EXPLORING PRAYER AND MEDITATION
MAY 24-27 (FRIDAY-MONDAY), 2019 (Memorial Day weekend)
WOOLMAN HILL Quaker Retreat Center
107 Keets Road Deerfield MA 01342
During this three-day weekend, we will experiment with numerous approaches to prayer and meditation, including thanks-giving, petition, intercession, healing prayer, Examen, Lectio Divina, mindfulness meditation, walking meditation, Centering Prayer, Grand Silence, extended meeting for worship, and prayer with scripture, images, music, and the body. Through these experiments, we will seek to know more fully the nature of our consciousness, our true self, and our connection to God. We will explore how communion with the Divine affects not only our inner and outer lives, but radiates beyond us into the world. There will be opportunities to share our experiences with partners and in small groups. No particular beliefs are required, only a willingness to earnestly try different kinds of prayer and meditation, notice what we experience, and listen respectfully to the experiences shared by others.
Program cost of $310 includes program, meals and accommodation. Sliding scale and scholarships available.
Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. For over twenty years, she has been leading workshops for Friends. She was the resident Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill for four years, and the core teacher for the Nurturing Worship, Faith & Faithfulness program at Woolman Hill.
NOTE: This workshop is also a chance to experience a taste of the Nurturing Faithfulness nine-month course to be offered at Woolman Hill August 2019-May 2020. More info about the course can be found at woolmanhill.org/upcomingprograms/nurturingfaithfulness/.