An ecumenical ministry of RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The School for Contemplative Living
Friday, May 07, 2021
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

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."
 
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 (CST)
Tuesdays - Centering Prayer practice 12:30-1 pm (CST)
Contemplatives in Action Groups 1-2 pm & 6-7 pm (CST)
Wednesdays - Contemplative Life Group 11:30am - 1 pm (CST)
Thursdays - Circle of Trust (sacred poetry and writing) 10-11 am (CST)
Saturdays - Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina 10:00-11:00 am (CST)

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Contemplative Justice Group: New Study
Real Change by Sharon Salzburg
 
Began May 3, 12-1:30 pm Central Time
RSVP: livingschool12@gmail.com
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Contemplatives in Action Group:
Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer
 
Action Groups Continuing May 4, 1-2 pm, or 6-7 pm Central Time
RSVP: livingschool12@gmail.com
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Contemplative Life Group: New Study
 Freeing Jesus by Diana Butler Bass
 
Began May 5, 11:30 am - 1 pm Central Time
RSVP: livingschool12@gmail.com
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Compassion Cultivation Training (8 weeks)
with Caroline Campion, MD, and William Thiele, PhD
 
Classes began April 11
Next round this summer
For details or information see our link or email to: william.thiele56@gmail.com
 

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