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Contemplation with Art, Poetry and Music: A Hybrid Online/On-your-own Retreat Experience (session 3)

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Contemplation with Art, Poetry and Music: A Hybrid Online/On-your-own Retreat Experience (session 3)

Time: October 19, 2020 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Episcopal House of Prayer - online only
Website or Map: http://ehouseofprayer.org/con…
Phone: 320.217.4076
Event Type: virtual, retreat, with, episcopal, house, of, prayer
Organized By: Patricia Benson
Latest Activity: Sep 29

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We are intellectual beings and we love to use our minds. But underlying all religious traditions is an understanding that conversion is an experience of the heart, not an experience of the mind, an understanding that leads to an emphasis on the affective experience in prayer. That helps explain why we find music, art and poetry used in all prayer traditions. As long as humans have existed, they have turned to arts to express the inexpressible. Art and music are not simply objects, but an experience of opening to mystical awareness.

While on virtual personal retreat, we will explore the use of visual art, poetry and music in our contemplative practice, considering both exisiting works and creating our own.  Susan will offer three pre-recorded video sessions with teaching and guided meditations.  While you can engage the videos on your own time and in the comfort of your own space, we will gather for an online simultaneous group meeting at the end of the three sessions in order to share insights with one another and hear questions and answers with Susan.

Offered by Susan Stabile
Three pre-recorded sessions given October 9, 14, 19 (view on your own in-between days)
Concluding online small group session 9:30 am-12 noon, Saturday, October 24

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