The retreat will meet on Friday from 6:00-8:00pm and on Saturday – Monday from 8:00am-4:00pm.
This unique four-day workshop will introduce vestibules as preparation to Centering Prayer. Simple body movement, carefully guided, creates a feeling of comfort and openness in the body. Sacred chant, combined with reverential gesture, instills a devotional quality that moves our intention toward the heart. The introduction of conscious breathing exercises has the effect of quieting the mind’s chatter. This workshop will lead us from vestibule to Centering Prayer. It allows one to wade deeper into contemplative waters where God’s presence and action reside. Participants will be given handouts enabling them to continue with the vestibules at home.
Jim has been teaching contemplative practice for 20 years. He created The Five Dimensional Approach to prayer incorporating movement, breath, and chant. He has taught with Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Richard Rohr.