Centering Prayer And Inner Awakening

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561012629
Size: 11.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 1262
Download
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer.

Centering Prayer And Inner Awakening

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Publisher: Cowley Publications
ISBN: 156101320X
Size: 13.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5434
Download
Practitioners of Centering Prayer are known for the great enthusiasm they bring to the practice of this ancient discipline. Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer. Cynthia Bourgeault goes further than offering an introduction, however. She examines how the practice is related to the classic tradition of Christian contemplation, looks at the distinct nuances of its method, and explores its revolutionary potential to transform Christian life. The book encourages dialogue between Centering Prayer enthusiasts and those classic institutions of Christian nurture—churches, seminaries, and schools of theology—that have yet to accept real ownership of the practice and its potential.

Centering Prayer And The Healing Of The Unconscious

Author: Murchadh O Madagain
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590561074
Size: 34.97 MB
Format: PDF
View: 6112
Download
In this searching study, Fr. Murchadh Fr. O MadagAin describes the life and thoughts of Fr. Thomas Keating, the Trappist monk who was one of the founders of the centering prayer movement. Centering prayer aims to reclaim the Christian contemplative and mystical traditions after centuries of neglect and to make it available for modern spiritual seekers. Fr. O MadagAin traces its roots back to the fourth- and fifth-century Desert Fathers such as Evagrius and John Cassian. He shows how it was used in the medieval classic "The Cloud of Unknowing" and practiced by saints John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, then revived by Thomas Merton during the twentieth century. Fr. O MadagAin illustrates how, by bringing the insights of contemporary psychology to bear on this ancient method of prayer, Fr. Keating has not only revitalized the contemplative tradition, but also has enabled it to become a powerful tool for people of faith to gain insight into themselves and God, whom Keating calls the "divine healer." Fr. O MadagAin also unpacks the processes at work in centering prayer and clears up some of the common misunderstandings that surround it. Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious is an essential work for all those interested in the history and practice of centering prayer. In addition to describing the background of this unique and effective practice, Fr. O MadagAin offers unique insights into the ideas of one of its leading contemporary teachers and practitioners.

The Path Of Centering Prayer

Author: David Frenette
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604078944
Size: 69.59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 2074
Download
In the teachings of Jesus, there are prayers, and then there is prayer-the silent, loving communion with the divine, beyond words or ritual. With Father Thomas Keating's book Open Mind, Open Heart, hundreds of thousands discovered the transformative power of Centering Prayer as a form of Christian meditation. Now, with The Path of Centering Prayer, Keating's senior student, friend, and advisor David Frenette reveals the profound depths of this practice, making it easier for meditators to deepen their connection with God.Beginning and experienced practitioners alike will benefit from this fresh voice, at once eloquent and clear, as they explore: The key insights and principles of Centering Prayer Guided instruction in the sacred word, sacred breath, and sacred glance practices Gentleness and openness: the way of letting go and letting be Experiencing a deeper sense of God in meditation and in everyday life Many other contemplative practices and teachings founded upon the wisdom of Fathers Thomas Keating and Thomas MertonHas your spiritual path grown routine or unfulfilling, or is it at a crossroads for new discovery? For all Christians who seek to move closer into the presence of the divine, The Path of Centering Prayer offers guidance in this rewarding and time-honored meditation practice, to help break through obstacles and illuminate the way.

Centering Prayer In Daily Life And Ministry

Author: Thomas Keating
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780826410412
Size: 35.88 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1960
Download
Stemming from the work of Thomas Keating, "Centering Prayer in Life and Ministry" allies meditation practices with silent prayer and offers a powerful method of attending to the word of God. This collection of essays contains many key insights into the meaning and practice of centering prayer.

Centering Prayer

Author: Basil Pennington
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0307759393
Size: 59.30 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2063
Download
The practice of prayer and meditation in modern Western Christianity is rooted in the Eastern tradition of early Church prayer as well as the wisdom of early Church fathers. In Centering Prayer, M. Basil Pennington, the author of the highly acclaimed Daily We Touch Him, returns to these roots, offering contemporary Christians a new approach to ancient prayer forms. Pennington combines the best of the Eastern spiritual exercises (such as the Jesus Prayer) with a spirituality for today's world. Addressing the obstacles that discourage people from praying well, he explains how to relax for prayer, how to listen to and be directed by the Other, and how to handle the pain and distractions that can stifle attempts to communicate with God. Centering Prayer has sold more than a quarter million copies since it was first published in 1982. In this eminently practical book, simple, inspiring instructions will help readers find the comfort and the guidance they seek through prayer.

Mystical Hope

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561011932
Size: 48.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4857
Download
In five interwoven meditations, Mystical Hope shows how to recognize hope in our own lives, where it comes from, how to deepen it through prayer, and how to carry it into the world as a source of strength and renewal.

The Wisdom Jesus

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823204
Size: 10.96 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4581
Download
If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. Cynthia Bourgeault is a masterful guide to Jesus's vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teachings for yourself.

The Heart Of Centering Prayer

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611803144
Size: 16.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 7646
Download
Perceiving nondual awareness through the Christian contemplative method called Centering Prayer--an in-depth introduction to theory and practice by the best-selling author The Wisdom Jesus and The Meaning of Mary Magdalene. Centering Prayer is the path to a wonderful and radical new way of seeing the world. It is not, as is sometimes thought, simply an act of devotional piety, nor is it simply a Christianized form of other meditation methods. Cynthia Bourgeault here cuts through the misconceptions to show that Centering Prayer is in fact a pioneering development within the Christian contemplative tradition. She provides a practical, complete course in the practice and then goes deeper to analyze what actually happens in Centering Prayer: the mind effectively switches to a new operating system that makes possible the perception of nonduality. With this understanding in place, she then takes us on a journey through one of the sources of the practice, the Christian contemplative classic The Cloud of Unknowing, revealing it to be among the earliest Christian explorations of the phenomenology of consciousness. Cynthia Bourgeault's illumination of the Centering Prayer path provides compelling evidence of how important the practice has become in the half-century since it first arose among American Trappist monks, and of its maturation and refinement over the ensuing years of sincere study and practice. It will resonate with beginners on the Centering Prayer path as well as with seasoned practitioners.

Centering Prayers

Author: Peter Traben Haas
Publisher: Paraclete Press
ISBN: 1612614507
Size: 69.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5069
Download
Centering Prayers is a collection of inspired prayers crafted as brief preludes or postludes to periods of personal, contemplative prayer. Each radiates God’s love. Tailored for the seasons and months of the year, they integrate a spiritual theology with certain mystical depth. You will want to read them slowly and pray them quietly, one day at a time. "In Daily Companion, Peter Haas offers intimate prayers that rest on the deep rooted tradition of his faith. His vulnerability and longing lead you to your own journey. His fearless asking: Strengthen me in love. Draw me into your life, draw you to deeper places. He acknowledges, You are the shadow that crosses near in the silence of prayer. Praying these prayers with Haas becomes a daily chant reminiscent of those in monasteries the world over, kneeling in prayer in the silent hours before dawn." Paula D'Arcy Author of Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day