July 29, 2017 – 8:30am – 12:30pm
Westwood Church * 13056 Atwood Ave. * Omaha, NE 68144
Centering Prayer is a response to the invitation “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) It is a way to give our consent to the presence and transforming grace of the Divine Dwelling in silence beyond thoughts, words and emotions.
This introduction will include a brief overview of the contemplative tradition, the method of Centering Prayer and how to let go of thoughts and the effects of a deepening relationship with God in our daily lives. Registration fee is $30. This includes the book by Fr. Thomas Keating: Open Mind, Open Heart.
Registration is due by July 19th. Send registration to: Cecelia Arndt 1711 North 160th Street Omaha NE 68118 Make checks payable to: Nebraska Contemplative Outreach Include name, email, address and phone number Please bring a small snack to share. Registration begins at 8:15am. Questions? centering@nebraskacontemplativeoutreach
Tuesday, March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $30 includes lunch (plus $16 fee for the book if needed) We will be using the book “Open Mind Open Heart” by Thomas Keating. Please bring a copy with you or you can purchase a book by adding $16 to the fee and it will be available the day of the retreat.
Centering Prayer is a response to the invitation to “Be still and know…God.” (Psalm 46:10)
It is a way to give our consent to the presence and transforming grace of the Divine Indwelling in silence beyond thoughts, words and emotions. Grounded in the contemplative heritage of the Christian tradition, our intention in Centering Prayer is to consent with open mind and heart to the Divine Mystery that sustains all creation.
This introduction will include a brief overview of the contemplative tradition, the method of Centering Prayer, how to let go of thoughts, and the effects of a deepening relationship with God in our daily lives.
Facilitator: Don Bredthauer is a retired United Methodist pastor and a Certified Spiritual Director, has practiced Centering Prayer since 1989. He regularly facilitates retreats and classes on prayer for which he was commissioned in 1995 by Thomas Keating and Contemplative Outreach.
Knowles Mercy Center, 2304 Campanile Road, Waterloo, Ne 68069 ~ 402.359.4288 ~ Email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center and for driving directions go to our website at www.kmscenter.org