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Learn to connect to that calm, still voice within as the Centre for Spiritual Practices at Lynn Valley United Church hosts a full-day Introduction to Centering Prayer Worshop on Saturday, January 19 from 10:30am-3:30pm. Four follow-up sessions on Wednesday evenings at 6pm, January 23 to February 13 are meant to develop skills and healthy prayer regimen.

Facilitated by experienced practioners commissioned by Contemplative Oureach Ltd. (in Vancouver through Contemplative Outreach of Greater Vancouver) who teach the practice and benefits of centering prayer in daily life. 

Early-bird registration is open (CLICK HERE) now with the $55 fee including instruction, lunch and snacks as well as the book "Open Heart, Open Mind" by Thomas Keating. Clicke HERE to be directed to the online registration form. Supports are in place to ensure financial barriers do not hinder participation - contact the church office if you would like to discuss subsidy. The PDF attached gives an overview of the Indtroduction to Centering Prayer course. 

Participants are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing- in layers if you tend to get hot or cold easily. The church will be open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of all sessions for people to have a snack, connect with other participants and leave spaciousness to prepare yourself to engage in the practice. While every care will be taken to address common food sensitivities, if you have severe reactions that limit what you can eat, you may feel more comfortable bringing your own food.  Refrigeration and heating are available in that case.

If you have any additional questions, please call the church office; 604-987-2114