A silent retreat devoted to exploring how it is possible to live a contemplative way of life in the midst of today's world. Closely following his book The Contemplative Heart, James Finley will first provide a basic way of understanding what a contemplative way of life is. The emphasis will then be given to the practical, day-by-day ways in which we can cultivate more habitual contemplative awareness of the God-given Godly nature of our daily lives. Time will be given for group meditation, personal reflection and discussion of the themes presented.
The topics covered in the conferences include:
What does it mean to live a contemplative way of life?
Our daily life as a monastery without walls.
Meditation as way of fostering the transformations of our mind and heart.
Discerning that which hinders our ongoing spiritual fulfillment.
Finley, James. The Contemplative Heart Merton, Thomas. New Seeds of Contemplation & The Sign of Jonas
William Johnston (trans.) The Cloud of Unknowing. Image Books, 1973.
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