Retreats

 

In a retreat setting the length of the periods of Centering Prayer are extended… Lengthening or multiplying the periods of Centering Prayer can help to deepen the experience of interior silence…we are perfectly capable of an extended period of resting in God, especially with the support of a group.

– Thomas Keating Open Mind Open Heart

 

                               

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Contemplative Outreach Retreats –  2019

 

 

Contemplative Outreach Dublin

Centering Prayer Retreats

 

June

June 6th – 12th

That We May Be One (Christian Non – Duality)

Opening to the Divine Indwelling through practicing Centering Prayer is consent to God’s presence and action within us.  Our sense of separation from God gradually evolves into the conviction of self in God.

The retreat will include DVDs featuring Fr. Thomas Keating, Lectio Divina and one on one conversations with retreat facilitators.

Facilitators: Fionnuala Quinn O.P. and Suzanne Ryder RSM

Star of the Sea, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo. Email: staroftheseacentre@gmail.com Phone: +353 (71) 917 6722

 

June 9th-14th

An Intensive Silent Week of Centering Prayer

Sunday @ 6.00pm to Friday @ 2.00pm.

Centering Prayer is a non-vocal, non-conceptual method of meditation. This five day silent retreat is not an introduction but it is suitable for those who have a well-established daily practice of centering prayer. This intensive retreat is based upon the writings of Fr. Thomas Keating O.C.S.O. and involves several sessions of Centering Prayer each day.

Faciliated by Br. Denis Glesson cfc

Emmaus Retreat Centre

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin. K67 Y274

Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin.

Phone: (01) 8700050

 

July

July 14 – 19, 2019

The Gift of Life: Life and Living; Death and Dying.

Sunday 6.00 pm to Friday 2.00 pm.

5 Day Retreat

This is a retreat for those with a well – established practice of centering prayer. Each day will include a number of sessions of centering along with the viewing of a DVD, some group discussion, private time and an opportunity for individual spiritual accompaniment. The DVDs will feature Father Thomas Keating with Father Carl J. Arico of Contemplative Outreach and will each last about 15 minutes. Topics dealt will include: the stages of dying; suffering; judgement and mercy; after death; the cross; the mystery of God and coming home. The focus of the retreat will be on the process of transformation as a part of the journey of life. That process, of course, is also a process of dying and of letting go. It is a greater realization of the fullness of our own humanity, our deepest and truest self and an expression of the fact that we are each made in the image and likeness of God.

 

Faciliated by Br. Denis Glesson cfc

Emmaus Retreat Centre

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin. K67 Y274

Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin.

Phone: (01) 8700050

 

September

 

September 21st/22nd

Healing and Spirituality (The Twelve Steps)

Centering Prayer Retreat

 Saturday: 9:30am–6:00pm, Sunday :9:30am–2:00pm

This 2 day workshop/retreat draws upon the proven twelve step spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is suitable for anyone interested in the twelve steps and who wishes to continue, or to embark upon, a twelve step spiritual journey. The workshop is not meant as a first introduction to the twelve steps for someone struggling with addiction but it is suitable for someone who simply wants to explore a tried and tested spirituality and to establish spiritual practices that support healing, recovery and change. It is also a helpful workshop for those who live with family members who struggle with addiction.

Faciliated by Br. Denis Glesson cfc

Emmaus Retreat Centre

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin. K67 Y274

Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin.

Phone: (01) 8700050

 

October

 

October 19th/ 20th

Introduction to Centering Prayer

Saturday:9:30am–6:00pm, Sunday 9:30am-2;00pm

This 2 day retreat offers a practical and experiential introduction to the Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a non-vocal, non-conceptual method of meditation that is for everyone. The prayer offers a method of consenting to God’s presence and action within oneself and in daily life. It invites God to transform us and to help this to grow spiritually. Establishing a practice of centering prayer can change a person’s life and become the foundation of a deep personal spirituality. The introduction is based upon the writings of Fr. Thomas Keating O.C.S.O.

Faciliated by Br. Denis Glesson cfc

Emmaus Retreat Centre

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin. K67 Y274

Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin.

Phone: (01) 8700050