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  • Centering Prayer Immersion Experience

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GUARD OF THE HEART

                          
   

“One practice to bring the effects of contemplative prayer into daily life is traditionally known as “Guard of the Heart.” This consists of letting go of every emotional disturbance as it arises and before we start thinking about it. This method is more sophisticated than dismantling the emotional programs for happiness because it deals with the whole of life. It expresses our ongoing intention to be with God in the present moment and sustains it.” (Fr. Thomas Keating, 2017)

 

This class will teach the practice of “Guard of the Heart” and how it compliments our Centering Prayer, and the practices of the Welcoming Prayer and the Active Prayer Phrase. We will learn the three ways any afflictive thought or emotional disturbance can be instantly released as it arises. Join us for this enriching and deepening complementary practice.

 
 Cost:   $30  
When:   Saturday, November 11  
Time:    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
RSVP:   By Thursday, November 9  
Registration:   Register ONLINE  
    Or, print the REGISTRATION FORM and mail it to the Center  
    You can also call the Center at 303-698-7729  
Place:   Center for Contemplative Living  
    3650 Yates Street, Denver, CO 80212  
Presenter:  

       Bob Mischke Article

       Bob Mischke

 

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

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The Center is closed from March 18 - April 1           We will reopen on Tues, April 3

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

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Intentional Prayer Time
:    Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30 or 10:45 - 11:45
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Voices of Grace and Gratitude

Abbot Joseph Boyle, St. Benedict’s Monastery

Center for Contemplative Living

“The root of prayer is interior silence.”
Father Thomas Keating,
Open Mind, Open Heart

Our Center for Contemplative Living in Denver offers introductory workshops on Centering Prayer, as well as Father Thomas Keating’s in-depth, five-part Spiritual Journey Series.  Read More...

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