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Feb 16-18, 2018

Sacred Silence: An Immersion in Contemplative Practice Weekend Retreat with Steven Bonsey, Allen Bourque, Laura Ruth, Kerstin Lipke

Hallelujah Farm — Chesterfield, NH

This retreat has become an annual event at Hallelujah Farm. Offering weekend immersion in Wisdom Practice in the depths of winter, this is an opportunity to delve into the elements that emerge within the container of a silentretreat, a rare treat in the Wisdom tradition. Time will be spent within a rhythm of silent prayer, chanting, lectio divina, conscious work and contemplative movement.

The Rev. Steven Bonsey works at the juncture of contemplative practice and social justice. He is a student of Cynthia Bourgeault, a commissioned presenter of Contemplative Outreach, co-founder of the Leadership Development Initiative, Co-Director of Wisdom & Money and former Canon Pastor of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston.

Allen Bourque is a long-time Centering Prayer practitioner and tai chi teacher who has been a student of Tai Chi and related Daoist internal arts for over 20 years and is an advanced student of Cynthia Bourgeault, graduate of the Shalem Program for Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats, member of the faculty of the Life Together Community of Brookline, and a member of the Board of Contemplative Outreach Boston

For more information and to register contact: Kerstin Lipke – kerstinlipke@gmail.com.

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Mar 17, 2018

Save the Date – One Day Conference with Cynthia in Atlanta with Cynthia Bourgeault

Cathedral of St. Philip — Atlanta, GA

Save the Date for the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault

We are excited to announce that the Cathedral is partnering with Contemplative Outreach Atlanta and Ignatius House to bring The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault to Atlanta next spring!
 
In this one-day conference, Cynthia will explore the themes of her book, The Heart of Centering Prayer.  Centering Prayer is the path to a wonderful and radical new way of seeing the world. It is not, as is sometimes thought, simply an act of devotional piety, nor is it simply a Christianized form of other meditation methods. It is, in fact, a pioneering development within the Christian contemplative tradition in which the mind effectively switches to a new operating system that makes possible the perception of nonduality.  She will also take us on a journey through one of the sources of the practice, the Christian contemplative classic The Cloud of Unknowing, revealing it to be among the earliest Christian explorations of the phenomenology of consciousness.
 
This day long conference will include lectures, discussion and question & answer, and of course, time for centering prayer itself.  We will notify you in January 2018 when registration is open, but in the meantime you can click here for more information.

The cost is  $50/person and includes lunch.  

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Mar 18-21, 2018

3 Night Retreat:”Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening” with Cynthia Bourgeault

Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center — Atlanta, GA

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening” is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer. Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault goes further than offering an introduction, however. She examines how the practice is related to the classic tradition of Christian contemplation, looks at the distinct nuances of its method, and explores its revolutionary potential to transform Christian life.

Modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader, Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault divides her time between solitude at her seaside hermitage in Maine, and a demanding schedule traveling globally to teach and spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom path. Please join us for this special retreat at Ignatius House.

What a Weekend Retreat at Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center includes:

Retreats begin at 6:15 pm with a Reception & Dinner and conclude after Mass and Lunch on last day.

A comfortable private room with private bath, all linens and towels included.

Fresh, wholesome, delicious meals, prepared by our professional kitchen staff. (While separate vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meals cannot be requested, there is sufficient abundance of fresh salads, vegetables and fruit sides offered for a good nutritional meal. A refrigerator is available for any food you feel you might need to assist you in your dietary needs)

What does it cost to attend a retreat?

The cost for this 3 night retreat is $550. You can choose to pay in full now, or pay half at the time of registration with the balance due 14 days prior to your retreat start date. Alternatively, you can send in a check for $550 within 7 days of registration.

How do I register?

Registration details can be found on the Ignatius House site.

Payments can be made by check or credit card. (Please enter your name as it appears on your credit card.) If paying by check at registration, your registration is marked as tentative until the check is received. Please make checks out to Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center.

For financial aid, please call the office.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled at least 14 days prior to the start of the retreat. If within that 14 day period, you may apply this amount to another retreat offered by Ignatius House, to be used within 12 months of the cancellation. Alternatively, you may choose to donate that amount to the ministry of Ignatius House. After 12 months, any un-applied credits are counted as a general donation.

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Mar 25 - Apr 1, 2018

Journey to the Heart of Love: A Passage through Holy Week Week-long Retreat with Steven Bonsey, Allen Bourque, Laura Ruth, Kerstin Lipke

Hallelujah Farm — Chesterfield, NH

This eight day (7 night) retreat begins on Palm Sunday and ends with a celebration on Easter. In the container of the conscious love between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, we will walk alongside in personal witness and community Wisdom experience through the deep mysteries of Holy Week. Time will be spent within a rhythm of silent prayer, chanting, lectio divina, conscious work and contemplative movement.

The Rev. Steven Bonsey works at the juncture of contemplative practice and social justice. He is a student of Cynthia Bourgeault, a commissioned presenter of Contemplative Outreach, co-founder of the Leadership Development Initiative, Co-Director of Wisdom & Money and former Canon Pastor of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston.

Allen Bourque is a long-time Centering Prayer practitioner and tai chi teacher who has been a student of Tai Chi and related Daoist internal arts for over 20 years and is an advanced student of Cynthia Bourgeault, graduate of the Shalem Program for Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats, member of the faculty of the Life Together Community of Brookline, and a member of the Board of Contemplative Outreach Boston.

For more information and to register contact: Laura Ruth – laurampruth@gmail.com.

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Mar 29 - Apr 1, 2018

Journey to the Heart of Love: A Passage through Holy Week Weekend Retreat with Steven Bonsey, Laura Ruth, Allen Bourque, Kerstin Lipke

Hallelujah Farm — Chesterfield, NH

This long weekend (3 night) retreat begins on Maundy Thursday and ends with a celebration on Easter. In the container of the conscious love between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, we will walk alongside in personal witness and community Wisdom experience through the deep mysteries of the Holy Triduum. Time will be spent within a rhythm of silent prayer, chanting, lectio divina, conscious work and contemplative movement.

The Rev. Steven Bonsey works at the juncture of contemplative practice and social justice. He is a student of Cynthia Bourgeault, a commissioned presenter of Contemplative Outreach, co-founder of the Leadership Development Initiative, Co-Director of Wisdom & Money and former Canon Pastor of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston.

Allen Bourque is a long-time Centering Prayer practitioner and tai chi teacher who has been a student of Tai Chi and related Daoist internal arts for over 20 years and is an advanced student of Cynthia Bourgeault, graduate of the Shalem Program for Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats, member of the faculty of the Life Together Community of Brookline, and a member of the Board of Contemplative Outreach Boston.

For more information and to register contact: Laura Ruth – laurampruth@gmail.com.

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