Contemplative Christianity

A Lenten Experience with Contemplative Outreach

If you are looking for a way to enter into Lent and deepen your focus on God, perhaps you might find this online resource beneficial. I received this by way of Contemplative Outreach’s online newsletter, and pass it on here to you.

William Congdon

By every measure, suffering seems to be an inevitable part of life on this planet. What is the meaning of suffering?  What is my response to suffering? Is there a conscious and open-hearted way to live down, in and through it, to even transform its meaning and purpose?

Join a global community of contemplative practitioners in exploring the mystery of suffering during the liminal time of the Lenten season.  Our online retreat will recognize the nuances of various kinds of suffering, such as:

– aloneness;
– loss and grief;
– diminishment through illness, aging, death;
– the breadth and depth of worldwide suffering.

Through art, videos, personal sharing and the teachings of Thomas Keating and other contemplative exemplars, this Lenten e-course will support you in a deepened understanding and experience of God’s presence and action in the difficulties of life.

The Transformation of Suffering:
A Lenten Online Journey
March 1 – April 14, 2017
in partnership with Spirituality & Practice
$75
partial scholarships available
6 CEHs for chaplains available
Read more about the course contents and sign up here.

This e-course can be taken on its own or as part of “Journey into the Light,” a year-long online retreat series. The series includes three e-courses plus Sunday “Word of the Week” reflections. If you would like to be part of this series and have not yet registered, we invite you to join with us in practicing the contemplative life ever deeper throughout the year. Read more and sign up here by next Tuesday, February 28.

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