Webcast from Center for Action and Contemplation
All viewings will be at Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St., Amarillo
Saturday, July 22, 10am-12:30 Ken Wilber
If a culture treats a particular illness with compassion and enlightened understanding, then sickness can be seen as a challenge, as a healing crisis and opportunity. Being sick is then not a condemnation or a moral judgment, but a movement in a larger process of healing and restoration. – Ken Wilber
Monday, July 24 10am – Noon Richard Rohr
We must die before we die. Suffering – whenever we are not in control – is the most effective way to destabilize and reveal our arrogance, our separateness, and our lack of compassion. If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it – Fr. Richard Rohr
Saturday, July 29 10am=12:30 Rev.angel Kyodo williams
Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters. – Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Monday, July 31 10am-11:30 Richard Rohr
Monday, August 7 10am- 11:30 Mirabai Starr
Maybe the most difficult stranger to welcome is the one who lives inside us. – Mirabai Starr
These viewings are a gift of the Chalice Abbey Community, free and open to all who have interest.
|SUN||6:30 PM – 8:00 PM||World Café
World Café offers an opportunity for fellowship as we discuss a variety of progressive theological topics. World Café is informal, and all are welcome. Refer to calendar for current topic of discussion.
|TUE||6:15 PM – 7:15 PM||Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer is a simple form of sitting meditation which has its roots in the bedrock of Christian contemplative tradition from the fourteenth century. The essence of Centering Prayer consists of learning to withdraw attention from our thoughts in order to rest in a gentle, open attentiveness to God. The release of a thought is accomplished with the help of a sacred word which helps return you to open awareness. Centering Prayer is done not with your attention but with your intention to maintain an openness to God.
Centering Prayer is led by Sharri Fisher. Sharri is a member of Spiritual Directors International and holds a certificate from Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tuscon, Arizona.
|THU||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM||Bat Kol
Bat Kol gatherings are contemplative in nature, loosely following the framework of the ancient prayer practice of Lectio Devina. Bat kol is the name given in Jewish Tradition to the phenomenon of the Divine Voice. Translated into English, bat kol literally means “the daughter of a sound.” Connotatively, we understand bat kol to be the echo of the Divine voice spoken intimately to and heard individually within our receptive hearts. In these weekly gatherings, we employ a variety of contemplative practices intended to enhance our hearing of the Bat Kol. Dress is casual. All are welcome. Refer to the calendar for current topic of reflection.