Two Legs and a Body: The Contemplative Dimension of Christianity,

Centering Prayer and the Work of Inner Christianity in the

Body as Sanctuary and Transformer

Led by Sharon Johnson

Cost is $40

What I exercise is not my body, not my functions. It is the whole being. I do not look at my body from outside with my intellect. The body is the seat, the base of my life, inseparable from the whole. It must be perceived from within. I wish to trust life, trust this irresistible power centered in my abdomen. I seek an attitude, a way of being, in which my center of gravity is imperturbable.

Jeanne De Salzmann, “The Reality of Being” p.143

Please join us for a two-day retreat experience of embodying the two legs upon which The Church of Conscious Harmony stands. We will bring together our passive and active practices in the body. Madame De Salzmann taught that “conscious work” requires simultaneous participation of the separate brains or “centers” governing the thinking, feeling and moving functions in order to experience a unified Presence; this requires a certain “struggle” that is not directed against automatic functioning as much as it is for the positive aim of remaining present. 

This two-day retreat will be offered for 20 participants in-person in the Fellowship Hall at The Church of Conscious Harmony and will be offered online as well, with no limit to the number of online participants. This offering is ideal for participants in The Journey School and for those with a hunger to understand more of how the Work of Inner Christianity and Centering Prayer are lived together in ordinary life.

Schedule:

Friday, July 8th, 2022

9-9:15am Welcome and introductions

9:15-9:30am Embodied Sacred Prayers

9:30-9:50am Centering Prayer

9:50-10am Break

10-10:20am The Nature of Breath and Practice

10:20-10:40am Vertical Being and Balance

10:40-11am Sitting/Sensing into Centering Prayer

11-11:10am Break

11:10-noon Sacred Geometry I

Noon-12:45pm Lunch with Silence & Solitude

12:45-1:15pm Praying the Chakras & Heart Opening

1:15-1:45pm Inverted Centering Prayer

1:45-2:15pm Restorative

2:15-2:45pm Discussion

2:45-3pm Comments & Closing Prayer

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

9-9:15am Embodied Sacred Prayers

9:15-9:30am Son Salute

9:30-9:50am Nadi Shodhana into Centering Prayer

9:50-10am Break

10-10:20am Front Opening

10:20-10:40am Vertical Being & Balance II

10:40-11am Spiraling

11-11:10am Break

11:10- Noon Sacred Geometry II

Noon-12:45pm Lunch with Silence & Solitude

12:45-1:15pm Praying the Chakras & Heart Opening II

1:15-1:45pm Inverted Centering Prayer II

1:45-2:15pm Restorative

2:15-2:45pm Discussion

2:45-3pm Comments & Closing Prayer

Centering Prayer 2-day Retreat Registration - Two Legs & a Body

  • 2-day in-person and online Centering Prayer Retreat with special content - Friday & Saturday, July 8-9 9:00am-3:00pm. After 'submitting' the form you will be transferred to PayPal for payment. Then look for an email confirming registration. Please keep this email handy. It contains the retreat schedule, login link for online participants and information about what to bring for in-person participants.