St Johns Bridge in Portland

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Living Flame 2

November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am – April 12, 2022 @ 2:30 pm

A Formation Program
O living flame of love that tenderly wounds my soul
in its deepest center! – John of the Cross

Starts November 9 on Zoom!

This extraordinary program includes seven full-day offerings of in-depth spiritual study presented over a seven-month period by commissioned Living Flame presenters from  Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

When: Second Tuesday of each month – Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. On Zoom.

Fee: $100 suggested, but pay what you are able.

Dew Drop

No Frills Second Sits

To help each other with the prescribed second sit each day, we have created a Monday – Friday  4:30-5:00 pm (Pacific) centering prayer Zoom session.  The team is committed to offering this from Sept. 15 – Dec. 15, 2021.

Come sit with us.  All are welcome – drop in any day or come to all!

Contact councilcoordinating@gmail.com for login information.

Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ

September 23 @ 5:30 pm – November 18 @ 7:00 pm

Course 6 in the Spiritual Journey Series.  Do you need a change of heart?  This is a 9 week online series in which Fr. Thomas builds upon the concepts of the Spiritual Journey classes and their relationship to our everyday lives.

This heartfulness series has always been reported as excellent and a must-do. We have never offered it in Oregon so we encourage you to consider it – especially now that it’s on Zoom!

Dates: Sept. 23 – Nov.18, 5:30 pm (Pacific)

Morning Dew

Contemplative Grief Group

October 5 – December 7

The Covid Pandemic has created many losses in our lives, and none of those losses compares to the loss of loved ones in our lives. We are pleased to be able to offer an online grief support group this Fall. We will join with 10 of you to create a safe place to mourn and to begin the reconciliation process in our lives. Our work will center around Contemplative practices and the work of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, who has shared his work on healing from grief extensively.

Fourth Tuesdays

Two Sits Plus Lectio Divina

Sept. 28, 2021, 10 – 11:30 am

You are cordially invited to share some time with our family of contemplatives.

All are welcome!

Contact councilcoordinating@gmail.com for login information

Rami Shapiro “First, stop playing God.”

October 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Twelve-Step Spirituality is for everyone, because everyone suffers from the foundational addiction of humankind: playing God. In this talk Rabbi Rami will use elements of the Twelve Steps as well as insights common to all mystical traditions to explore the notion of playing God and the liberating realization that God is playing us.

mercy center auburn retreat

Mercy Center Auburn Retreat and Conference Center

October 13 – October 21

Auburn, California
Centering Prayer
October 13 – October 21, 2021

9-day Silent Intensive II and Post Intensive Retreat sponsored by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.

The retreat will be facilitated by Susan Turpin, Marty Badgett, and Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI. Susan, Marty, and Fr. Bill have served within the Contemplative Outreach network for many years and have led many Centering Prayer retreats and workshops. Retreat begins Wednesday, October 13th with registration from 3:00 to 5:30; dinner at 5:30pm; ends Thursday, October 21st after lunch.

Note: UPDATED PROTOCOL
All guests are required to be fully vaccinated.  Please send proof of vaccination with your registration. You may email to Robin Lionello or text her 530 906-2881.

Father Pizzuto

Christ in All Things Film Series with Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, PhD

Four-part video series Christ in All Things with Father Vincent Pizzuto, PhD.

We are kept from the experience of Spirit because our inner world is cluttered with past traumas . . . As we begin to clear away this clutter, the energy of divine light and love begins to flow through our being.

Thomas Keating

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