Our friends and fellow spiritual teachers at Contemplative Light have a wonderful introductory course. It deals with both practice and perspectives of these timeless teachings from the Christian Mystical and Contemplative traditions! Whether you are a long-time practitioner looking to solidify your understanding and framework for practice or a beginner interested in immersing yourself in this teaching, this course can serve as a rich resource.
This essential course on Christian Mysticism combines a look at practices and background, teaching and historical development of Christian Mysticism.
Part I of the course examines in-depth traditional practices of the Christian mystics, including:
- The Examen
- Centering Prayer
- Lectio Divina
- The Jesus Prayer
- Christian Meditation
Part II of the course takes a close look at the tradition of Christian mysticism through both ancient and modern lenses using the practice of The Jesus Prayer as a jumping off point to illuminate the contemplative path in both theory and practice, including:
- The threefold path of Christian Mysticism
- The difference between waking up and growing up
- Integral teaching
- Perspectives from Contemporary Psychology
Our aim as practitioners and teachers is to offer these ancient teachings in relevant and accessible ways to a modern audience, and to integrate these teachings and practices more deeply into our everyday lives.
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