Nancy Cord-Baran and Michael Gidlewski invite you to join us in this weekend retreat. It is for people who participate in any 12 Step program of recovery and have the intention to improve their meditation practice and enlarge their spiritual life.
The retreat will offer an environment of solitude and silence in community with time for reflection, fellowship and 12 Step meetings. We will present an Introduction to Centering Prayer in the context of 12-Step recovery. There will be an optional Track II for participants who have made this retreat before.
Centering Prayer is a simple method of prayer rooted in ancient Christian practice that opens us to God’s presence and divine healing. Some of the fruits you may experience with a regular practice of Centering Prayer include enrichment of one’s prayer life, being able to ‘let go’ in the course of daily life, a non-judgmental attitude toward others, growth in self-knowledge, the ability to live in the present moment, and love and respect for others and all creation.
The vision of 12 Step Outreach is to pass on the gift of Centering Prayer and related Spiritual Practices to improve our conscious contact with a God of our understanding, wherever there is a desire for deeper healing from anyone in 12 Step recovery. (View their website cp12stepoutreach.org)
"There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation and prayer. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit.
But when they are logically related and interwoven, the result is an unshakable foundation for life." AA 12 & 12
If you are starting a meditation practice, seeking a new path, or are interested in deepening your current practice, come and join us.
Nancy Cord-Baran, Michael Gidlewski & Kathleen
Retreat staff have been active in 12-Step recovery for many years and are long time Centering Prayer practitioners. Nancy and Michael are commissioned presenters with Contemplative Outreach and 12-Step Outreach.