HUSH: An Introduction to Christian Contemplative Practice

Contemplation is anything that pierces your illusions and helps you touch Reality.” (Parker Palmer)

Christianity has a rich heritage of contemplative practice that support people’s connection to God. And, while much of these have been “lost” over the centuries, there is a growing interest and recognition of their profound support for our spiritual journey.

In this workshop, we’ll explore:

  • the history of contemplative practice within the Christian family

  • the reasons why this rich well of resources has been largely lost, and why there is a growing interest and resonance.

  • experiential practice of a number of contemplative practices including (Lectio Divina, Audio Divina, Visio Divina, Examen, Breath Prayer, and more)

Participants will receive:

  • a break from the busyness and noise of life to connect with God and listen to your soul

  • a deeper understanding and appreciation for the roots of Christian contemplative practice

  • tangible experience and resources that will support your own deepening and connection with God.

  • a ten-page “take-home” resource guide to support your personal practice

  • an afternoon in the heart of autumn glory on the gorgeous and serene retreat property

  • an opportunity to meet with like-minded folks (check out the opportunity to go out for dinner together afterwards)

  • delicious refreshments all afternoon (yes, there will be pumpkin loaf!)

  • 20% off a one hour personal coaching session or spiritual direction session with Christa


Date: Sunday, October 20

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Crieff Hills Retreat Centre, just south of Guelph, Ontario.

Cost: $30.00/ person


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There's a lovely spot just down the street called 'The Danish Place' (see the video below). Would you like to be contacted a week before the retreat to be placed on the reservation list? (Note: cost for dinner is at your own expense.) There is no commitment to attend now.
Yes, I am 18 years of age or older *
Yes, I understand that there are no refunds. *
If you are unable to attend the workshop, you are able to transfer your registration to someone else. Just let Christa know about the switch.
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For those who want to join together afterwards, we’ll head a kilometer down the road to this fantastic ‘off-the-beaten-path-bistro’ : The Danish Place. Watch this brilliant video about this special place.

Do you want to bring ‘HUSH: An introduction to contemplative practice’ to your own group?

Contact Christa to discuss the possibility of working together.