Light Sitting in Light

Advent Contemplative Weekend Retreat

 

December 8-10, 2017

Fr. Martin Laird, O.S.A.

 

“Just as air is in the light of the sun, and the light of the sun is in the air—so too is God constantly in the being of the soul.”  

These words from the 14th century Flemish mystic, Jan van Ruusbroec, serve to guide this retreat. Ruusbroec's description of our relationship with God is not something any of us needs to acquire. It only needs to be realized. Through self-forgetful release into the practice of contemplation, the illusion of separation from God is dispelled. We become so silent before God that any distance from God drops away. 

Through silent prayer, conferences and discussion, we shall consider such things as:

  • The subtle difficulties we meet in something so simple as stillness
  • What interior skills develop as our practice deepens
  • The relationship between mindfulness and contemplative prayer
  • The profound role played by the contemplative with depression and anxiety

These and other concerns will be the focus of this graced time to be in silence together. 

Tuition is $150 plus accommodations. The retreat begins Friday, December 8 at 5 p.m. with an all-levels yoga class and concludes around 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 10.

This retreat is co-sponsored with the Copper Beech Institute. Please register below.

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  2. Step 2 Registration
Friday December 08
5:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Category
Quantity
Price
$375.00
Includes tuition, private accommodations and meals for two nights. (Tuition: $150 + Accommodations: $225)
 
$225.00
Commuter. (Tuition: $150 + Commuter Fee: $75)
 
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Event registration summary
CBI - Light Sitting in Light:
Private Room with Hall Bath
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$375.00
Commuter
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$225.00
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Presenter Profile

 

Fr. Martin Laird, O.S.A. is Professor of Early Christian Studies at Villanova University. His published works include “Into the Silent Land,” “A Sunlit Absence” and the forthcoming, “An Ocean of Light” (all from Oxford University Press).

 

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