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In this section you will find various articles from the world of contemplative practice including resources, summaries of recent events, and upcoming events.
Posted June 26, 2021

Over the years between 2009 and 2018, Bev and Pip with the support of the Coromandel Christian Trust were able to bring Cynthia Bourgeault to New Zealand where she led us in numerous retreats, wisdom schools and teaching events. Also,…

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Posted June 10, 2021

Peter Spink was an English Anglican priest, Canon of Coventry Cathedral, former Warden of Burrswood the Anglican home of healing and prayer established by Dorothy Kerin in 1948, mystic, spiritual teacher, writer and founder of the Omega Order a mixed…

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Posted February 12, 2021

We have an amazing array of online riches available from many contemplative teachers overseas. Cynthia, who has been an important teacher to many of us, is growing her online teaching presence. You may wish to check out these courses, beginning…

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Posted February 12, 2021

We are inviting expressions of interest in a 5 day silent retreat at Peacemakers at some stage this year. Dates to be negotiated. This retreat would be based on the model we have developed for the 3 day retreats. Contact Bev if…

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Posted February 12, 2021

This is an ‘at home’experiential programme for those wishing to integrate a contemplative dimension into their lives. Throughout the year resource materials are provided for reading, reflection, spiritual practices, action. Also included are individual spiritual companioning and group reflection sessions…

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Posted July 22, 2020

In our last e-bulletin an invitation was extended to anyone interested in participating in an Online Contemplative Listening Circle.  About a dozen people responded to this invitation, resources were shared for reading and reflection, and meetings were held via zoom…

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Posted July 21, 2020

Series available on YouTube Father Thomas Keating is widely known as the co-founder of the Centering Prayer movement and a master teacher of contemplative prayer and devotion. In a final effort of creative energy during early winter 2018 — the…

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Posted July 20, 2020

Pat Neuwelt and Agnes Hermans This time that we are living through, impacted by Covid19, Black Lives Matter, climate change etc., is a liminal space (from Latin limen=threshold). We are between ‘the old world’ and whatever the new world will…

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Posted July 9, 2020

Reflections post lockdown by Pip Nicholls Prior to the 25th March 2020, the largest retreat I’d ever been on was possibly about 60 people.   Imagine my surprise when it was 5 million New Zealanders, 25 million Australians and untold…

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Posted July 4, 2020

Pat Neuwelt reviewer Birth of a Dancing Star: my journey from cradle Catholic to Cyborg Christian, Ilia Delio, Orbis Books, 2019 Those of us who have read any of Ilia Delio’s books or essays will have discovered that this gifted…

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