A resurgence of Christian contemplative living by emerging young practitioners is creating a new framework for spirituality inside and outside of formal religion. Contemplation and Community: A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition, introduces these diverse voices, who reflect globally on the gifts, challenges, differences and commonalities of Christian contemplation today for communities and people of faith.
This all-day retreat offers reflection, practice, and workshops that explore more deeply the next era of Christian contemplative movement. The day will be spent moving through three lenses of understanding contemporary Christian contemplation: Grounding in Practice, Transformation in Community, and Embodiment, Compassion and Healing.
From understanding pedagogical practices of contemplation, contemplative congregational leadership development, racial dialogue and contemplation, and practices of the Eastern Orthodox-born Systema practice, each session invites participants to explore together the horizon of Christian contemplation and where the Spirit may be leading next.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, a charitable foundation encouraging meditation, mindfulness and contemplative prayer.