An ecumenical ministry of RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The School for Contemplative Living
Monday, September 27, 2021
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our new website address:

https://theschoolforcontemplativeliving.com

Or link here:

Our Mission

"Creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God
for personal transformation and compassionate service with the world."
 
Our Motto
 
"Listening in stillness, serving in joy."
 
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Register here:

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Our classes, groups, workshops, and retreats are all online!
Use the link to "Our Groups" above for details.
 
To attend a group, email livingschool12@gmail.com for the link to that class/group, examples include:
Mondays - Contemplative Justice Group 12-1:30 pm (CDT)
Tuesdays - Centering Prayer practice 12:30-1 pm (CDT)
Wednesdays - Contemplative Life Group 11:30am - 1 pm (CDT)
Thursdays - Creative Encounters Group 7-8 pm (CDT)
Saturdays - Mindful Movement 9-10 am (CDT) and
Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina 10:00-11:00 am (CDT)

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Centering Prayer Retreat
with Susan Komis, Contemplative Outreach
 
Come join our global contemplative community for our annual centering prayer retreat, co-sponsored with Contemplative Outreach of New Orleans.
Register here:
 

Join the Compassion Revolution!
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__________Monks in the World video__________
 
 
  ________________Podcast Series: 11 Episodes________________
"A Contemplative Path"
with William Thiele, PhD
 

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To learn more from our stories of contemplative living read this book:
Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture,
published by Wipf & Stock, and available on Amazon.com, (William Thiele, author)
 
You can also follow a blog by William Thiele:
"A Contemplative Path" at
www.wordpress.com.
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Listening in Stillness
Cultivating a contemplative presence for God involves daily practice of spiritual disciplines in solitude.
Because the journey cannot be completed alone, we also practice and learn with a community

of supportive friends. This, for us, is the inward journey:

"practicing the Presence of God for personal transformation."

Serving in Joy!
Presence for God brings us into God's heart for the world. The result is action -

a response of serving by bringing the Presence into our service. We serve through

our chosen vocations and through shared missions.

We seek compassionate service with the world. This for us is the outward journey