Centering Prayer Retreat
November 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm–November 12, 2017 at noon
House of Blessings Retreat and Renewal Center
171 Hummingbird Lane
Eureka Springs, AR 72362
Facilitated by Dr. Nick Cole
Commissioned by Contemplative Outreach
Cost of weekend is $265. Includes double room and meals.
To register go to www.houseofblessings.org
Give yourself the GIFT of a SILENT retreat in the Ozarks as the fall colors begin to put on their dazzling show. This retreat will be anchored in communal prayer and silence. It is for ANYONE seeking a deepening centering prayer practice. There will be periods of Centering Prayer, spiritual teachings on DVD or CD by teachers such as Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr, and Cynthia Bourgeault, and private time for rest, study, and prayer. Optional evening sessions will include a discussion of the false-self system in action, and a 12-step meeting OPEN TO ALL.
Centering prayer is a way of bringing to consciousness the unconscious “emotional wounds of a lifetime” (Thomas Keating) and revealing these stumbling blocks as cornerstones of the TRUE SELF. The 12-step program is a more cognitive way of dealing with emotional shortcomings and character defects. Come and experience the powerful synergy of these two spiritual resources. Be still and know….
Centering prayer is the keystone of a comprehensive commitment to the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. Open Mind, Open Heart