Reflection on the Spiritual Journey Centering Prayer Retreat
(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
Sewanee, TN 37375
Reflections on the Spiritual Journey: A Conversation
Saturday, April 17th, 2021, 9:00AM-12:00PM Central, $50
Offered online via Zoom.
The language of the “spiritual journey” is central to Thomas Keatings’ contemplative vision and his writings. And he sees the practice of centering prayer as a good way to further that journey.
In this workshop we will have an unstructured conversation about the journey and the practice of centering prayer. It is open to the curious beginner, the experienced practitioner, and those in between.
Centering Prayer is a form of Christian silent mediation where one lets go of thoughts during periods of prayer typically lasting 20 minutes. It is rooted in the self-emptying love that forms the heart of Jesus’ teaching and life. The effect on those who practice it is an ever-increasing awareness of God’s action and presence in the course of ordinary life.
The Rev. Tom Ward is the retired university chaplain at the University of the South and now spends his days focusing on the contemplative dimension of the gospel, teaching Centering Prayer, and leading retreats.