Contemplative practices for laypeople?
(05-26-2011, 03:38 PM)Graham Wrote:
(05-26-2011, 03:24 PM)JayneK Wrote:
(05-26-2011, 02:57 PM)Graham Wrote: I don't know what centering prayer is, apart from what I read just now on wikipedia. The article said it has its roots in the Desert Fathers, the cloud of unknowing, St. John of the Cross, and St. Teresa of Avila; if we have to leave these sources aside because "centering prayer is invalid", well, good luck finding a contemplative who's valid.

I don't think there is a problem with these historical sources of centering prayer but rather with its modern day practitioners.

I don't think I know any practitioners. What's the problem?

Centering prayer is popular with some very liberal (heterodox?) Trappists who prefer to practice something closer to Buddhist meditation than Christian contemplative prayer.

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Re: Contemplative practices for laypeople? - by 3Sanctus - 05-26-2011, 03:42 PM

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