Practicing Centering Prayer
with the Sacred Breath
A Workshop with David Frenette
Friday, November 9, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
General Seminary's Seabury Auditorium
While the basic teaching on Centering Prayer generally focuses on the use of the sacred word, it is also possible to practice Centering Prayer with other sacred symbols. In this afternoon retreat-like workshop, you will explore the sacred breath as a way of deepening your own practice of Centering Prayer.
The workshop will be led by David Frenette, author of the newly released The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God. Since 1984, he has been teaching Centering Prayer under the guidance of Fr. Thomas Keating, an architect of Centering Prayer. Fr. Keating writes: "This book, in my view, is the best, most comprehensive and most practical book" on Centering Prayer.
In the workshop, Frenette will teach how the practice of Centering Prayer with the sacred breath may be particularly appropriate at certain seasons of the spiritual journey. He'll also reveal how this contemplative practice may help you to realize that God, like the breath, is always within you.
The workshop, appropriate for both experienced practitioners and beginners, will include:
Copies of The Path of Centering Prayer; Deepening Your Experience of God will be available for purchase at the workshop, for those who would like further support as they continue practicing Centering Prayer with the sacred breath.
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The General Theological Seminary
The General Theological Seminary, located in New York City, educates and forms transformational leaders for the church and the world. Founded in 1817 as the first theological seminary of The Episcopal Church, General embodies the belief that rigorous academics, vibrant worship, beloved life in community, and practical experience in the real world are inseparable aspects of formation for all ministries of Christ's church.