with Reverend Carolyne Mathlin
Part 2 of a Three Part Series
Five Tuesdays beginning June 21
Each class will include sitting in the silence for an extended period of time, reviewing and discussing a chapter from Centering Prayer Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault and an exploration of the nuances of the Centering Prayer Method.
“Contemplative prayer is a process of interior transformation, a conversation initiated by God and leading, if we consent, to divine union. One’s way of seeing reality changes in this process. A restructuring of consciousness takes place which empowers one to perceive, relate and respond with increasing sensitivity to the divine presence in, through, and beyond everything that exists.
-Father Thomas Keating in Open Mind, Open Heart
“Many people have found that contemplative prayer puts a certain order into their lives. As their minds became clearer and less cluttered, they are better able to choose their priorities. By giving time to contemplative prayer they actually have more time, because they stop doing things that before were useless or unnecessary.”
-Father Thomas Keating in The Better Part