8.30 am. Morning Prayer
9.00 am. 3 minutes silence
9.30 Time for Meditation
10.00 am.3 minutes silence and welcome from the Clergy Team leading to an Introduction by Chairman, Richard Edmunds. The subject he will ask the speakers to address is The Inward Turn to Freedom.
The first speaker will be Brahma Kumaris European Director Sister Jayanti. Not to be missed for her sweet wisdom and clarity of being, Sister Jayanti became a Brahma Kumaris when very young and has been a companion of Dadi Janki, the leader for many years.
Music will follow with a 2 minute silence at 11.00 am.
The final speaker who will lead us into a short meditation is Father Laurence Freeman OSB.
The morning will conclude with 3 minutes silence at midday.
Laurence Freeman will be taking part at Just This Day event in London on the 22nd November. This is an annual day in St Martin-in-the-Fields when people are invited to experience silence and meditation. You can have more information here. You can also watch Fr. Laurence’s talk from last year here.
Fr. Laurence will speak also in another event, co-hosted by Just This Day and Brahma Kumaris (UK) will happen in London on the 18th of November. The theme is Points of Light… An Inward Turn. See more information here.
In August 2017 a group of 20 young Christian contemplatives from different forms of life – practitioners, teachers, scholars – spent four days in prayer, discussion and celebration at Snowmass Monastery, Colorado. They came from four leading contemplative networks working today to strengthen the contemplative dimension at the centre of Christian life: Contemplative Outreach, The World Community for Christian Meditation, the Centre for Action and Contemplation and the Shalem Institute. The ‘founders’ of these networks were also present. They had invited a new generation of contemplative leaders to meet and discover something new. Thomas Keating, Laurence Freeman, Richard Rohr and Tilden Edwards also met together daily while their younger colleagues were expanding the common vision.
In this video, you can watch comments from the ‘founders’ followed by a sharing by leaders from the four groups present at the gathering.