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Advent Retreat: Incarnation as Practice – via Zoom
December 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - December 5, 2021 @ 11:00 amFree
This online retreat is an entry into an intentional Advent where we are invited to pause, listen, reflect, and be renewed in our relationship with the Indwelling Presence through prayerful, silence, solitude and community.
During this three-day retreat, we will practice Incarnation through intentional silence, solitude, listening, resting and stillness. This retreat is about spaciousness – giving ourselves over to extended, open time just to be with God in prayer, in nature, in walking, music, reading and the silent company of others on retreat. It is an invitation to lay down our ordinary life to experience the extraordinary right-now presence of God during this sacred time of the year. The retreat will include periods of Centering Prayer, music as a vestibule to prayer, simple prayerful gestures, Lectio Divina, optional soul-friending and lots of open time offline for reflection, resting, journaling, art-making or whatever stimulates your child-like wonder.
The retreat will be facilitated by Pamela Begeman. Pamela is a commissioned presenter of both Centering Prayer and the Welcoming Prayer. She co-creates and facilitates many of the Contemplative Outreach worldwide online retreats, programs and publications. She is also one of the creators and editors of The Contemplative Life Program, a series of 40-day booklets on contemplative practices and dispositions. Her daily spiritual practices root her in the present and Presence while being an active wife, mother and professional. Pamela coordinates communications, technology and programs for the international office of Contemplative Outreach and lives in Austin, Texas. She also serves on the steering committee of The Meditation Chapel, a Zoom-enabled worldwide prayer chapel for people of all practices and spiritual traditions.
The retreat is free, with a suggested donation of $40. Please register using the link below.