Centering Prayer Class
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
This class provides an opportunity to learn about Centering Prayer or to renew and deepen your practice – to be with God beyond concepts, words and images; listening with “the ear of the heart”. In addition to this Class, at no additional cost, continuing sessions are offered to help you establish and deepen a daily practice. More information will be provided after you register.
Rev. Dr. Brad Smith will present the Class. He has served as Co-Coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of Piedmont NC. He is the Senior Associate Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte,NC and facilitates a Weekly Centering Prayer Group there. He’s co-founder and co-convener of The Inner Room, a Centering Prayer retreat group specifically for clergy in the Diocese of NC. Brad is on staff at St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayers Center for Spiritual Development where he leads 8-day Centering Prayer Retreats.