WISDOM SCHOOL: SURRENDERING INTO PRESENCE

   

       [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.

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PLACING OUR MIND IN OUR HEART: AN INTRODUCTORY WISDOM SCHOOL PART A

October 15 - 18       2018

Shalom Spirituality Center     Dubuque, IA
 

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 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

Led by:  Beth O'Brien

Monday, Oct 15   7:00 pm  -  Thursday, Oct 18   lunch

Shalom Spirituality Center

Dubuque, Iowa

$460 includes meals + lodging

$300 includes meals only

 

 

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Wisdom is not about knowing more,
but about knowing deeper with
more of you.
— Cynthia Bourgeault