Richard Rohr meditation September 11th


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One of a series of day retreat’s on offer throughout 2019,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

Led by Rev’d Ian Spencer these retreats are based on themes from Rohr’s book of daily meditations “A Spring within us”.

Theme for today is “Going down is going up – the path of descent”   Rohr writes – Christians call this “the way of the cross”, the Desert Fathers & Mothers called it “the way of the Desert”, St Paul called it kenosis (self-emptying),  the Buddhists echo that theme in their philosophy of “emptiness” & “nirvana”.   Clearly counter-intuitive, how might we also follow the path of descent, that is, follow Christs command to shoulder our cross and follow him ?

Each day will include a short act of worship, teaching, discussion and free time to practice/consider what we’ve learned.

The day will conclude at 4.00pm with afternoon tea.

Cost £38 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.