and centering prayer reflects what I have searched for in my own life: the knowledge of how to better discipline yourself, what to do in practice as the contemplative journey deepens, and how to say yes to the transcendent mystery of life and God." 

"I'm looking forward to sharing silence and centering prayer teachings with you, as I know it strengthens my own practice to meditate with others," says Liz. "I think diving into David's book is going to be a real treat."

"David's primary spiritual gift is in bringing forth new dimensions and nuances of contemplative practice... This is an extremely important endeavour, for a spiritual tradition stagnates unless it continues to breathe new life into itself with resources appropriate for longtime practitioners, new generations of seekers, and changing social conditions. This book in my view is the best, most comprehensive and most practical book on centering prayer." From the Foreword to The Path of Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating

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To book go to: https://path-of-cp.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information about Centering Prayer go to: 

www.contemplativeoutreach.org
www.contemplativeoutreach.org.uk

Any questions, contact:
Liz on 07951 928877 or liz@norwichmeditation.co.uk


Liz Day, 21/09/2018