Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

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Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Have you ever wanted to “be still and know” God better? Have you wondered about silent prayer?

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Trinity Episcopal Newtown CT 36 Main Street Newtown, CT 06470

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Centering prayer might be the right prayer practice for you. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient contemplative tradition. The effect on those who practice it is an ever-increasing awareness of God’s action and presence in the course of ordinary life. Over time, you will find yourself developing in the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. This workshop, led by Mike Smoolca, will introduce you to the method of Centering Prayer and let you experience this prayer of silence. There will also be opportunities for discussion and questions. Follow-up sessions to support those new to the practice will also be offered. All are welcome, no prior experience required. If you have any questions, or would like to request a zoom link, please email the church office at: admin@trinitynewtownct.org.

Fee: $10

Mike Smoolca is a contemplative group and workshop facilitator and a dedicated teacher and student of Christian contemplative practice and spirituality. He is a Contemplative Outreach Commissioned presenter, teacher and mentor and coordinator for the Christian Contemplative Experience at Holy Family Retreat Center, Contemplative Outreach of CT, and the Northern CT Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. Mike is a practicing spiritual director and supervisor as well as a BioSpiritual Focusing companion and teacher. 

Please enter through the rear of Trinity Church. Use the Church Hill Road entrance, drive up the driveway, park anywhere. The workshop is on the second floor. There is an elevator with access on the driveway level and first floor.