The School for Contemplative Living
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!
The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness:
Inner Healing and Contemplative Practice

with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

September 16-17

at Rayne Memorial UMC, 3900 St. Charles Ave.

Come practice the presence of God with us.

Suggested donation: $75 ($60 for SCL members), but all are welcome


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Checks to Parker UMC, with "SCL membership" on the memo line

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Members are invited to deduct $5 from any workshop


Our Mission

Creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God for personal transformation and radical engagement with the world.


Our video trailer is here: "Monks in the World"
Listening in Stillness
Cultivating a contemplative presence for God involves daily practice of spiritual disciplines in solitude.
To learn more about our central practice of centering prayer,link to the following:


Because the journey cannot be completed alone, we also practice and learn with a community of supportive friends. This, for us, is the inward journey: "practicing the Presence of God for personal transformation."

Serving in Joy!
Presence for God brings us into God's heart for the world. The result is action - a response of serving by bringing the Presence into our service. We serve through our chosen vocations and through shared missions. We seek radical engagement with the world. This for us is the outward journey.

To learn more from our stories of contemplative living see:
Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture,
and also
"A Contemplative Path" blog at www.wordpress.com.
To connect with a class, practice group, or workshop - link to Our Groups.