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September 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$30
A Zoom Conversation with Ilia Delio & Cynthia Bourgeault
Seeing the World from Another Center
Teilhard and Contemplation through the Energies of Love
Contemplation, meditation, and mindfulness are suddenly all the rage. One can hardly turn on a television, browse a website, or go shopping without nearly ubiquitous reminders and products offering the promises of meditation for a happier and healthier life. Nevertheless, we find our world more unsettled than it has been for decades, perhaps centuries. More people than ever are meditating, but a public shift in consciousness has not occurred.
The challenge is a prevailing understanding of the contemplative and meditative traditions that focuses exclusively on personal transformation. Teilhard’s vision of contemplation and evolution is a movement beyond the ego, a surrendering of self to the power of matter. Matter invites one to let go of the self and hand oneself over to an attractive power beyond the self. I do not leave the world to find God; rather God is the power of matter into which I am pulled. From the heart of matter, God calls to the heart of the contemplative, and from the heart of matter, the contemplative is drawn to see more deeply because matter radiates truth, and in truth, matter finds its meaning. Matter calls to matter; heart calls to heart.
Join Ilia and Cynthia for a wide-ranging exploration of a Teilhardian approach to contemplation that releases its full potential to transform and renew our world.
Please Note: In addition to the live event, a recording of the webinar will be provided to all registrants within two weeks of the event.