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Centering Prayer: The Human Condition via Zoom
May 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$20
The Mercy Center Centering Prayer Program presents:
Centering Prayer and the Human Condition
Live Online Saturday May 15, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM USA Pacific Time
“Where are you? Why are you hiding?” In his book The Human Condition, Thomas Keating writes, “This marvelous story of creation is not just about Adam and Eve. It is really about us. It is a revelation of where we are … At every moment of our lives, God is asking us, ‘Where are you? Why are you hiding? All the questions that are fundamental to human happiness arise when we ask ourselves these questions: Where am I? Where am I in relation to God, to myself, and to others? These are the basic questions of human life.”
In this workshop we will explore what Keating calls our “programs for happiness” ― areas in which our small self grasps for security, affection and control; but which rarely bring us true satisfaction. As we learn to recognize these and see them in action more clearly we can invite God’s help in letting them go, and in discovering ourselves as we are: fully loved by God exactly as we are, ready to receive the Living Water that truly satisfies.
This online Centering Prayer workshop includes instruction, group practice, and opportunity for discussion and questions.
A $20 donation is suggested to support the program; however, any donation you are able to contribute is gratefully accepted. Your presence is most important.
Please register using the link below.
Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, retired psychologist, and adjunct staff member at Mercy Center, primarily serving on the Centering Prayer team. She has a special interest in participating in the reclamation of the Christian Wisdom tradition and fostering the contemplative practices so urgently needed at this time in our world.
Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, and Centering Prayer coordinator at Mercy Center. Joy is dedicated to fostering contemplative practices such as Centering Prayer and others within the Christian Wisdom tradition that help us become aware of God’s ever-present love. As a scientist she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.