Christian Contemplative Retreat: Light Sitting in Light
About This Event
“Just as air is in the light of the sun, and the light of the sun is in the air—so too is God constantly in the being of the soul.”
These words from the 14th century Flemish mystic, Jan van Ruusbroec, serve to guide this retreat. Ruusbroec’s description of our relationship with God is not something any of us needs to acquire. It only needs to be realized. Through self-forgetful release into the practice of contemplation, the illusion of separation from God is dispelled. We become so silent before God that any distance from God drops away.
Through silent prayer, conferences and discussion, we shall consider such things as:
The subtle difficulties we meet in something so simple as stillness
What interior skills develop as our practice deepens
The relationship between mindfulness and contemplative prayer
The profound role played by the contemplative with depression and anxiety
These and other concerns will be the focus of this graced time to be in silence together.
This retreat is co-sponsored with Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center.
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Amanda Noella Daddona April 29, 2020
The Living Fully with Fear course with Amanda Votto was an incredible experience. I was able to connect with my emotions, dig deep and find what was underneath those emotions, and find comfort within myself and from the shared experiences of the others in the class. I found the practices to be extremely helpful and at times challenging (in a good way). And overall, Amanda did a great job of putting everything into context and explaining how we can relate to fear and tap into a more compassionate part of ourselves. I do wish it had been longer than four weeks. It was a lot of material to cover, and there was a lot to explore and work through. Perhaps Copper Beech might consider extending these online courses to be six or eight week experiences. Even so, I am truly grateful for the opportunity and for all that I gained from this class. Thank you to Amanda and to Copper Beech!
Charles Longo November 12, 2018
As always Holy Family/ Copper Beach ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. Do yourself a favor, ATTEND a RETREAT, you will be hooked.
Kevin Ryan November 12, 2018
As always, a delightful evening!. Thoughts: 1. May want to publish an agenda in future. Not wise to be fashionably late. Reports were that the event was in full swing at 6:30 PM and 6:45 arrival felt like we were catching up. 2. Would be wise to provide the wifi information so everyone could connect for the text fundraiser. Verizon worked but several people near me said that they could not connect using ATT. The wifi would allow everyone to connect See you next year!!
Marilyn Vatteroni November 11, 2018
I had a wonderful experience on Saturday night. The food was great, the company wonderful & the dueling pianos fabulous.
Louise Cornetta September 17, 2018
The Copper Beech Institute offers a wide variety of courses, meditations, workshops and is housed on a beautiful peace of property. I enjoy the Wednesday Candlelight Meditation as a group or 30-40 of us meet to share this mindful experience and are led by the incredible Miranda who always gives a talk that seems to hit home. This place is filled with such love and kindness. Go check it out!