Tag: Centering Prayer
In Centering Prayer, whenever we notice we are caught up in thoughts, the instruction is to return ever so gently to our sacred symbol. But then what? In this post, Kimberly Holman talks about making an intentional gesture of open receptivity.Read More
In 2005, after completing a Masters in Theology and the Arts, I took a job teaching High School in downtown Los Angeles. I learned a lot in teaching, growing and stretching in ways I never could have imagined.Read More
Learn methods practiced by Christian mystics for centuries to consent to the action and presence of God within, including Centering Prayer, The Examen, Lectio Divina, Christian Meditation, and the Jesus Prayer.Read More
In contemplative circles, we often talk about cultivating ongoing practices. Given what the term “contemplation” means for so many with no training or familiarity with the tradition, this seems antithetical.
“Wait, doesn’t contemplation mean sitting and thinking about something for a very long time?” It’s inactivity par excellence. If you fool yourself long enough into thinking that kind of inactivity matters in the world, well, you turn it into a lifestyle and call yourself a contemplative.Read More
One of the challenges of writing about the contemplative path is to address people’s needs adequately – to meet them where they are. What assumptions do we share? What terminology do we use with an interfaith community?Read More