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Deepening our Practice: two-day Christian meditation retreat

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The purpose of this two-day retreat is to provide those who practice meditation the time and space to deepen their practice.

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By sitting together in supportive silence, we learn to rest from thinking about God, and allow ourselves to be with him. We learn to rest from thinking about our life, and allow ourselves to fully inhabit it. We learn to be present with God without any agenda, just as we are, where we are. We learn to be present with those around us, just as they are, wherever they are, in simple solidarity.

Through a series of short talks, meditation practice and conversation we’ll explore:

  • How we deepen our practice by releasing ever more fully into it
  • The cultivation of inner concentration and the expansion of awareness
  • Subtle challenges we encounter on the contemplative path and the interior skills to meet them
  • How silence and self-forgetfulness dissolve the illusion that we are separate from God and each other
  • Becoming places of peace in the world.

What people are saying

"It's hard to express the significant difference the practice makes. I asked a colleague whether they thought the practice was having an effect on me. I was genuinely shocked by their reply - that in the 10+ years they have known me, they have never seen me so calm and balanced despite us facing the toughest challenges we have ever faced (through Covid), and that my greater calmness was becoming infectious across the organisation I work for."

"I just wanted to profoundly thank you for the incredible, enlightening and peaceful workshop. The aura of wisdom, calmness and hope you exude and project through your words and teachings were very exciting and inspirational."

"I thought the workshop was exceptional! I cannot begin to describe the clarity and energy I have felt since the session."

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Chris Whittington is the founder of the School of Contemplative Life. He was introduced to meditation and contemplative life at the age of 19 during a period of formation at the Benedictine monastery of Prinknash Abbey, after which he studied at the Dalai Lama’s monastery in India. Chris regularly delivers talks, workshops and retreats across the UK and has introduced contemplative practices to the leaders and staff of hundreds of schools and not-for-profit organisations.

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