The Contemplative Way
James Finley, Ph.D
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Living a More Contemplative Way of Life

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.
Suggested readings:

Finley, James. The Contemplative Heart
Merton, Thomas. New Seeds of Contemplation & The Sign of Jonas

Suggested Reading

William Johnston (trans.) The Cloud of Unknowing. Image Books, 1973.

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