Mar 27-29, 2015
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Join contemporary contemplative Cynthia Bourgeault and Quaker singer and chant-writer Paulette Meier in a weekend of experiencing and exploring the Christian mystical tradition. Refresh yourself with Centering Prayer and Quaker silence. Open your heart and mind by singing Paulette’s haunting and singular chants. And absorb reflections on how the rich streams of the Christian mystical experience flow together with an internationally known scholar and practitioner of that tradition.
Modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader Cynthia Bourgeault travels globally to teach and spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom path. A long-time advocate of the meditative practice of Centering Prayer, she has worked closely with such colleagues as Thomas Keating, Bruno Barnhart, and Richard Rohr and has participated in numerous InterSpiritual dialogues and events with such leaders as A.H. Almaas, Kabir Helminski, Swami Atmarupananda, and Rami Shapiro. Cynthia is the author of eight books: The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, The Wisdom Jesus, Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, Mystical Hope, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, Chanting the Psalms, and Love is Stronger than Death. More information about Cynthia and her work can be found at http://www.contemplative.org/cynthia.html.
Paulette Meier is a singer/songwriter, whose work as a peace educator led to her award-winning CD, Come Join the Circle, LessonSongs for Peacemaking, used in classrooms and families around the country to inspire and help children learn the ways of non-violence. While a Quaker artist-in-residence at Pendle Hill, Paulette was first inspired to set some early Quaker texts to song, which she later did, recording them in chant-like, a cappella style on her CD, Timeless Quaker Wisdom in Plainsong. These meditative chants open a window on Quaker spirituality and offer a meditative focus in spiritual practice. Learn more about Paulette and her work at http://www.paulettemeier.com.
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