July 14, 2024 3:00 pm - July 21, 2024 1:00 pm

This retreat will include teachings on Oneness and Unitive Consciousness from Father Thomas Keating and Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault along with multiple daily periods of silence in Centering Prayer as a group. We will weave in teachings from Thomas Berry, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Matthew Fox, and provide opportunities to experience Forest Therapy and Lectio Terra so that we may come into a felt sense of communion with the living world. This shift in consciousness is vital in these times of ecological destruction and human divisiveness. This retreat will be in full silence with the exception of the opportunity to engage in meaningful reflections together after the teachings.  Participants should be familiar with the method and practice of Centering Prayer since this will be a week of silent depth.  “Let Love alone speak” – Thomas Keating

Sunday, July 14, 2024 (3pm), to Sunday, July 21, 2024, (1pm)

Suite $700     Single $650     Commute $600

Register by July 8     Event #15634

Liz Rees is a presenter of Centering Prayer, commissioned by Contemplative Outreach. She guides Centering Prayer in Calgary with Hillhurst United Church. She is a trained Eco Minister, Deeptime Leader and Life Skills Coach. Liz’s spiritual road has included studying and teaching meditation, refugee accompaniment in Central America, creating and leading transformational youth programs, and guiding contemplation in the Christian tradition. Liz has a burning love of the mystic path and a call to guide others to their own sacred hearts.


Having spent her childhood with the natural beings of rural West Africa, Mary Jane Yates continues to pursue her lifelong passion of reconnecting with her human and natural roots.  She was introduced to the teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating and the practice of Centering Prayer in 2007 and since then has been active in leading small groups and retreats in the Canadian contemplative network.  She holds an MSc in Health Promotion and completed her training as a Nature and Forest Therapy guide in 2019.  Recently retired from her position as Administrator with Contemplative Outreach International, she now dedicates her time to sharing her passion for the contemplative life with all beings both human and natural.

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