Events

 
 
Don’t know who Howard Thurman is and why you should know about him?
 
Online Day Retreats 
about
 
Howard Thurman and his links to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.
 
and 
 
Howard Thurman and the Writing of Jesus and the Disinherited
 
Sponsored by The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation January 8, 2020, and accessible through April 1, 2020.
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Meditations of the Heart-Mystical, Personal and Spiritual Wisdom
 
 
HT-Meditations of the Heart
 
 
When the Heart Speaks
 
 
Contemplative prayer, readings, silence, and a guided session of active imagination will explore the spiritual wisdom of the mystical heart.  Howard Thurman’s Meditations of the Heart and When the Heart Speaks, Listen—Discovering Inner Wisdom will serve as the backdrop to an invitation for deep inner listening.
 
Contemplative Enrichment Day
 
Saturday, May 9, 2020
 
Holy Family Retreat Center
 
West Hartford, CT
 
 
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The Creative Encounter of Howard Thurman

 with Lerita Coleman Brown, Ph.D.

Contemplative Outreach of Chicago

Saturday, June 6, 2020

For more information, see the Contemplative Outreach of Chicago

 
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See the Documentary on Howard Thurman
“Backs Against the Wall:  The Howard Thurman Story”
You can stream this documentary anytime
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Create Your Own Contemplative Event
 
 Tips for a 5 Minute Dip into Stillness
 
  1. Find a quiet place to sit comfortably inside or outside.
  2. Render all electronic devices inoperable (power down is the best option).  However, using airplane mode and setting the timer to 5minutes will work as well.
  3. Take at least 3 deep breaths exhaling and inhaling as much as you can.
  4. Gently let go of everything that is on your mind; any and all thoughts…
  5. Pretend like you are listening to your favorite song or talking to your favorite person.  Give the song or him or her your complete attention in the silence.  When you noticed that your mind has wandered away and thoughts are crisscrossing through your mind again,  gently let them go.
  6. Repeat step 5 as many times as necessary until the timer beeps.
  7. Feel the Peace and Joy in your now still and quiet heart.
  8. Warning:   Spontaneous smiling and joy may occur at any time during this process.

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UPCOMING

Emerging from an Interior, Mystical Context

Contemplation and Activism

Gladdening Light Symposium

Rollins College
Winterpark, FL
February 5-7, 2021