Wednesday evenings, December 3, 10, & 17
3:30-5:30pm in the Chapel
Centering Prayer is a modern Christian contemplative prayer practice or a method of meditation. Like all methods of meditation the goal of Centering Prayer is to free us from what the Buddhists call “monkey mind” or the compulsive internal chatter of our minds. All the major faith traditions have recognized and placed a high value on the transforming power of meditation. Modern neuroscience gives a scientific description of the nature of the healthy changes meditation, including Christian contemplative prayer, bring about.
Using both video and personal presentations, these three sessions will provide theological context and history, explanations of the method, and opportunities to practice. Through the times of silence, Centering Prayer is simultaneously a relationship with God and a discipline to continually foster that relationship. Its purpose is to learn to open ourselves to God’s extraordinary love in ordinary, daily life and experience it as a grounding force in our sometimes chaotic and always changing world. The sessions are planned for Wednesdays at 3:30 to 5:30pm, December 3, 10, and 17 in the Chapel.
If you have questions or would like more information about these sessions, please contact Jackie Falk at 218-724-3637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.