Mercy Center

CENTERING PRAYER

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Fall Fearless Into Love

Centering Prayer Intensive/Post-Intensive
A Silent Spring Retreat

with Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D.

and Catherine Regan, Ph.D.

 

May 17-23, 2020
Sunday 6:00 pm to
Saturday 10:00 am

$635 Overnight / $535 Commuter

Lose yourself, Lose yourself in this love. When you lose yourself in this love, you will find everything. Rumi

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RETREAT EXPERIENCE

Enter into a more profound level of spiritual practice in a time of silence & community.

Our retreat offers two tracks this year:

  • Intensive II – designed to intensify one’s practice of Centering Prayer and to provide a conceptual framework for the prayer. This track will include some of the later videos from Thomas Keating’s “The Spiritual Journey” on topics including Liberation from Cultural Conditioning, The Night of Sense, The Night of Spirit, The Beatitudes, and the Spiritual Senses.
  • Post-Intensive – running concurrently, designed for those who are already familiar with “The Spiritual Journey.”  There will be additional time for Centering Prayer and daily Lectio Divina, and teachings on love and surrender.

This retreat is for those who have some experience of Centering Prayer.

Each day includes several periods of Centering Prayer and walking meditation, liturgy, free time for being in nature, reflection, rest, and opportunities for gentle yoga and bodywork.

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RETREAT LEADERS

Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D.is a spiritual director, scientist, and Centering Prayer coordinator at Mercy Center.  She is dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love.

Catherine Regan, Ph.D.is a spiritual director, retired psychologist, and adjunct staff member at Mercy Center, primarily serving on the Centering Prayer team.  She has a special interest in fostering contemplative practices so urgently needed at this time in our world.

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SCHEDULES AND RESOURCES

 

Print POSTED SOON: welcome/orientation
   
Print POSTED SOON: intensive schedule
   
Print POSTED SOON: post-intensive schedule

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ROOM AND MEALS

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

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REGISTRATION

Please read all of the following before making a registration payment:

  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa only
  •  Please select either Overnight or Commuter registration
  •  Mercy Sisters and Associates: select RSM-BurlAssoc rate 

When you have entered your contact and billing information and are ready to complete the online transaction:

 

CLICK THE PROCESS ORDER BUTTON ONLY ONCE.

 

If there is an error message, or if you do not receive a confirmation email, please do not run the transaction again. Contact registration@mercywmw.org. We’ll confirm your registration and provide assistance if needed.

 

Overseas Residents: Please do not register online. Email registration@mercywmw.org. We will assist you in registering for this retreat.

Or call (650) 340-7474 for further information.

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CANCELLATION

Please read our cancellation and refund policy.