Eastern Mystics: Discovering the Sacred in the Ordinary
"In every generation there are people who reach out beyond the cultural and religious boundaries of their time, and even beyond the limits of their own thoughts, searching for answers to life's deepest mysteries. We call these seekers mystics. In this groundbreaking documentary, well-known mystics from the Buddhist, Hindu, Advaita, and Taoist traditions discuss their own awakening experiences, the nature of mysticism, religious tolerance, love and compassion, spiritual practices . . . They exhort us to discover The Sacred in the Ordinary." (DVD case)
The evening will include viewing the film followed by guided contemplative dialogue.
Tuesday, September 24 2019
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Middleton Community Church
645 Schewe Road (corner of Old Sauk and Schewe)
Register by mail with form at top of page OR pay on-line with credit card below
Be still and know that I am God. -Psalm 46:10
For those new to Centering Prayer or who have completed an Introductory Workshop, these classes will look to Christian meditation as a means of transformation of hearts and consciousness.
Each class will include teachings, dialogue, and meditation period.
6 Thursdays Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Middleton Community Church
645 Schewe Road (corner of Old Sauk & Schewe)
Register below with a credit card OR print off registration form at top of page and mail with a check.
Be still and know that I am God. -Psalm 46: 10
Centering Prayer meditation is a method of receptive, silent prayer that prepares us to open to the gift of contemplative prayer . . . a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ. This class will explore the subtleties and nuances of Centering Prayer as the prayer deepens; teachings on Witnessing Presence are included.
The Welcoming (Prayer) Practice will also be introduced.
Check back for future offerings of this class. Please contact Beth if you would like to have this class presented to your group as a series of 6 classes or an all day retreat. Private instruction in Centering Prayer II Meditation is also available during one-on-one Spiritual Direction sessions. (See the Spiritual Direction page to schedule a session.)
Listening With the Ear of the Heart
Living contemplatively calls us to slow down, pay attention, look closely, and listen deeply. This conscious way of being together in dialogue —- listening with the ear of our heart or Contemplative Dialogue —- is based on a method originally developed by The Thomas Merton Society. Group classes are available upon request.
Contact Beth for more details and to make arrangements for your group.
Private instruction in Contemplative Dialogue is also available, working one-on-one during a Spiritual Direction session. See Spiritual Direction page on website for more information or to schedule a session.
Within each of us lies a yearning and a deep desire to find meaning in our lives, grow closer to God, and come to know our True Self. Since the earliest centuries of Christianity, spiritual ammas and abbas (mothers and fathers) have served as spiritual directors---encouraging others in their search for God. This 2-session class will look particularly at "spiritual direction for contemplatives".
This class is available upon request. Contact Beth for more details and to make arrangements for your group.