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By David Frenette,Father Thomas Keating

ISBN-10: 1604076739

ISBN-13: 9781604076738

ISBN-10: 1622038665

ISBN-13: 9781622038664

In the lessons of Jesus, there are prayers, after which there's prayer—the silent, loving communion with the divine, past phrases or ritual. With Father Thomas Keating’s booklet Open brain, Open Heart, thousands stumbled on the transformative energy of Centering Prayer as a kind of Christian meditation. Now, with The course of Centering Prayer, Keating’s senior scholar, good friend, and consultant David Frenette unearths the profound depths of this tradition, making it more uncomplicated for meditators to deepen their reference to God.
starting and skilled practitioners alike will make the most of this clean voice, instantaneously eloquent and transparent, as they explore:

  • The key insights and rules of Centering Prayer
  • Guided guide within the sacred note, sacred breath, and sacred look practices
  • Gentleness and openness: the way in which of letting move and letting be
  • Experiencing a deeper feel of God in meditation and in daily life
  • Many different contemplative practices and teachings based upon the knowledge of Fathers Thomas Keating and Thomas Merton

 
Has your religious direction grown regimen or unfulfilling, or is it at a crossroads for brand spanking new discovery? For all Christians who search to maneuver nearer into the presence of the divine, The course of Centering Prayer bargains tips during this worthwhile and established meditation perform, to assist holiday via hindrances and light up the way.
David Frenette is a pacesetter and senior instructor within the Centering Prayer flow, and a chum and consultant of dad Thomas Keating for 30 years. He co-created and co-led a contemplative retreat group for 10 years, has an MA in transpersonal counseling psychology, and is an accessory school member of Naropa collage. he's a non secular director on the heart for Contemplative residing in Denver, Colorado, in addition to for consumers worldwide.
 
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This ebook is an entire instruction manual to Christian contemplation and the perform of centering prayer.  A contemplative perform like centering prayer opens you to experiencing God.  This booklet exhibits you the way to trip at the direction of centering prayer, a course resulting in inside union with Christ and lengthening harmony with all of existence because it is located rising in God.  even supposing designed to teach complex practitioners tips to deepen their centering prayer perform, the trail of Centering Prayer is additionally utilized by newbies seeking to determine this sort of practice.
 
Christian Contemplative perform and Centering Prayer
comparable in lots of how you can meditation in different non secular traditions, centering prayer is a technique of silent, wordless prayer that comes out of the Christian contemplative tradition.  assorted contemplative practices have constantly existed in Christianity.  Practices just like the Jesus Prayer within the Orthodox Christian culture, lectio divia—the “divine interpreting” of scripture—in the Roman Catholic culture, and the silent worship of a few Quaker and Protestant churches—have supplied capacity for experiencing the contemplative size of the Gospel.  The perform of centering prayer is based mostly at the instructing of a vintage religious textual content from the fourteenth century, The Cloud of Unknowing.  those and each particular kind of Christian contemplative perform are rooted within the teachings of Jesus and his resurrected presence because the Christ.  whereas rooted in Christ’s everlasting presence and Jesus’ old teachings, each one of those kinds of Christian contemplative prayer perform, like centering prayer, arose and have been constructed in the cultural stipulations of the time.


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