Light Sitting in Light

This event is full.

DUE TO MARTIN BEING UNABLE TO TRAVEL AT THE MOMENT, REGRETTABLY WE HAVE POSTPONED THIS EVENT. WE HOPE TO SEE MARTIN LATER ON IN THE YEAR OR EARLY 2018.

 

 

 

Light Sitting in Light.

Led by Martin laird

Saturday 8 July

10.30 am - 4.00 pm

Cost £30 Concessions £20

Please bring a packed lunch.  Coffee and tea provided

 

 “Just as air is in the light of the sun, and the light of the sun is in the air—so too is God constantly in the being of the soul.”  These words from the 14th century, Flemish mystic, Jan van Ruusbroec, serve to focus this retreat.  Ruusbroec's description of our relationship with God is not something any of us needs to acquire. It only needs to be realized. By means of self-forgetful release into the practice of contemplation, the illusion of separation from God is dispelled.  We become so silent before God that the "before" drops away.  Through times spent together in silent prayer, conferences, and discussion, we shall consider such things as the subtle difficulties we meet in something so simple as stillness; what interior skills develop as our practice deepens; why mindfulness meditation is not enough; the profound role played by the contemplative with depression/anxiety, that is to say struggle and dereliction as the altar of the heart.  These and other concerns will be the focus of this graced time to be in silence together. 

 

Martin Laird, O.S.A. is Professor of Early Christian Studies at Villanova University.  Among his published works are: Into the Silent Land; A Sunlit Absence; and the forthcoming, An Ocean of Light (all from Oxford University Press).

 

 

July 8th, 2017 3:30 PM   through   4:00 PM
St Marks, Myddelton Square
London , EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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ticket GBP 30.00
concession (OAP/Student/Unwaged please bring proof) GBP 20.00

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