The analogy is given of one running in a river. As long as one continues to move, the mud is stirred up and the water is cloudy. However, when the person stands still, the silt settles and the water becomes clear. Thus it is with life with God. As long as we allow it, the franticness of life keeps us in a cloudy state. When we are still, the silt of our lives settles and we are able to listen and to see clearly. This class will be an education and experience in silence and solitude with God.
The six-week class/retreat offers lessons on the following topics:
- Introduction to silence and solitude
- The impact of silence
- The benefits of solitude
- Varying traditions of guiding silent retreats (Ignatian, Benedictine, etc.)
- Community in silence
- Contexts – retreat centers and self-made retreats
This class is a designated Level One class. An explanation of the Level One class format is found here».
Note: You are welcome to sign up for this single class or join us for the year’s Contemplative journey of six classes. You can begin with any class.
Click here to find instructions for the class.