Three Events with Laurence Freeman, OSB
In his latest book, First Sight: The Experience of Faith, Father Laurence Freeman believes that the contemplative life is open to everyone. A review of his work says that “it can be achieved outside the walls of the monastery. Indeed contemplation and meditation will transform our lives and thus our communities... . Freeman goes out to touch the hearts and minds of people involved in education, business and finance, mental health, the environment, inter-religious dialogue, collaboration, and citizenship.” (www.contemplative-life.org). And also, “to any who think they can reach God by running faster,” Freeman’s three powerful events with us will awaken our authentic ability to survive, and will aid us in renewing and flourishing as spiritual beings. The task is challenging, but the discipline invites a life-changing transformation.
Christian Meditation: A Way of Living in the Modern World
WHEN: Monday, February 11, 6:30-8:30 pm
Freeman on meditation .
Freeman on Jesus.
Pre Lenten Retreat: The Heart of the Matter
WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 9:00 am-1:30 pm
COST: $55.00 (incl lunch). Online registration closed. Call 651-696-2788 to register.
Teaching Christian Meditation
to Children and Young People
Co-Sponsored by St. Catherine University, Theology Department
WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 6:30-8:30 pm
WHERE: St. Catherine University Music Recital Hall
COST: $30.00, free for students with ID
PRESENTER: Laurence Freeman, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of the Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is the Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation and teaches meditation in the Christian tradition around the world. Freeman has conducted dialogues and peace initiatives such as the historic "Way of Peace" with the Dalai Lama and is active in inter-religious dialogue with other faiths. He has encouraged the teaching of Christian meditation to children and students in many countries and in the re-appropriation of the contemplative wisdom tradition in the Church and society at large. He is the author of many articles and books including The Selfless Self, Jesus: The Teacher Within and his latest book, First Sight: The Experience of Faith.