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Embodying Centering Prayer – via Zoom

December 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


In this retreat, Ildiko Viczian, an experienced Centering Prayer presenter, will offer her decades-long integration of the practices of somatic awareness, contemplative movement, and Centering Prayer for the first time to the larger contemplative community.

Ildiko will begin with a brief practice of opening to and being present in body and consciousness to God. She will lead us to experience the support of the earth and alignment of the body with gravity, which allows a letting go of muscular holding, preparing for letting go of thoughts during prayer. She will guide us in becoming aware of our external and internal respiration and in this, recognizing the presence of the Holy Spirit. She will then invite us to participate, according to individual capacity, in contemplative movement and prayer, in body-mind-spirit, expressing reverence for and praise to God.

About Ildiko Viczian
Ildiko began her career in visual art and design. She then studied with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of the School for Body-Mind Centering® and anatomy and kinesiology at New York University to become certified as a teacher of BMC® in 1992. She continued her studies with Dr. John Upledger, founder of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release, Dr. Jean Pierre Barral, founder of Visceral Manipulation, and Elaine Summers, founder of Kinetic Awareness. She has taught these educational and therapeutic modalities in the US and throughout Europe.

Ildiko comes from a lifetime of spiritual practices in various traditions. She started attending retreats with  Thomas Keating in 2002 and visited him often at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, USA. She became a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer in 2005, and joined the international team as liaison to France and Hungary. She currently facilitates Centering Prayer groups in the US and Europe in person and via Zoom. She is member of the Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Translation Working Group.

Read Ildiko’s article ”Going Deeper”, published last April. You can find it here.

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December 3, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Internet – Online
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Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW)
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