The latest news from the Contemplative Network.

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  • Tribute for Father Thomas Keating
  • 05/11/2018
  • It is with the deepest appreciation and reverence that we acknowledge the passing of Father Thomas Keating.  Our community would not exist were it not for the world changing vision he fostered.
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  • The Coordinating Group of the Contemplative Network Aotearoa
  • 04/11/2018
  • In 2009, after Cynthia Bourgeault’s first visit to New Zealand, a small group made up of Pip Nicholls (Wellington), Kevin Gallagher (Christchurch), Agnes Hermans (Whangarei), and Tony and Bev Silvester-Clark (Auckland) came together with the commitment to support contemplative practice here in Aotearoa.  This group saw the purpose of Contemplative Network Aotearoa as being to offer opportunities for people exploring the Christian contemplative path to learn, grow and be supported on their journey.  We have done this by:
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  • Cynthia Bourgeault's 2018 Aotearoa Visit
  • 10/11/2018
  • Cynthia has just left our shores with a hiss and a roar once more. After 60 of us spent a day with her in Wellington, 38 of us had four wonderful days with her at Te Moata Retreat Centre in the Coromandel Peninsula, and 60 of us enjoyed three days with her at Vaughan Park Retreat Centre in Long Bay, Auckland.
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  • New Zealand grieves
  • 16/03/2019
  • *He aha te *mea nui* o te ao* What is the most important thing in the world? *He *tangata*, he *tangata*, he *tangata It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.
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  • Introduction of the Coordinating Group
  • 06/05/2019
  • *Kia ora koutou*, greetings from the Contemplative Network of Aotearoa (CNA) coordinating group (L to R): Agnes Hermans, Pat Neuwelt, Bev Silvester-Clark, Kaia Ariel. We’ll begin by introducing ourselves, as you who may not know all of us.
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  • Reflection on the Christchurch Mosque Attacks
  • 06/05/2019
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  • FEEDBACK on the Contemplative Network 2018 SURVEY: Overview
  • 06/05/2019
  • We wish to express our gratitude to the 93 network members who completed the online survey late last year. You represent about 20% of the total number of people on our database and spread right throughout . Responses came from people in many parts of New Zealand, urban and rural, as well as from Australia.
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  • Regional Contact People
  • 06/05/2019
  • We are grateful to now have a greater spread of contact people throughout Aotearoa, many thanks to those of you have agreed to fill this role.
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