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UNITY WITH THE DIVINE, Yoga and the Christian Journey into Contemplation
Fri, 18 Aug 2017, 10:00 – Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 16:00 BST
The journey into contemplation is simple, but not easy. What road maps can help us? The teaching around yoga – which may not be what you thought it was – gives an outline that Christians can follow towards a state of abiding silent prayer.
Learn how from Indian priest, retreat leader and L’Arche counsellor FATHER KORKO MOSES.
This is an interfaith event, with our unbroken, seamless connection with the divine at its core. Yoga, far beyond its reduction to physical exercise, charts a path to this living reality, and this exploration over these two days can help reawaken us to our own Christian heritage.
Silent prayer is at the heart of this, and we will sit in meditation each session, building up slowly from five minutes to 20 minutes throughout each day, with Father Korko’s guidance on relaxation, breath awareness, the Jesus Prayer and the hindrances which seem to want to stop us.
We are hoping to create a relaxed, grounded and quiet atmosphere, and so this time we are not having our usual CD stall. Local volunteers, City Saints in Action have kindly volunteered to cook us a simple lunch, and Father Korko recommends that we try to keep silence over lunch as best we can. For simplicity’s sake, there is no charge for the lunch, nor reduction if you would prefer to bring a packed lunch, which you are free to do.
Father Korko is a slight, unassuming figure, and softly spoken. St Luke’s has a hearing loop, but those who are hard of hearing may struggle.
All are welcome to a speaker event like no other.