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Introduction to Centering Prayer – A Path to Divine Union

Date/Time
Date(s) - July 21, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Interested in learning the Method of Centering Prayer? Come to this comprehensive introduction to this form of contemplative silent prayer, hosted by Bill Epperly and Sandy Janowski

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ. In this workshop you will learn the method of Centering Prayer and its conceptual background. You will have two opportunities to experience the prayer, followed by time for Q & A. The workshop will cover:

Prayer as Relationship
The Method of Centering Prayer
Thoughts and the Use of the Sacred Word
Deepening our Relationship with God

Introduction to Centering Prayer
Dates: Wednesday, July 21st (part 1) and Wednesday July 28th (part 2)
Time: 6:00-8:00pm CT
On Zoom (link to be sent upon receipt of registration and payment0
Donation Basis ($25 suggested)
Click here to register or contact Bill Epperly (bill@integralawakenings.com) for more information.

The Introduction to Centering Prayer will be followed by six Deepening Sessions, designed as a follow-up for the Introduction or a way to deepen an established practice of Centering Prayer. Each Deepening Session will include 20 min of Centering Prayer as well as time for Q & A.

Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Practice
Dates: Six Consecutive Wednesday evenings, August 4th to September 8th, 2021
Time: 7:00-8:00pm CT
On Zoom (link to be sent upon registration and receipt of payment)
Donation Basis ($25 suggested)
Click here to register or contact Bill Epperly (bill@integralawakenings.com) for more information

Meet the Presenters

Bill Epperly, PhD, is a research biochemist who left the lab in search of enlightenment. He is a workshop leader and spiritual director and is commissioned by Contemplative Outreach to teach the method of Centering Prayer. Bill is an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University where he teaches integral spirituality.

Bill Epperly, PhD

 

Sandy Janowski is a retired Social Worker, Addiction Counselor and Community College Adjunct Instructor. In 2009 she was commissioned by the Institute of Spiritual Companionship and has been a practitioner of Centering Prayer since 2001. Sandy serves on the Circle of Service for Contemplative Outreach Chicago. Sandy is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

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