• Fall Classes, Events & Retreats

    Fall Classes, Events & Retreats

    Check out our fall classes, events and retreats. We have a variety to offer you. Read More
  • Fall Mini-Retreat: Featuring Susan Rush

    Fall Mini-Retreat: Featuring Susan Rush

    “Embracing Oneness... Renewing our Contemplative Life”. We will journey together to explore how we can nod to consent. Bow to surrender. Release to receptivity and be blessed into effortlessness. Join us on Saturday, October 13. Read More
  • Spiritual Journey Series

    Spiritual Journey Series

    Based on Thomas Keating’s Spiritual Journey video series, this program guides participants to the transformative awakening and healing to be found along the contemplative path of consent to God’s presence and action within each of us. The following courses will be offered in October: Human Condition; Divine Therapy; Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ – Part 1. Read More
  • The Divine Milieu

    The Divine Milieu

    “Take an unforgettable retreat with Teilhard de Chardin’s masterpiece: The Divine Milieu. This masterpiece is a spiritual work at once cosmic and personal. You are invited to nurture the “cosmic contemplative,” deepen your Christic life, and serve the world with greater enlightenment and soul.” Class begins on Thursday, October 11 Read More
  • The Holy Land

    The Holy Land

    Embark on a life-changing journey through the Holy Land. Called a “Fifth Gospel,” the lands where Jesus lived illuminate the reality of His life and times. Now, Rev. Donald Senior, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, guides us on a virtual pilgrimage through the Holy Land. Class begins on Wednesday, October 17. Read More
  • Creative Expression As A Spiritual Practice: Mandalas

    Creative Expression As A Spiritual Practice: Mandalas

    Creative expression is a way of making our interior life visible. In this workshop we will explore, create and color mandalas. There is something universal, spiritual, and healing about mandalas. These circular drawings and symbols can be found throughout our ancient history and symbolize wholeness, connectedness, symmetry, unity. Join us on Saturday, October 27. Read More
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Advent Reflection Week 1

I am the maidservant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say.” Lk. 1:26-38

Advent Week 1

Here Mary is faced with one of God’s favorite scenarios; it might be called the doublebind. The double-bind does not consist in the choice between what is obviously good and obviously evil—that is a temptation—but of not knowing which is good and which is evil. The dilemma may arise in another form: one cannot decide which of two apparent goods is God’s will. For a delicate conscience, this causes deep trouble. The turmoil comes from wanting to do God’s will and not knowing what it is. As a consequence, one feels torn in two directions at once. Two apparent but opposing goods demand one’s total adherence, and both seem to be God’s will. People on the spiritual journey regularly find themselves in such double-binds, which may even become more searching as the journey proceeds…

 

As human beings, we cannot presume that God will do something that has never been done before (although the angel said, “Nothing is impossible with God.”) But we can be sure that if we allow the creative energies of the double-bind to do their work, at some moment we will find ourselves in a higher state of consciousness. Suddenly we will perceive a new way of seeing all reality. Our old world view will end. A new relationship with God, ourselves and other people will emerge based on the new level of understanding, perception and union with God we have been given. The double-bind frees us to grow into an expanded relationship with all reality beginning with God. During Advent, as we celebrate the renewed coming of divine light, we receive encouragement to open to God’s coming in any way that he may choose. This is the disposition that opens us completely to the light.

Excerpt from The Mystery of Christ, chapter 1, by Fr. Thomas Keating

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“The root of prayer is interior silence.”
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