THE SCHOOL OF CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY [PART ONE]

6:30 – 9:30pm | Tuesdays 5,12 &19 February and 5,12,19 March - At the Tribe Byron Bay, Ministry Centre

Plus Optional Retreat Day  – 16 March 

This new school will focus upon the development of the devotional life of the believer. It will explore the ancient tradition of contemplative prayer, introducing students to the various disciplines of prayer, silence, solitude, the mystic tradition, Christian meditation and many other fascinating subjects. The program will run on consecutive Tuesday nights (three per month with one off), followed by a one-day retreat at the end of the term. The prayer retreat will be a mandatory part of the school. Numbers for this program will be limited. This program is Part One of a series of Contemplative Schools that will run through 2019 and 2020.
THE SCHOOL OF CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY TEACHERS
Phil Mason | Maria Mason | Bev Loft | Justin Cloherty |Megs  Bennett
TUESDAY  5TH FEBRUARY

Session 1 | 6:30-7:30PM – Phil Mason
Introduction to the Contemplative Tradition
What is contemplative spirituality? Engaging in our mystical union with Christ. Perichoresis, mutual indwelling. The devotional life of the believer. Foundations of contemplative prayer.

15 Minute Break

Session 2 |7:45 – 8:45PM – Phil Mason
Pitfalls of the Mystical Tradition Towards an Evangelical Mysticism. Paul, John and the New Testament Mystic Tradition. Heretical trajectories in church history.

Q&A | 8:45 – 9pm 

TUESDAY  12TH FEBRUARY

Session 3 | 6:30 – 7:30PM – Maria Mason
The Secret Place and the Devotional Life

15 Minute Break

Session 4 |7:45 – 8:45PM – Maria Mason
Christian Mysticism; History and Practice

Q&A | 8:45 – 9pm 

TUESDAY  19TH FEBRUARY

Session 5 | 6:30 – 7:30PM – Bev Loft
Soaking and Receiving from God Part 1

15 Minute Break

Session 6 | 7:45 – 8:45PM – Bev Loft
Soaking and Receiving from God Part 2 – Plus Workshop

Q&A | 8:45 – 9pm 

TUESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY

WEEK OFF

TUESDAY  5TH MARCH

Session 7 | 6:30-7:30PM – Megs Bennett
Introduction to Lectio Divina

15 Minute Break

Session 8 |7:45 – 8:45PM – Justin Cloherty
The Spiritual Disciplines of Silence and Solitude

Q&A | 8:45 – 9pm 

TUESDAY  12TH MARCH

Session 9 | 6:30 – 7:30PM – Phil Mason
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

15 Minute Break

Session 10 |7:45 – 8:45PM – Maria Mason
Sustaining a Life of Contemplative Prayer

Q&A | 8:45 – 9pm

SATURDAY  16TH MARCH

Optional All Day Contemplative Retreat

 (More details to come) 

TUESDAY  19TH MARCH

Session 11 | 6:30 – 7:30PM – Megs Bennett

Centering Prayer and the Power of Silence

15 Minute Break

Session 12 |7:45 – 8:45PM – Justin Cloherty
Christian Meditation; Listening to the Voice of God

Q&A | 8:45 – 9pm 

PLEASE NOTE: Class Room Spaces will be limited / Zoom Option Available MORE INFO