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SAVE the DATE: Ubuntu and Contemplation: How an Indigenous African Philosophy Maps Our Spiritual Path to Global Community via Zoom
with Michael Battle
Emerging from the ancient cultural traditions of sub-Saharan Africa, the deeply communitarian philosophy known as Ubuntu challenges Western habits of mind in ways that complement and complete the experience of contemplation.
In Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices, we find a path that opens us up to oneness – both union with God and unity with all human beings, including those who may seem different from us in race, culture, religion, or national origin. As we move into this more connected state of awareness, it is essential to do so communally, rather than just individually – and grasping the message of Ubuntu is a big step toward the ability to love our neighbors as ourselves.
In this workshop, we hope to bring together people from diverse backgrounds who share an interest in contemplation. Together we will learn about Ubuntu as we pray through, think about and practice how to release the natural unity the Holy Spirit constantly offers the world.
The workshop is sponsored by Contemplative Outreach chapters in Chicago, Atlanta, Colorado, and Maryland/Washington DC.
Registration will open in mid-March.