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Introduction to Centering Prayer & Spiritual Practices for Difficult Times

Spiritual Practices for Difficult Times
Spa for the Soul, Trinity Church Wall Street Parish Center,
2 Rector Street, New York NY
Saturday, March 11th, 10 am – 3 pm

How do we pray when words fail us or when we are filled with fear, anger, or despair?  In this quiet day we will explore three practices that can help us to remain prayerful and centered as we cope with challenging emotions and situations.  Centering prayer is a form of silent, wordless prayer from the Christian tradition in which we rest silently in God’s presence.  The lament psalms of the Bible provide beautiful, powerful prayers that can help us to express our more difficult emotions to God in prayer.  We will look at ways to develop or refine a rule of life to help us to live mindfully and fruitfully, examining how we can create more time for prayerful activities and control the influence of digital media in our lives while strengthening the support we find in community.  We will also explore the relationship of prayer and action.

The quiet day will be lead by Lindsay Boyer, a spiritual director, adjunct professor at General Theological Seminary and contemplative retreat leader.  $25 cost includes lunch.  For more information, contact Lindsay Boyer.
To RSVP, contact Trinity Wall Street.


Introduction to Centering Prayer
with Lindsay Boyer, Paula Hastings, and Mark Lewis
Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, 254 Hicks Street

Five hour introduction March 4th, 10 am – 3 pm
Four follow-up sessions, Saturday March 11, 25, April 1, 8,  3 pm – 4:30 pm

This is a great introduction for beginners and will also be helpful for those who would like to refresh and renew their practice.  All are welcome.  We ask for a suggested donation of $20 to cover the cost of lunch, but if you are unable to pay for the lunch, please come anyway!

We will meet four additional Saturdays to practice centering prayer and to view and discuss short videos by Father Thomas Keating, one of the founders of centering prayer.  These followup sessions are free and open to all.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lindsay Boyer.

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