Listening Together: Toning, Centering, Welcoming, Discerning, Blessing
Monday evenings -- 7:00 to 8:30 pm
August 7 -- September 25, 2017 (8 Mondays)
Cost: Support of Pathways Retreat by donation
This will be an experiment in silence in community. All are welcome. Regular attendance helps. Instruction will be offered in all the silent practices.
7:00 - 7:10 Toning: Freeform Singing
7:10 - 7:30. Centering Prayer
7:30 - 8:00. Welcoming Prayer and Listening and Discerning in Community
8:00 - 8:30. Reflection, Tea and Conversation, Blessing
Primary resource: "Welcoming Prayer: Consent on the Go" from Contemplative Outreach -- A praxis booklet to learn the Welcoming Prayer practice, as well as the contextual background for its transformative process. A 40 day guide. Only $20.00 and also available for free download online.
Also recommended: "Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality" by J. Brent Bill
Facilitator: Nina Lanctot has attended two Wisdom Schools with Cynthia Bourgeault and is also strongly influenced by the teaching of Richard Rohr. She is the pastor of Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite and a spiritual director.