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Who Do You Say I Am?

An Online Retreat

With Laurence Freeman OSB

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If you need to create a space for some quiet and reflection in your day, or are planning to go away on a private retreat then this online retreat is for you.


You may wonder how one can do a retreat online? If you need to create a space for some quiet and reflection in your day, or are planning to go away on a private retreat then this online retreat is for you. This online retreat can help you structure your time and set the tone for the period of time out you are allowing yourself to take. As life today is very busy and as it often seems impossible to find time for silence and stillness we need all the help we can get in order to create the space for a spiritual retreat. You do not need to take a great stretch of time. But you do need to designate a certain period of time and stick to it. It could be an hour, a morning or afternoon, a day, a weekend, a week, a month. We have structured this retreat into one and a half hour sessions- a time for meditation followed by a talk and some questions for reflection. You could also make this retreat with others which will introduce another dimension of presence. You can meditate together, listen to the talks together, have some personal time of reflection followed by some sharing. We hope that this online retreat is flexible enough for you to adapt to your circumstances. So spend some quality time in the most fundamental relationship of your life- your relationship with God. Here are planted all our human relationships, even our relationship with our self.
In the video below, Fr Laurence Freeman expands on the theme of his talks in Who Do You Say I am?

Laurence Freeman OSB introduces the theme of this online retreat: Who Do You Say I am? 

What you will discover on this retreat:

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– Lesson 1

Who Am I?

Who Am I? Asked in the right way, the question has tremendous potential to re-humanize us. Words are not necessarily the best way to ask it or respond to it. Another way we can choose is to meditate. Attending to our question in silence, we begin to discover a deep communion that must have always been there. And we start to hear a different question – the one which gives this retreat its title, the one that Jesus asked of his disciples: “Who do you say I am?”
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– Lesson 2

Listening to the Question

We can respond to Jesus’ question by beginning the process of realising the Self – letting go of the idea that we are not already fully realised. Jesus assures us that this is indeed the case: “The time has come and the Kingdom of God is at hand”. And so in our practice of meditation we “establish the mind in the heart”, setting aside all thinking – the labyrinth of thought which can keep us lost in our heads.

– Lesson 3

The Self Manifests in Silence

The most basic teaching of Christ is to love one another. And yet the human reality is that we can only love if we’ve been loved. Some of us feel that we haven’t had this experience. But it is never too late to learn that we are loveable and, indeed, loved.

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– Lesson 4

The Self is the Source of Love

Why does listening to the question of Jesus liberate us from our self-fixation? Because he is asking it, not from the “little I”, but from the great “I am” – from the place of love. Entering into this relationship wakes us from a mere knowledge of existence to a profound awareness of Being and a vital connection with the source of all that is.

Who Do You Say I Am?

– An Online Offering with Laurence Freeman OSB

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Laurence Freeman OSB

About Laurence Freeman OSB

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, Lendinara, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. He is also Director of Bonnevaux, the International Centre of the World Community for Christian Meditation where he now resides. Fr Laurence sees the contemplative as the essential dimension of all spirituality.
 
 

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