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Fear, Freedom and Levels of the Mind: Cultivating Interior Freedom in Fierce Times

April 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Contemplative Enrichment Day with Mark Kutolowski

Fear blocks our ability to hear God’s presence and action in our midst. How do we live from a place of spiritual freedom in an era of upheaval and fear? In this workshop, we will seek to cultivate awareness of fear as it relates to the Primitive, Rational, and Spiritual levels of mind. Much of the day will be spent practicing exercises to strengthen the nervous system, enhance interior awareness, and build our ability to remain spiritually present in the face of fear.

This program will be offered both in-person and online via Zoom. Information on how to access the program on Zoom will be sent to participants in advance.

This program will include a morning and an afternoon session of Centering Prayer.

Mark Kutolowski is an Oblate of Saint Benedict, a contemplative retreat leader, Centering Prayer teacher, wilderness guide, and instructor in the Slavic martial art and health practice, Systema. He has spent the past 20 years exploring the integration of Christian contemplation with physical transformation and our relationship with the natural world. Mark and his wife Lisa live a lay contemplative life and offer hospitality at their homestead, Metanoia of Vermont (http://www.metanoiavt.com).


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Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford,CT6107United States
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