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Contemplative Movement: Bridging Sitting Meditation and Prayer and Daily Life-Tai Chi

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Contemplative movement develops our inherent capacity to move through our days with greater ease and responsiveness. It extends the communion we experience in prayer into daily life. Come to this gentle workshop that will develop familiarity with natural movements drawn from multiple traditions. These movements are designed to be readily assimilated into daily life. No tai chi experience is required. Dress in comfortable clothes and socks.

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 am to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Allen Bourque
Fee: $70 (includes hot lunch)
Please register and pay in full by Oct. 7


About the Presenter

A graduate of the Mariandale Contemplative Formation program, Allen is longtime practitioner of contemplative prayer and tai chi leads workshops and retreats throughout the Northeast.

“I have attended two of Allen’s workshops focusing on grounding our prayer life in the body and the body’s movement. His Christian faith and practice of contemplative prayer is enriched and informed by experience in other traditions including Buddhism and Taoism and is firmly rooted in the natural world. And lest we forget, Allen helps us reclaim play as part of embodied prayer. What I have learned from him I have been able to integrate into my daily practice and life in general and isn’t this  what makes a spiritual workshop of lasting value?” — Annie Scarff, Amherst


October 14, 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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The Mariandale Center
299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States
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