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SILENT MEDITATION RETREATS

 

In the summer and fall, Fr. Greg leads meditation retreats that explore themes of Christian spirituality, the evolution of the "self", and going beyond our constructed images of God.

2015 Summer Silent Retreat

 

A retreat on the subjects of practice, consciousness and the Resurrection.

 

The real teacher is your practice

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The reign of self-consciousness

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Resurrection is the beginning

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2012 Year-End Silent Retreat

 

Recognizing our "default god" is a step towards freedom from false images of God.

 

The default God

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Why I know nothing

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Illuminated by the Trinity

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2012 Summer Silent Retreat

 

Each day of this retreat explores the deeper meaning of the Resurrected Life.

 

Silent retreat Day 1

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Silent retreat Day 2

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Silent retreat Day 3

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Silent retreat Day 4

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2011 Summer Silent Retreat

An exploration of René Girard's mimetic theory of human cultural evolution.

 

Emergence of self-conscious human beings

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Girard on the development of Christianity

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Crucifixion, Resurrection and forgiveness

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More spiritual talks by Fr. Greg

recent talks

zen sesshins

on the triune

self and other

emptiness and love

what is kensho?