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3 Day Centering Prayer Retreat

October 2 - October 4


3 Day Centering Prayer Retreat
En Hakkore Retreat Centre, Orangapai

What to expect
An intensive retreat with teaching and practice in the Christian contemplative prayer practice called Centering Prayer.

The cost is $170 per person which includes 2 nights accommodation, instruction, and all meals.

Since the beginning, following the example of Jesus, there has been a tradition of silent prayer in the Christian Church. Over the centuries this tradition faded from the popular view and became confined to monasteries. It was kept alive by a largely ignored, but never fading lineage of Christian contemplatives.

In the early 20th century this forgotten treasure of Christian spirituality began a steady process of rediscover by mainstream Christians, led by pioneers such as Evelyn Underhill and Thomas Merton.

In the mid 20th century, Fr Thomas Keating, an American Trappist monk, developed the practice he called Centering Prayer. Drawing on his profound knowledge of Christian spiritual writers, and especially on the spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing, Fr Thomas taught an easily accessible method for ordinary people to discover for themselves the riches of Christian contemplative prayer.

This retreat will give clear instruction and guided practice in Centering Prayer and equip retreatants to deepen their spiritual life and draw on the deep wells of our Christian meditative traditiion. It is led by Kelvin Wright and John Franklin, both of whom have practised and taught Centering Prayer for many years.

Enquiries to Trish Franklin at franklytrish@gmail.com


October 2
October 4


Trish Franklin


En Hakkore Retreat Centre
207 Orangapai Sanatorium Road,
Orangapai, Otago 9398 New Zealand
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