Fr. Terry Ryan will again be with us this January to talk about meditation in the twelve step recovery program. This time he will emphasize the connection of step six and seven with the meditation step eleven. How does meditation help us to be ready to let go and to ask something to be removed? Terry will use some of Thomas Keating's perspective in the book, "Reflections On the Unknowable." So if you think God is unknowable, or at least unknowable in your recovery, you might be on to something.There will be two periods of meditation and time for Q & A.
Father Terry Ryan, C.S.P., is a Paulist priest who travels throughout the United States teaching reflections of the Contemplative Experience. St Therese of Lisieux, the great mystics, and the spirituality of the 11th step of a 12-step recovery program all provide the frameworks for Father Terry’s discussions of the Contemplative Experience. He will talk about the pitfalls and helps to recovery. This will include how Centering Prayer is a simple method that has helped keep him on the road to happy destiny. The contemplative experience of resting in Mystery within and beyond our limiting thoughts, images and feelings can transform your active life. You will become freer of self-centered, fear-based motives and of desires for too much control, security and esteem. Contemplating the inner Light we will discover who we truly are as persons created with a spiritual hunger that no addiction can fulfill.
There will be coffee and snacks. A $10.00 donation is suggested and appreciated to cover costs.
For more information, or to reserve a seat, please contact Joyce: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen: Kath2win@msn.com.
Please RSVP by December 28, 2015, the earlier the better!
Walk-ins are welcome. RSVPs are greatly appreciated!