Turning to Thomas Merton as our guide in Contemplative Living
This is the one hundred year anniversary of the birth of the world-renowned Christian monk and author Thomas Merton. In this retreat James Finley, who spent nearly six years with Merton at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, will help us explore Merton’s trustworthy guidance in the gentle art of contemplative living. Time will be given for brief periods of silent meditation and discussion of the themes presented.
Golden Jubilee Celebration
A fantastic day of praise and teaching to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal. 1500 people, from all over the UK and Ireland, We came to thank God for the gift we call Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Together we remembered that millions of lives have been transformed in the last 50 years. This was a wonderful experience of faith and fellowship.
Centering Prayer and the Road to Non Dual Awakening
Cynthia gave this talk in November 2016 In this talk she looks at Christian expressions of Non Dual spirituality.
Dadirri The Aborational Gift of Contemplation
“Indigenous Spirituality and its Transformative Impact” Aboriginal elders in Australia wish to bestow the gift of dadirri, or contemplation, on the British, Europeans and others who have occupied their land. It is an intriguing situation, where those who have been colonised wish to redeem the colonisers by bestowing a spiritual gift. There is a powerful rationale to this: by insisting that the colonisers become contemplatives, the indigenous hope and pray that such a gift would inspire a new and fairer ethics, since they believe an activation of spirit would lead to responsible living and right action. What we see here is similar to Richard Rohr’s idea that contemplation and action are inherently related, two aspects of the one liberation.
Going to the Heart of the Matter: Must all religious people now be mystics
.”We have arrived at an ‘Eastern’ moment in the West, and as an alternative to allowing our traditions to fall apart we might consider cultivating a new interiority in religious faith. “That is what the trend toward Christian meditation is pointing to, and I wish to explore this topic in these five talks.” 1.The future of Faith and a Spiritual Memoir. 2. How and why we are becoming more Spiritual 3. The Spirituality of the whole Person. 4. Leuning Cartoons of the Spiritual Life 5. Rediscovering God for the Present and the Future
2016 Norwich Christian Meditiation Various
Robert Fruehwirth has reflected, meditated, and spoken on Julian for more than 25 years, first as a monk in the Order of Julian of Norwich, then in the person-centered counselling post-graduate programme at the University of East Anglia (UEA)