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Introduction to Centering Prayer

Start: 
Tue, 10/07/2008 - 6:00pm

Drawn from the contemplative prayer practices of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and similar in some respects to Zen sitting practice, centering prayer is a form of meditation in which the mind and heart open to the wisdom and grace of God. Essentially receptive and personal, centering prayer begins in quiet reflection on brief passages drawn from Scripture and other sources and moves into long silence. It is in the deep stillness of shared silence that we attend to God’s presence and action within. Please bring a journal to each session.

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington

Introduction to Centering Prayer

Start: 
Tue, 11/11/2008 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Drawn from the contemplative prayer practices of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and similar in some respects to Zen sitting practice, centering prayer is a form of meditation in which the mind and heart open to the wisdom and grace of God. Essentially receptive and personal, centering prayer begins in quiet reflection on brief passages drawn from Scripture and other sources and moves into long silence. It is in the deep stillness of shared silence that we attend to God’s presence and action within. Please bring a journal to each session.

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington

Introduction to Centering Prayer

Start: 
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Drawn from the contemplative prayer practices of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and similar in some respects to Zen sitting practice, centering prayer is a form of meditation in which the mind and heart open to the wisdom and grace of God. Essentially receptive and personal, centering prayer begins in quiet reflection on brief passages drawn from Scripture and other sources and moves into long silence. It is in the deep stillness of shared silence that we attend to God’s presence and action within. Please bring a journal to each session.

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington

Bethany House Refreshment Day

Start: 
Tue, 01/06/2009 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Each month, Bethany House of Prayer offers a half day of quiet and hospitality for individuals and groups. The day begins with an opening meditation from area leaders and colleagues. Individual time for prayer or study follows, with an opportunity for shared reflection, worship and a meal. Rooms can be reserved for a colleagues group or staff to gather in the morning or afternoon. 

Suggested donation: $25/ session

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington

Bethany House Refreshment Day

Start: 
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

One of the first things to go in our busy lives is time for quiet reflection and prayer. Each month, Bethany House of Prayer offers a half day of quiet and hospitality for individuals and groups. The day begins with an opening meditation from area leaders and colleagues. Individual time for prayer or study follows, with an opportunity for shared reflection, worship and a meal. Rooms can be reserved for a colleagues group or staff to gather in the morning or afternoon. 

Led by Pat Boyd, spiritual director and Bethany House of Prayer Colleague in Ministry.

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington

Bethany House Refreshment Day

Start: 
Tue, 10/07/2008 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Each month, Bethany House of Prayer offers a half day of quiet and hospitality for individuals and groups. The day begins with an opening meditation from area leaders and colleagues. Individual time for prayer or study follows, with an opportunity for shared reflection, worship and a meal. Rooms can be reserved for a colleagues group or staff to gather in the morning or afternoon. 

This month: The Rev. Addison Hall, rector of St. Andrew's Church, Wellesley and a poet on healing and poetry, will lead.

Suggested donation: $25/ session

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington

Bethany House Refreshment Day

Start: 
Tue, 12/02/2008 - 7:00am - 12:00pm
Each month, Bethany House of Prayer offers a half day of quiet and hospitality for individuals and groups. The day begins with an opening meditation from area leaders and colleagues. Individual time for prayer or study follows, with an opportunity for shared reflection, worship and a meal. Rooms can be reserved for a colleagues group or staff to gather in the morning or afternoon. 

Suggested donation: $25/ session

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington

Poetry as Prayer: Bethany Poets

Start: 
Thu, 09/11/2008 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Whether you’ve never written a poem or you have a long practice of writing, you will find in this monthly workshop enough quiet, support, and camaraderie to explore poem-making as an act of reverence for the natural world.

God speaks to us in and through the things of the world, and poem-making, like prayer, is the soul’s way of responding. Poets bring their attention and imagination to what they see, hear, and feel, serving as witnesses for God’s everyday glories and mysteries.

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington

Poetry as Prayer: Bethany Poets

Start: 
Thu, 10/09/2008 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Whether you’ve never written a poem or you have a long practice of writing, you will find in this monthly workshop enough quiet, support, and camaraderie to explore poem-making as an act of reverence for the natural world.

God speaks to us in and through the things of the world, and poem-making, like prayer, is the soul’s way of responding. Poets bring their attention and imagination to what they see, hear, and feel, serving as witnesses for God’s everyday glories and mysteries.

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington

Poetry as Prayer: Bethany Poets

Start: 
Thu, 11/13/2008 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Whether you’ve never written a poem or you have a long practice of writing, you will find in this monthly workshop enough quiet, support, and camaraderie to explore poem-making as an act of reverence for the natural world.

God speaks to us in and through the things of the world, and poem-making, like prayer, is the soul’s way of responding. Poets bring their attention and imagination to what they see, hear, and feel, serving as witnesses for God’s everyday glories and mysteries.

Venue-legacy: 
Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington