Welcoming Prayer – Consent on the Go (Just the Facts)
When: Starts Monday, August 5 and runs through Friday, August 30.
What: Online Retreat and Practice Circle on the Christian contemplative practice of Welcoming Prayer — Subscribe here.
Who: Retreat Leaders from Contemplative Outreach, the organization founded by Father Thomas Keating, most known for their teaching of Centering Prayer; our leaders have many years of experience in workshops on Welcoming Prayer.
Format: 12 Emails sent Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; four video programs (30 – 40 minutes each) taped live at a Welcoming Prayer workshop; audio programs to reinforce the teachings; one-hour teleconference (August 27, 8-9 p.m. ET, also recorded for later listering) with retreat leaders.
Content: Exploration of the understanding of the human condition and the three energy centers that often motivate our behavior (the need for security & survival, the need for affection & esteem, and the need for power & control). How the Welcoming Prayer enables us to make choices free of the false-self system. Accounts of the nuances and fruits of the practice. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (both through the emails and in the live teleconference.)
Practices: Step-by-step instructions on Welcoming Prayer, including an audio version of the prayer, plus mini-practices to root the prayer in daily life.
Community: A supportive worldwide community gathering in the Practice Circle sharing experiences
For More Details and To Sign Up: Click on the “Subscribe to E-Course” button at the bottom of this page at SpiritualityandPractice.com. You can also give the e-course as a gift.
Please note: This is essentially the same retreat that we previously offered in 2010 and the same one that has been in S&P’s online system. (To see if you have already taken it, login to your account page.) New this time are answers to Frequently Asked Questions in the Friday emails and a one-hour teleconference. Even if you have already taken this e-course, we invite you to learn anew through the Practice Circle assembling at this time and to renew your consent to the divine invitation to be transformed.