Mercy Center

CENTERING PRAYER

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CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT

Centering Prayer and the Relationship
Between Contemplation and Action
with Amber Sturgess and Ruah Bull

 

November 17-19, 2017
Friday 6:00 pm (dinner) to
Sunday 1:00 pm

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate
all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give.

The practice of Centering Prayer changes the way we think and perceive everything and everyone around us thus changing the dynamic of all of our relationships. It opens us to be more directed by the spirit in our daily actions and interactions and leads us to discover that the transformation of ourselves becomes the transformation of our world.

Join us for a weekend – with God, a praying community, and the natural beauty of the Mercy Center grounds – to deepen our consent to this transformation.

 

EXPERIENCE

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Our retreat will include silence, several periods of Centering Prayer, conferences, sharing, liturgy, contemplative free time, reflection, rest, and opportunity for gentle yoga and body work.

 

RETREAT LEADERS

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Rev. Amber Sturgess is an Episcopal Priest, spiritual director, and a seeker on the contemplative path. She enjoys teaching contemplative practices that deepen our spiritual awareness. Amber currently serves as Priest in Charge at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Carmel.

Ruah Bull, Ph.D. is a spiritual director in private practice at The Angela Center in Santa Rosa, California. She offers workshops and retreats on Incarnational Spirituality, Contemplative Practice, and Imaginal Wisdom throughout the Bay Area. Ruah is dedicated to supporting the reintegration of body, mind, soul, and spirit in the Christian tradition.

 

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ROOM AND MEALS

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Overnight registration includes:

  •  Single bedrooms; dormitory-style bathrooms; kitchenette on each floor
  •  Locally-sourced fresh produce, soups, salad, vegetarian and meat entrees
  •  Guests are welcome to bring foods to supplement our meal service
  •  We cannot provide all-vegan or special dietary menus

REGISTRATION

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Registration for this retreat is now closed.

 

CANCELLATION

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Please read our cancellation and refund policy.