Dr. James Finley will lead a retreat, Three Ways To Experience God’s Presence In Our Lives, Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in the Grand Pavilion.
In the Gospels, Jesus tells us that unless we accept the Kingdom of God as a small child we shall not enter it. He encourages us to listen to God speaking to us in the events of our daily lives. He tells us that compassionate love is the way we find God one with us, precious in our fragility.
In this one-day retreat James Finley will help us to explore childlike acceptance, learning to listen, and compassionate love as three ways we can experience God’s presence in prayer and in our daily lives. Time will be given for short sessions of group meditation and discussion of the themes presented. A light lunch is included.
Cost is $50 per person and includes lunch.
Scholarships are available.
Online registration will be open until October 19.
If you miss the online registration deadline, please register at the door.
Dr. Finley is a renowned leader and Merton scholar, who lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where the world-renowned monk and author, Thomas Merton, was his spiritual director. He leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada, attracting men and women from all religious traditions who seek to live a contemplative way of life in the midst of today’s busy world. He is also a clinical psychologist in private practice with his wife in Santa Monica and is the author of Merton’s Palace of Nowhere, The Contemplative Heart, and Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God.
Learn more about Dr. Finley at www.contemplativeway.org