God — the source of true joy and lasting peace — is not outside, at a distance from ourselves. God is the very origin of ourselves. Contemplatives of all traditions know that, as the author of The Cloud of Unknowing writes, "God is your being." Contemplative practice is a means of sinking into the deeper parts of ourselves and waking up to our rootedness in God as the Ground of Being.
But it can be a struggle to sit still and “just be.” The capacity to be is the mystical way of deep prayer & contemplation: resting in God beyond the activity of our mind, body & email — resting in God as the Beingness of our being, the Source of our self.
Weaving teachings from Fr. Thomas Keating, Cynthia Bourgeault, Rupert Spira, and The Cloud of Unknowing, this retreat explores how Centering Prayer opens us to God’s Being within us and the Becoming of God expressed in our daily lives.
Join this centering prayer retreat to explore:
• God as the universal Ground of Being
• Why oneness with God is so practical
• Contemplation as a way of opening to our natural state of mind
• The role of attention & “Objectless awareness” in Centering Prayer
• Finding God as closer that breath
God’s peace and presence of God are at the source of our very selves.
Join this retreat to explore in theory and practice!
Keith helps people slow down and reconnect with their deepest self in God.
Keith is a commissioned Presenter of Centering prayer through Contemplative Outreach, trained with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Leading contemplative prayer groups and retreats, and is a certified teacher of meditation and the Enneagram. Keith is the founder of Closer Than Breath.