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Announcing the Genesis School for Contemplative Living

4/3/2018 |

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The Genesis School for Contemplative Living is a nine-month immersive formation program for the contemplative journey, rooted in the Christian wisdom tradition. Over the course of five residential retreat weekends, we will explore contemplative vision and practice within an emerging ecological, interspiritual and socially-engaged framework. Learning will be intellectual and experiential, seeking to nourish both head and heart for the transformational journey.  Residencies will include teaching, periods of practice, ritual, and group process. In between residential weekends, formation will continue through study, conference calls, and online community. While rooted in the Christian tradition, we welcome participants from all and no faith background.

The School qualifies for Religious Studies CEUs through Our Lady of the Elms College.

 

Theological Approach  This program will be taught through Christian, Contemplative, Evolutionary, Prophetic, and Interspiritual lenses.
 

Faculty

Br. Don Bisson, FMS

Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ

Dr. Robert A. Jonas

Christina Leano

Rev. Matthew Wright

 

Learning Outcomes

To develop a daily contemplative practice

To develop a Rule of Life

To integrate skillfulness in daily life and dealing with difficult emotions; to cultivate an embodied spirituality

To have an intellectual and theological framework for understanding this moment in history.

To understand and apply the School lenses to your life circumstance: Christian, Contemplative, Evolutionary, Interspiritual, Prophetic.

Each residential weekend will have specific learning outcomes related to the content for that weekend.

 

Intended Audience

For beginners and experienced meditators alike.

For people of any faith tradition or none who are interested in the Christian contemplative tradition

 

For more information contact JComerford@GenesisSpiritualCenter.org  413-562-3627 ext. 105 or visit GenesisSpiritualCenter.org.

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