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with Joy Andrews Hayter


Sundays: Sep 24, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Oct 1 and 29 and Nov 5, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 pm


$85 - Registration for all 4 sessions 
$40 - 1st session only, nonrefundable

"Be still and know that I am God."

Are you feeling a desire to deepen your prayer or to learn about the Christian contemplative path?


Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to more fully receive the gift of God’s presence. This is traditionally called contemplative prayer. Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heartour whole beingto God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions. Centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer – verbal, mental, or affective prayerinto a receptive prayer of resting in God. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God.

This introduction to Centering Prayer includes both instruction and group practice in a method that fosters contemplative prayer. In the fourth session we will explore the healing and transformative power of this prayer practice.



Learn more about Centering Prayer introduction and contemplative retreats offered throughout the year.



Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director who has been practicing meditation for 25 years, and Centering Prayer for 10 years. She is dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love.



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  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA and Canada only.
  •  Mercy Sisters and Associates select the RSM-BurlAssoc rate.
  •  Creating an account is optional. Credit card data is not stored.

Or call (650) 340-7454 for assistance.



Refunds can be made only for the series registration. First session payment is nonrefundable.