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Contemplation Web Retreat *May 2023*

Contemplation Web Retreat *May 2023*

$ 25.00

Live Two-Day Web Event

Learn Ancient Tools for Spiritual Practice

John Crowder is offering a two-day Web Event live through Zoom May 20-21, 2023. Worldwide Time Zone Friendly (see schedule below).

There is a war for our attention amidst the chaos of constant media stimulation, news, monetized outrage, politics and religious opinion. Not only has society forgotten the vital need for silence, but the modern church has also become untethered from her rich history of ancient contemplative practice. We don't even know how to be silent anymore. "Silence is God's first language," said St. John of the Cross. In fact, we seem to prefer the barrage of outer stimulation, because it distracts us from the inner noise of our own tumultuous thoughts, anxieties, fears and insecurities. The result is a confused plummet into madness.

We invite you to take a two-day online retreat with us to gain some practical tools for spiritual development. To re-learn rest: the effortless practice of the presence of God. Contemplation is not about "getting closer" to the God to whom you are already united in Christ. Contemplation is wordless prayer. It is pausing to take the daily time to experience this union in a way that transcends words, thought, worship song lyrics and religious concepts. As we pull aside to acclimate ourselves the Triune God in silence, we become centered and begin to see Him everywhere in the world around us.

Contemplation is the most important spiritual practice of the early church fathers, mystics and generations of monastics. They have many practical tools to share with us, because there are many misconceptions we encounter trying to quiet ourselves for silent prayer. Contemplation is not a futile attempt at quieting all thoughts, but rather we learn not to be tossed around by them, anchored in the love of God.

If possible, we encourage attendees of this event to clear your schedule for a couple days of quiet ... let your home be a monastic cell for the weekend - pull aside with us as we plore the depths of the contemplative tradition.

**Have bread and wine onhand as we will also receive the sacrament of communion together**

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We are offering this Web retreat to all our friends around the world on a donation basis. First choose your donation amount, then "add to cart" to register. Thank you for your abundant generosity by investing in the Gospel ... it keeps the ministry and our orphanages afloat!
Event limited to first 500 registrants

Three Live Sessions:

Calculate your time zone below. Mark your calendar!

Session One - Saturday May 20:
1 p.m. US Pacific // 4 p.m. US East // 9 p.m. London //
6 a.m. + 1 day Sydney
Session Two - Sunday May 21:
10 a.m. US Pacific // 1 p.m. US East // 6 p.m. London //
3 a.m. + 1 day Sydney
Session Three - Sunday May 21:
1 p.m. US Pacific // 4 p.m. US East // 9 p.m. London //
6 a.m. + 1 day Sydney

*You will receive a Zoom link to download upon checkout, as well as in an email upon registration. Check your spam folder if you do not receive it immediately.

More Resources

For those of you who would like a more in-depth plunge into contemplative practice, we recommend our longer, extended on-demand E-Course, Sacred Mystery: A Course on Contemplation. This provides more than 20 hours of rich exploration into the depths of silent prayer which you can begin to explore before or after this weekend's live event:


JOHN CROWDER - John loves to push the envelope and provoke God's people to extreme joy! He is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and advocate of supernatural Christianity. John is on the forefront of a fresh renewal movement marked by ecstatic experience, miracles and recovering the foundational preaching of the cross of grace. John hosts evangelism campaigns, plants children's homes and equips the church at events worldwide. Along with his bi-annual magazine, The Ecstatic, John has also written seven books - Mystical Union, Seven Spirits Burning, The Ecstasy of Loving God, The New Mystics, Cosmos Reborn, Chosen for Paradise and Money. Sex. Beer. God.

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