Living Flame: Special 30th Anniversary Event

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The Living Flame Service Team is pleased to offer a one-time-only event to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the Living Flame program (see below for dates)! This foundational program has been implemented in chapters across the United States and abroad (Iceland). As host of Living Flame 1 this fall, we are offering the program on Zoom to individuals and to small chapters or groups of five or less, globally.

The Living Flame Program is a seven-day offering of in-depth spiritual study and enrichment presented over seven months by commissioned presenters of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. It is designed to heighten the awareness of the dynamics of Centering Prayer in the context of the spiritual journey. Participation in this program is for the entire series that will include seven topics supporting the practice of Centering Prayer.

Topics for the seven sessions include:

Deepening Our Centering Prayer Practice; Lectio Divina; Soul Friending; The Human Condition; Divine Therapy; The Dark Night of Sense; The Welcoming Prayer.

Each of the sessions are presented on Zoom in a five-hour retreat-like format. The Living Flame 1 session includes:  two periods of Centering Prayer, two presentation periods and small group sharing. Breaks and meal time will be included. Attendance may be as a small group (five or less) gathered in person, or as individuals at home.

An established Centering Prayer practice and familiarity with the books of Thomas Keating, particularly Open Mind, Open Heart will allow full participation in the Living Flame program.

Registration Information

2023: Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4,
2024: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 2, Apr. 6

Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm PST (11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST (-5 UTC)

Fee:  An early bird fee of $50 USD from January – April, 2023. Regular fee of $60 USD May – August, 2023.   Scholarships are available.

Fee is due with registration.
Number of participants will be limited.

Email Judy Sharer or phone +1-270-304-7684.

You can read more about the program in the brochure.