Centering Prayer

with Therese Taylor-Stinson

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

5-6:30pm Ireland

12-1:30pm Eastern

9am-10:30am Pacific

Program Description

Centering Prayer is a method of Christian meditation that places a strong emphasis on interior silence or stillness. The modern movement in Christianity can be traced to three Trappist monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, in the 1970s: Fr. William Meninger, Fr. M. Basil Pennington, and Abbot Thomas Keating.  Keating writes, “The method consists in letting go of every kind of thought during prayer, even the most devout thoughts.” In Centering Prayer, the participant seeks Divine presence and lets go of discursive thoughts and imagined scenes. Cynthia Bourgeault writes that the difference is like that between attention and intention.

Our time together will include checking in, some teaching, time in silence together, and reflection.

This prayer experience will be offered monthly during November, December, and January. You are welcome to join us once, twice, or for all three sessions. Each session requires separate registration.

This events will be recorded and available within 24 hours of the program. We will send an email notification when it is ready for viewing.

Your Guide for the Journey

Therese Taylor-Stinson

Therese Taylor-Stinson

Therese Taylor-Stinson is a seasoned spiritual director, an award-winning author-editor, and an ordained deacon and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  As an organizer Therese won an award in 2018 as a Collaborative Bridge-Builder presented by Grace and Race, Inc., and an Indie Author Legacy Award for her edited work Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around:  Stories of Contemplation and Justice.  She is the founder and organizer of the Racial Awareness Festival based in Washington DC, which recently closed with its sixth annual event and seventh organizing year.  Therese also founded the Spiritual Directors of Color Network, Ltd., going into its 14th year and 8 years incorporated as a nonprofit.  In addition to the above, she is a certified pastoral caregiver and an Emotional Emancipation Circle Facilitator.  Therese is married to Bernard Stinson.  They have a daughter and two granddaughters. Her current book Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter will publish February 14, 2023.

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