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Consent-on-the-go for Everyday Life: Welcoming Prayer Practice Workshop
November 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm$75
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
– 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
If Centering Prayer is practiced for one hour of the day, the Welcoming Prayer is for the other 23 hours. It is a prayer for letting go in the present moment, in the midst of the activity of ordinary life. It helps to destabilize our acquired emotional triggers and heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored – in the body. This is an incarnational prayer which affirms that God, the Indwelling Presence, is always with us no matter what is happening, no matter what our experiences. We are able to find our way back to Yes – Yes to God, Yes to life, Yes to embodied participation.
This day-long workshop will include contextual teachings on the human condition; the triggers created by the false-self system; actual practice of the prayer, Centering Prayer, community sharing; nuances and fruits of the prayer; and a 40-day booklet to take home to support your practice after the workshop.
Pamela Begeman is a commissioned presenter of both Centering Prayer and the Welcoming Prayer. She co-creates and facilitates many of the Contemplative Outreach worldwide online retreats, programs and publications. She is also one of the creators and editors of The Contemplative Life Program, a series of 40-day booklets on contemplative practices and dispositions. Her daily spiritual practices root her in the present and Presence while being an active wife, mother and professional. Pamela serves as Director of Communications for the international office of Contemplative Outreach and lives in Austin, TX.
10:00am Welcome and introductions
-The human condition
– The prayer method
11:15am The Essentials
12:00pm Centering Prayer
1:15pm Fruits of the Prayer
2:15pm Centering Prayer
2:45pm Welcoming & everyday life
3:15pm Sending forth
Fee includes lunch and a Welcoming Prayer 40-day praxis booklet.
For information or to register by phone, contact Brenda at (210) 341-1366 EXT 212
Continuing Education events are free* to all enrolled OST students.
All other students, 50% off with student ID.
Register with Brenda Reyna at email@example.com or (210) 341-1366 EXT 212
*Does not apply to meals and lodging.
All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.
Contemplative Outreach-San Antonio is a communion of communities and individuals seeking the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit and contributing to the renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition through the practice of Centering Prayer. COSA, a local chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., nurtures the spiritual growth of our communion in San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country by offering workshops in the method of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Welcoming Prayer Practice as well as retreats and other resources to deepen our relationship with God.