The Embodied Heart: Deepening Three-Centered Knowing with Allen Bourque, Laura Ruth, Kerstin Lipke

Jun 1-3, 2018

This weekend retreat offers a unique opportunity to explore “three-centered knowing”, a key aspect of the Wisdom path. As we embody awareness in the moving, feeling and intellectual centers, we cultivate and awaken the Heart, our abiding connection with Presence and Life.

The Taoist and Christian Wisdom traditions share a deep orientation to the development of the heart; physically, energetically, and as the seat of a vibrant, connective presence and perception. Through practices from both traditions, we will explore these dimensions of the heart, working with what is universal as well as what is unique to each of us. Expect lots of playfulness and humor during our time together!

Allen Bourque is a long-time Centering Prayer practitioner and tai chi teacher who has been presenting workshops and retreats throughout New England. He 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. He weaves together the strong body and awareness-based practices of Daoism with the profound heart-centered practices of Christianity.

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