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Wisdom Living & the Joy of Connection: The Cave

A series of intimate monthly talks for younger adults led by Laurence Freeman
Laurence Freeman

Leader

Laurence Freeman

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of S. Maria del Pilastrello, Lendinara, Italy, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Date

Apr 17 2021

Time

French Time
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Online Only

Conducted via Zoom or live-stream.

Please note that this event is open to any meditator within the age group between 20 – 40 years old. Please visit the Programme to register for one or more of our other events. 

THIS MONTH’S SATURDAY TALK 

17 APR – The Cave: Referring both to the conditions of life in which we meditate and the inner cave of the heart

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ABOUT THE SERIES:

Wisdom Living & the Joy of Connection

 

The experience of loneliness and the fear of isolation are rampant in our world today. Wisdom speaks to us from many sources. She helps us reconnect to the self, others and to our divine origin.  Solitude is the cure for loneliness, community is the safe space where we reconnect to others and learn about ourselves.  And from this grows a new capacity for healthy intimacy and strong relationships.  Meditation is simply the practice of wisdom reconnecting us to all that we are part of.

This will be a journey through the roots of meditation in the Christian Tradition as experienced in the circumstances of modern life by younger people.  These talks will address the feeling that many young people have of being spiritually rootless and hope to offer them a way of reconnection.

WCCM offers an opportunity to connect personal experience with questioning to open and include tradition within a diverse and supportive community of fellow seekers.  John Main, who planted the first seed of this community, was a monk who himself bridged the Christian world with other faiths. Laurence Freeman developed this approach seeing meditation as opening the common ground and offering a way to unity and peace in our divided world.

Please note that this event is open to any meditator within the age group between 20 – 40 years old

 

THE THEMES WILL BE:

  • 27 MAR – The Tradition of Meditation 
  • 17 APR – The Cave: Referring both to the conditions of life in which we meditate and the inner cave of the heart.
  • 15 MAY – The Desert: How we learn to simplify without losing the essence of meaning.
  • 12 JUNSolitude and Relationship: No healthy relationship can flourish without a capacity for solitude which is the cure for loneliness.
  • 17 JULMeditation: Discovering pure prayer of the heart.
  • 28 AUGStages Of The Journey: The meditator opens up deepening levels of consciousness into fuller self knowledge.
  • 11 SEPSpirituality: How meditation reshapes the spiritual practices of life and of life as a spiritual practice.
  • 30 OCTAnother Oneself: This was the ancient definition of a friend. There are many types of friendship and the kind developed in spiritual practice together is central to this tradition.
  • 20 NOVAscesis: Training the body and the mind into a fit and flexible healthiness is in itself an enjoyable exercise. This covers every aspect of food, sex and life-style.
  • 18 DECSacred Texts: Re-learning the nourishing art of reading wisdom texts in the Christian and other traditions.
  • JAN 2022 Who Do You Say I Am: The Christian way is not essentially about morality or dogma but an encounter with a Person who is hidden in plain sight.

Translations Available

A Portuguese and Spanish translation will be available for the next talk. 

Laurence Freeman

Leader

Laurence Freeman

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of S. Maria del Pilastrello, Lendinara, Italy, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

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