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Our Practice, Our World

with Joy Andrews Hayter
and Marty Badgett

Sunday, March 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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"The Christian is one who is connected through the heart to the whole of life, attuned to the deeper intelligence of Nature and called forth irresistibly by the Spirit to creatively express one's gifts in the evolution of self and world." Ilia Delio

Centering Prayer is sometimes spoken of as the Divine Therapy. We usually reflect on this aspect of our practice in reference to our own spiritual journey. Today we continue our exploration of a wider vision of God’s healing action, and consider how our daily practice may actually be a channel for the Divine Presence to bring healing to our world.

This is an afternoon for those familiar with Centering Prayer—beginners and long-time practitioners. We gather to deepen our consent to God’s presence and action in our world.

(Please note: Instruction in Centering Prayer will not be offered.)

Our time together will include 2 periods of Centering Prayer, a short talk, a video, and conversation.





Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love. As a scientist, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.

Marty Badgett is an Oblate of the Camaldoli Benedictine Community. He has co-led extended Centering Prayer retreats for many years, and hosted many one-day Contemplative Prayer days at Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley.





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Registration fee for this event is nonrefundable. If you cannot attend and wish to give your registration to a friend or family member, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance of the event date.