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"Centering Prayer is a discipline to foster interior tranformation, initiated by God and leading, if we consent, to divine union. One's way of seeing reality changes, which empowers one to perceive and respond to everyday life with sensitivity to the divine presence in, through and beyond everything."
-Thomas Keating, Open Heart Open Mind
This workshop offers an introduction to Centering Prayer, an updated method of prayer that has been practiced by ordinary Christians for centuries. It is a way to open ourselves in silence to God's presence and loving action within us. Centering Prayer encourages a growing intimacy wih God and can have a profound effect on how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to others. Centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God and a discipline to deepen our relationship with God.
In addition to learning about about the basic elements of Centering Prayer, there will be time for discussion and the practice of this contemplative prayer form.
Location: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, West Des Moines, IA
Registration fee is $30 and includes lunch.
Please register by February 28 so we can order lunch.
Scholarships are available.
Workshop includes the opportunity to attend four continuing sessions and to join a centering prayer group to support your practice.