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The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment: A Listening Hearts Lenten Retreat

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The Beecken Center of the School of Theology is partnering with Listening Hearts Ministries to offer an intensive, four-day retreat to train participants in the art of facilitating and mentoring spiritual discernment groups using the Listening Hearts approach. Held at the DuBose Conference Center, the retreat will include communal meditation activities; workshops that teach the practical aspects of teaching spiritual discernment; and a series of discernment sessions, each of which is followed by a reflective review to gain insight into the elements that bring forth fruitful discernment.

This Listening Hearts retreat can count as Alternate Mentor Training for Education for Ministry (EfM) mentors. Requirements for Alternate Mentor Training include having completed two Foundations Trainings, being "Formation ready," not having completed another Alternate Training within the last three trainings, and not needing to go back to Foundations after three Formations. Contact Elsa Bakkum, EfM Associate Director for Training, at for Alternate Training credit.

The program has an “at home” component: for five weeks prior to the retreat (the weeks of Jan. 28; Feb. 5, 12, 19, & 26), participants will engage in short readings, creative meditation exercises, and online sharing of reflections. The assignments will require an average of two hours of work a week, which can usually be broken into several chunks, and include online sharing with a mentor and other members of the group.

  • Tuition: $750
  • Lodging not included. Lodging reservations may be made directly with the DuBose Conference Center using this form.
  • CEUs are available.
  • Registration closes Thurs. Jan. 11.
  • The workshop begins with an informal opening Eucharist at 5:00 p.m., CST, on Tuesday, March 6, and ends at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10.
  • Register here >>

This retreat is geared to spiritually mature leaders of all ages who are committed to the principles set forth in Listening Hearts, and affords each participant the opportunity to enter into discernment in relation to his or her own life while also learning to train and mentor discernment groups. Participants will work in small groups, each with its own mentor. Silence, song, imaginative engagement with Scripture, creative meditation activities, and contemplative sharing of reflections combine to draw each group into the flow of the Spirit.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!

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6:00 PM18:00

"The Healing Power of Story" (Lenten Series)

Rarely in American history has our country been more divided than it is at this moment.  People feel judged, looked down upon, even attacked for holding different views. Fear and anger form barriers to our living and worshiping together. Many communities are in silent or open conflict.

Writer/filmmaker David Duke believes that the qualities of empathy and understanding are not dead and that story-telling can save the world.  

Using a blending of film clips and group interaction, David and group process expert Betsy Pickren invite you into a process of healing that comes from truly knowing one another.

Wednesdays in Lent
February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14
Christ Church Episcopal
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Dinner and child care will be provided.

Please contact the parish administrator to register for this event (770-447-1166).

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9:30 AM09:30

Lenten Quiet Day: Wandering in the Wilderness Without Getting Lost

  • Lanier House, Cathedral of St. Philip (map)
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The first thing that Jesus did after his baptism was to follow the Spirit into the wilderness. He spent forty days there dueling with the devil over whether and how he would engage the institutional powers of his day. His choices would determine what he would do and who he would be.

We are called during the season of Lent to follow the Spirit into our own wilderness. It’s a time to think again about the choices that we are making in our lives. Are they drawing us closer to God or driving us farther away?

Canon George Maxwell will lead us in several contemplative practices that are designed to guide us in this discernment.

The Quiet Day will take place in the Lanier House on the Cathedral campus, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 17. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. 

Please register for this event by February 12th or contact Jeannie Mahood for any questions ( or 404-365-1031).

We look forward to having you with us!

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to Mar 12

Journey to the Heart: A Christian Meditation Retreat

The DuBose Conference Center
635 College St,
Monteagle, TN 37356

Join us at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, for this wonderful meditation retreat with World Community of Christian Meditation USA (WCCM). You will be introduced (or reacquainted!) with the practices of Christian Meditation pioneered by Benedictine Dom John Main.
Led by Dr. Gene Bebeau, director of the WCCM School of Meditation, you will learn to ground yourself in a daily practice of Christian Meditation. The program will include meditation sessions, prayer, instruction, and videos of WCCM founder John Main and its current leader and spiritual guide Dom Laurence Freeman, OSB. The retreat will also introduce participants to other resources of the WCCM, including the annual John Main Seminar, which has been led over the years by Bede Griffiths, Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating, Joan Chittister, the Dalai Lama, Kallistos Ware, and Rowan Williams.

This event promises to be a wonderful, contemplative experience, and the skills taught here will remain with you for life. CEUs are available. Register today

Tuition: $450, includes meals & lodging
Commuter rate: $310, includes tuition & meals only.

Would you like to advertise this event in your church or community? Download a printable PDF poster here.

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6:00 PM18:00

Justice and Joy

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
4755 N. Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338

Join us on Wednesday nights in Lent for “Justice and Joy,” our exploration of a gospel response to contemporary human rights challenges.  Each session is facilitated by a professional practitioner with insight and on-the-ground experience. We offer a simple soup dinner in the Parish Hall at 6:00 p.m., with the program to follow in the nave from 7-8 p.m.

Find more information here.

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6:00 PM18:00

Food for Thought and Spirit

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St. Anne's Episcopal Church
3098 Saint Anne's Lane
Atlanta, GA 30327

Lenten Series with a Simple Supper at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm, March 8 through April 5. Enjoy a simple supper followed by a presentation and discussion of "The Go Guide: 10 Steps for Innovations in Ministry from Luke 10", led by co-author Rev. Donna Mote, Missioner for Engagement and Innovation for the Diocese. You can buy the book at the Cathedral Book Store or on Amazon, for about $7. Podcasts of discussions by Bishop Wright, co-author, and Rev. Mote -- "The Go Guide Road Show" -- can be found here.

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10:00 AM10:00

Retreat for a Day

Candler School of Theology
Rita Anne Rollins Building
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Retreat from the whirlwind of life—just for a day—and  enter a world of church conflict as we explore the Lutheran and English Reformation and theological history at Emory’s Candler School of Theology.  Enjoy a special presentation of Candler’s Anglican resources, including some rare works related to Martin Luther's 95 theses.  $25 for the day, which includes lunch.  Find the day’s schedule and register here.  

Deadline to register is Sunday, February 26.

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10:00 AM10:00

Lenten Quiet Day Embodying Loving-Kindness

The Julian of Norwich Center, St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2601 Henderson Mill Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345

Lenten Quiet Day
Embodying Loving-kindness:
Yoga and Prayer

Guided by
Ms. Marie Hurley Blair with
The Rev. Lynnsay A. Buehler and Ms. Lea Robinson, R.N., M.S.N.

Marie Hurley Blair is a lifelong learner.  Her formal education includes graduate degrees in ethics and library science.  When her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s thirteen years ago she turned to yoga, studying the mind-body connection and how breathing, meditation and gentle movement can ease pain and improve mood.  A 200 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, she has received additional training in yoga for chronic pain, cancer and overall aging.  Mindful yoga—moving slowly into postures and noticing how the body and breath respond—is available to all bodies.  “If you can breathe, you can do yoga,” she assures newcomers.  Marie and Lynnsay share a deep friendship that began in college and has spanned four decades.  Their shared interest in seeking peace within, resting in the Beloved and growing in wholehearted living, led to this collaboration.  Marie will lead guided meditations; Lynnsay and Lea, a long-time facilitator with The Julian of Norwich Center, will offer guidance for times of contemplative prayer.  And Marie will lead a yoga class that may be enjoyed seated or on a mat.  Chairs and a few mats will be available.  Please bring your own mat if you have one.  All bodies are welcome.

$50 (Fee negotiable.)
Lunch provided.
Please call 770-938-9797 ext. 27 to register for the day.

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