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“The Cloud of Unknowing” via Zoom
June 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$25
An anonymous Christian contemplative from the middle ages wrote the classic work The Cloud of Unknowing. Centering Prayer, of course, is based on this seminal work of spiritual practice. The whole of The Cloud of Unknowing is about contemplation. The practice of contemplation goes beyond the mind. It goes into unknowing. The author is insistent on this point. Our minds cannot grasp God because God is transcendent mystery. Therefore, we must pray beyond the thinking mind.
In this half-day retreat, we will seek to learn how to deepen our practice of Centering Prayer from the mysterious author of The Cloud of Unknowing. There is deep teaching in this work concerning how we deal with thoughts, humility, intention, and growth in divine unity.
Led by LJ Milone
Having practiced Centering Prayer for 17 years, LJ Milone has gone deep into the Catholic tradition. His spirituality is greatly influenced by Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart, the Cloud of Unknowing, Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr, Anthony De Mello, and, ultimately, the teachings of Jesus. As a pastoral minister at a Catholic parish in Silver Spring, MD, he has served the faith formation needs of children, as well as adults since June 2007. A leader of many retreats, lectures, and classes on the topics of the teachings of Jesus, contemplative prayer, Centering Prayer, Christian mysticism, and contemporary spirituality, LJ is also a spiritual director receiving his training at the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tucson, AZ.
Register using this link (scroll to event date) https://contemplativeoutreachofmarylandandwashington.org/retreats-events/half-day-retreats-intro-workshops/