Praxis Circles meet monthly to offer communal support for those desiring a contemplative approach to Christianity. Each gathering begins with sacred chanting and meditation to ground the group in contemplative practice, followed by time for spiritual conversation, reflection, and deepening connection. We go forth with the holding of a silent spaciousness.
Anyone who has participated in a Wisdom School--or desires to learn more about the contemplative path---is welcome to attend.
Gatherings on the 3rd Monday of each month.
Next gathering: December 17 2018
1:00 - 2:30 pm Spiritual Practice
2:30 - 3:30 pm Social
Please note: this month’s gathering will be held at the Home Office of Contemplative Presence. The gathering will be extended until 3:30, offering a time for camaraderie. Please bring an hors de oeuvres to share.
Home Office: 3596 Sabaka Trail, Verona, WI 53593 (far west side of Madison)
Register by mail with form at top of page OR pay on-line with credit card below
[Lift] up your heart toward God with a meek stirring of love. . . .
For a naked intent direct toward God is sufficient without anything else.
(The Cloud of Unknowing, 14th century)
Centering Prayer offers a path into a new way of seeing the world that is both astonishing and deep-seated: the perception of non-duality. Grounded in the Christian contemplative classic The Cloud of Unknowing, exploration into this radical and profound understanding of Centering Prayer will engage us as we balance our days with meditation, sacred chanting, conscious work, and group teachings.
Continued inquiries into attention and sensation will also be a part of our time together.
Recommended, but not required: Introductory Level Wisdom Work
Led by: Beth O'Brien
This Wisdom School will be offered again in 2019. Check back soon for details.
Only when the mind is "in the heart," grounded and tethered in that deeper wellspring of spiritual awareness, is it possible to live the radical openness and compassion that are beyond the capacity of the anxious, fear-ridden ego. - Cynthia Bourgeault
Following the Benedictine rhythm of ora et labora (prayer and work), this 4-day experiential retreat will offer an introductory immersion into Wisdom Work.
Silence, small group teachings, instruction in spiritual practices, and group meditation will provide the framework to introduce retreatants to the Christian contemplative tradition.
Recommended: an established meditation practice.
This PART A Placing Your Mind in Your Heart Introductory Wisdom School can be a stand alone retreat or it can be paired with PART B Seeing With the Eye of Your Heart: Introductory Wisdom School.
Please contact Beth for more details and / or to make arrangements for this Wisdom School experience for your group.