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 Contemplative Outreach of Colorado Presents

OUR TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

                         
   

Featuring Martin Laird, O.S.A.

 

Ocean of Light Martin Laird

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd.  Arvada, CO 80003

 
   

A DARKNESS ALL OF LIGHT 

 
   

This line from a poem by Franz Wright serves to focus this day of silent prayer, lecture and discussion. Silence has no opposite. For the silent mind, sound is as silent as no sound. For the mind free of clutter, the silence of despair and the silence of joy are different manifestations of the very same silence. But for the cluttered mind, such things seem to be at odds.

 

To explore this, among other things, Fr. Martin will consider such topics as: the inner noise generated when we try to use contemplative practice to acquire something we think we lack (such as perpetual peace); or get rid of something we would rather not face; how the practice of awareness can establish us as our own contemplative project; as well as some special challenges for the maturing contemplative.

 

We are happy to welcome back Fr. Martin Laird as our Annual Conference Speaker for a third time. Fr. Martin is an Augustinian friar and is a Professor of Early Christian Studies at Villanova University near Philadelphia. He continues to lecture and lead retreats throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

 
       
 Cost:   $110 includes continental breakfast, lunch and parking.  
  Registration:   REGISTER ONLINE  
    Or, print the Annual Conference REGISTRATION FORM and mail it, along with your registration, to the Center.  
    You can also call the Center at 303-698-7729  

 

 

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