• Classes, Events & Retreats

    Classes, Events & Retreats

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  • Summer Program

    Summer Program

    Join us for our summer program as we delve deeper into the book "I Am That I Am" written by Francis Bennett. This deceptively simple book brings a unique freshness and humanity to the meeting of Christianity with Eastern investigation of the nature of the self.  Please join us in exploring her wonderful writing. Read More
  • Centering Prayer Immersion Experience

    Centering Prayer Immersion Experience

    Join us on Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. The Centering Prayer Immersion Experience includes six, thirty-minute periods of Centering Prayer, separated by meditative walks. You are welcome to participate with as much time as you have available if you cannot stay for the entire session. This experience is recommended for persons experienced in Centering Prayer. Read More
  • Eckhart Tolle Evenings

    Eckhart Tolle Evenings

    Join us on Wednesday, May 16. Meditation/Centering Prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by selected Eckhart Tolle videos. Silence and reflection is encouraged and discussion and sharing is optional. Read More
  • Intentional Prayer Time - Time Change

    Intentional Prayer Time - Time Change

    As of May 22, 2018 the time will change to 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. There will be one hour of prayer with 30 minutes of Centering Prayer followed by Lectio Divina (reading of Sacred Scripture). Read More
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SUMMER PROGRAM

                        
   

Francis Bennett joined us last fall with a presentation of MAPS OF THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY where she spoke about two classical maps of the spiritual journey, The Ascent of Mount Carmel by the renowned Christian mystic and spiritual master, John of the Cross, and the Ten Ox-herding pictures of the Zen Buddhist Tradition.


This summer program is an opportunity to delve deeper into her book I Am That I Am.  The book begins with the following quotation … does this attract you?


“The whole truth can be summed up in one verse from the Jewish/Christian scriptures, ‘I am that I am.’  And the entire method for realizing this truth is found in another of those scriptures, 'Be still and know that I am God.' (Quote from Sri Ramana Maharshi)


I Am That I Am began life as a journal, written at the suggestion of Francis’ spiritual director.  It was intended to help Francis clarify and explore the shift in perception that had come upon her, not only for her own sake but for those who might seek her spiritual guidance in the future.  This deceptively simple book brings a unique freshness and humanity to the meeting of Christianity with Eastern investigation of the nature of the self.  Please join us in exploring her wonderful writing.

 
       
Cost:   $35  
When:   Opening Sessions:  
    Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 1:00-3:00 pm  
    - Or -  
    Thursday evening, May 17, 6:30-8:30 pm  
    Mid-Summer check-in:  
    Saturday July 14,  9:00-11:00 am  
    Closing Session:  
    Thursday evening, September 6, 6:30-8:30 pm  
Registration:   Register ONLINE  
    Or, print the REGISTRATION FORM and mail it to the Center, along with your payment  
    You can also call the Center at 303-698-7729  
Where:   Center for Contemplative Living  
    3650 Yates St. Denver, CO 80212  
Facilitators:  

 Pat Wittkopf          Patti Smith

 Pat Wittkopf  and   Patti Smith

 

Welcome to the Center

The Center

3650 Yates Denver, CO 80212       (303) 698-7729

OFFICE HOURS:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tues, Wednes, Thurs

The Center will close for the summer from         May 18 - Sept 4

MASS AT THE CENTER:
Join us for Mass at the Center's chapel at noon on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month                       Mass Schedule

PRAY IN COMMUNITY:
Intentional Prayer Time
:    Tuesdays, 9:15 - 10:15
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Click here for more opportunities to pray in community at the Center.

PURCHASE CDS AND DVDS: To purchase CDs and DVDs from a previous Annual Conference or Mini Retreat     Click Here 

 

 

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