From Narrative Self to Witnessing Self: The Journey Toward Personhood
17 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Location Vaughan Park
Held at Vaughan Park, join Cynthia Bourgeault for a retreat grounded in meditation and teaching both a theoretical and practical enquiry into the gradual transition from a more limited sense of self anchored in personal story-telling and drama (“narrative self”) to a more spacious and less cognitively constructed self (“witness self”). While a common concept in much Eastern spiritual practice, witnessing presence is often still a stumbling block for many Western Christians. Cynthia will approach this challenge from the perspective of Christian nonduality, attempting to help practitioners root from a place of witnessing with more confidence and ease.
Cost : $300-$460 (depending on accommodations; meals included in all packages)
Time: Thursday, October 11 at 4:00 pm to Monday, October 15 at 1:00 pm
Pre-requisites: open to experienced meditators on all paths, but it will be of special interest to those coming from a Christian context and who practice Centering Prayer. While not mandatory, Cynthia’s latest book The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice is recommended reading.
To register or for more information, email Bev Silvester-Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 027-431-6205.