Contemplative Vision Ministry

The Contemplative Vision Ministry of the Benedictine Spirituality Center in the Pines offers courses and workshops in contemplative practices to foster your individual spiritual journey and to promote contemplative living. Most classes are held at Benet Hill Monastery in the Black Forest.

 

Contemplative practices facilitate and strengthen our relationship with God. They are an opportunity to invite the divine indwelling into everything we do. Contemplative practices give us the eyes to see and the ears to hear and the courage to live the contemplative life God desires for us.

 

Contemplative Vision Ministry also serves as a partner with Contemplative Outreach, LTD., a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the gospel in everyday life and to fostering transformation in Christ through the practice of centering prayer. Contemplative Outreach of Colorado


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First Saturday Centering Prayer

 

These sessions offer centering prayer in a group. The morning deepens your contemplative practice and broadens your spiritual education with presentations and discussions. All are welcome!

 

  First Saturday

 

 

Wednesday Centering Prayer

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Centering prayer is also offered in Colorado Springs at Benedicta’s Mission House on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 am. All are welcome!

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Wednesday Centering Prayer

 

 

 

Introducing Mystics 1 & 2

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We will share some basic historical and contemporary views on mysticism and how Befriending the Mystics may help you on your journey of faith.

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Introducing Mystics 1 & 2

 

 

Introduction to Centering Prayer

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Centering Prayer is a method of prayer within the Christian contemplative prayer tradition. This introductory workshop offers participants the basics of the centering prayer practice.

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Introduction to Centering Prayer

 

 

Befriending the Mystics Block 1

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Befriending the Mystics is designed to give participants a chance to peek in on the mystical experience of a variety of people throughout history. Each session will include prayer, a presentation on a particular mystic and sharing the mystic’s writings.

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Befriending the Mystics Block 1

 

 

Healing our Losses: Honoring Each Unique Journey

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This retreat/workshop is for anyone who has experienced any type of loss and also for those who are journeying with someone in their loss:  death, divorce, geographic move, job transition, career move, empty nest, full nest again, tragedy, physical changes, caring for parents or grandchildren, chronic illness and more.

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Healing our Losses

 

 

ONLINE CLASS ~ Spiritual Conversations

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Class Description: This seven-week course explores the most pressing ecological questions of our time. Our primary goal is discovering how we respond to God’s call of caring for the earth. We will examine the issues from scientific, ethical and spiritual perspectives.

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Spiritual Conversations

 

 

That They May Be One

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Are you aware of the Holy Spirit’s movement in the world today and in yourself? Explore ways the Holy Spirit is always active in our lives, the lives of others and drawing us into community. Discover how the Holy Spirit influences and guides us and our non- Christian brothers and sisters.

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That They May Be One
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Seek and Speak Series

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You are invited to participate in this series where you will have the opportunity to address some sensitive topics in an accepting community. Join us for a presentation & discussion as we look at these topics in a workshop setting.

“BEING SPIRITUAL, BUT NOT RELIGIOUS”

“I STOPPED GOING TO CHURCH BECAUSE…”

“WHERE DO I FIT…WHAT AM I SEEKING?”

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Seek and Speak Series
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Befriending the Mystics Block 2

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Befriending the Mystics is designed to give participants a chance to peek in on the mystical experience of a variety of people throughout history. Each session will include prayer, a presentation on a particular mystic and sharing the mystic’s writings.

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Befriending the Mystics Block 2