Date & Time
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
For centuries, followers of the wisdom teachings of Jesus Christ practiced a profound spirituality of deep inner transformation and embodied compassion. From hermits in the deserts of Egypt and Syria, to monks in the cloisters of Greece and Rome, to ecstatic mystics in medieval Germany and England, the practice of contemplation and meditation formed the heart of Christian spirituality. In the modern era Christianity seemed to lose its inner heart, becoming instead a religion of laws and limitations. But some visionary seekers, often in dialogue with the wisdom traditions of the East, began to revive authentic Christian mysticism in the 20th century, and it is enjoying a resurgence in our time (even though many churches still haven’t received the memo).
This program, led by an interspiritual-friendly Christian who has studied for many years with Trappist monks, presents the hidden wisdom of Christian mystical spirituality in a practical and inclusive way.
Note: Appropriate for people of all faith traditions and levels of spiritual practice.
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
$200 (Member & Nonmember)
New York Open Center
Carl McColman is a Christian contemplative writer, speaker, retreat leader and spiritual director. He is a life-professed Lay Cistercian, a layperson under formal spiritual guidance of Trappist monks. His books include Befriending Silence, Answering the Contemplative Call, and The Big Book of Christian Mysticism.