Opening in Presence 2015-16
Beginning October 20, 2015 and each third Tuesday through April 19, 2016, join us for this monthly series called Opening in Presence. Facilitated by Jamie Deering, each month we gather to experience opening in God through contemplation. Through extended silence, breath, movement and words of facilitation, we explore Presence using a specific theme. We complete each session with reflection, rest and sharing and return to our daily living having practiced contemplation as a way of being with the circumstances of our lives.
Cost for this 7 session program is $350, with a nonrefundable deposit of $100 due by October 1, 2015. Make check to The Priory Spirituality Center, or see application for credit card payment option.
“I had to take a medical retirement 3 years ago after a horrible accident, unable to return to my thinking job. Since I started Opening in Presence, incredible changes have taken place in my thoughts and behaviors. I didn’t have great expectations of any particular nature when I started the class but wanted a deeper connection with The Divine and I thought meditation would be the way. These Tuesday sessions are always the best day of the month. I have started 3 new things that I attribute directly to this class: teaching an assertive communication class at the senior center, taking a watercolor class and writing a meditation book. Something in me has been freed up. It is hard to put into words but I think I have made a deeper connection to The Divine and I can look out at the world with less fear. All of these things have come about because of Jamie’s class, providing this opportunity for my soul to grow.” –Barbara Hojem