We live in a time when more than one third of Americans identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” Some say they find God in nature, or don’t want to limit themselves to one faith tradition – they see God in all things. If you can relate to this perspective, you are not alone. More people are searching for spiritual experience outside traditional channels of religious faith, and even those who have a religious commitment often hunger for a deeper inner life.
This workshop will explore the question "What is spirituality, and why does it matter?" with an eye to celebrating the many ways spirituality makes a powerful and positive difference in our lives. With an emphasis on meditation as the core spiritual practice and mysticism (the experience of sacred mystery) as the heart of spirituality, this workshop will celebrate the inner life as a means for personal and planetary transformation.
FacilitatorCarl McColman is a Christian contemplative and a member of the Lay Cistercians of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit. He is an author, blogger, and speaker who conducts retreats on both Christian and interfaith spirituality. He has published more than a dozen books, including Answering the Contemplative Call and Spirituality: A Postmodern and Interfaith Approach to Cultivating a Relationship with God. In addition to his own blog at www.carlmccolman.com, he is a columnist for Patheos and his work has appeared on Beliefnet and The Huffington Post.
DateSaturday, September 21, 2013
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
LocationThe Chrysalis Gathering Space
$45 Chrysalis Members
$30 Students * $10 early registration (by 9/07)
Please bring a bag lunch or be prepared to go out to lunch (there are some options close by). Bottled water will be available.
For More Information
Contact Vicki Saunders by email or call 804-269-1629.
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