Laurence Freeman OSB at the Centre - Vanity and Pride and the breath of true freedom In this series of talks Laurence Freeman will draw on the wisdom of the early desert teachers who combined deep spiritual wisdom with sharp psychological insight. His approach, like theirs, confronts the inner problems we struggle with but sees them in therapeutic rather than judgemental terms. He will develop the schema of the “eight principal faults” and show how understanding them as patterned states of mind will help us to overcome them – making both meditation, relationships and daily life a great deal easier.+ More details
https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-269-7/Simplifying-the-Soul/ We often think of Lent as a season of deprivation. We're supposed to "give up" something we love (chocolate, wine, movies) for the next six weeks, though we're never quite sure why. What's more, we can hardly wait until it's over so we can go back to "normal life." But there's another, more spiritually effective way to approach Lent. We can look at it as a special, set-apart time for getting back to what's truly important. How do we do this? We try letting different things go for a short period—for example, we give up the Internet for a day, we cut up one credit card, we leave our cell phone home—with the goal of getting to know ourselves at a deeper level. What drives most of what we think about? What motivates us to action? What unconscious habits determine how we live each day? Lenten practices of simplification can help reveal who we really are—while at the same time opening the door to long-term transformation. This webinar offers suggestions for specific Lenten experiments rooted in the spiritual wisdom of the ancient Christian desert fathers and mothers.+ More details
Terms, concepts and practices you should be aware of and warned about! For more information please see Ray Yungen's excellent book entitled A Time of Departing. Book description at Lighthouse Trails: "A revealing account of a New Age spirituality that has infiltrated much of the church today. Exposes the subtle strategies to compromise the gospel message with Eastern mystical practices cloaked under evangelical terminology and wrappings. Topics include: Contemplative Prayer, Yoga, Labyrinths, Spiritual Directors, Reiki, Desert Fathers, Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Disciplines, Purpose Driven and the Emerging Church Book description at Amaon: "A revealing account of a New Age spirituality that has infiltrated much of the church today. Exposes the subtle strategies to compromise the gospel message with Eastern mystical practices cloaked under evangelical terminology and wrappings. Topics include: Contemplative Prayer Yoga Labyrinths Spiritual Directors Reiki Desert Fathers Spiritual Formation Spiritual Disciplines Purpose Driven and the Emerging Church Some questions this book answers ... What exactly is contemplative spirituality and how is it New Age? Who are some of the major proponents of contemplative prayer and how are their teachings entering the church? Is Rick Warren s Purpose Driven paradigm promoting the contemplative prayer movement? What is wrong with Christian yoga? What is the emerging church really all about and why is it spiritually dangerous?"+ More details
Created for the beginning of the International House of Prayer promo, this is a brief history of 24/7 prayer leading into the current worldwide prayer movement. The goal was to create cinematic settings for the historical part, and show real footage for the current part, emphasizing that 24/7 prayer is also happening right now. I was in charge of the art direction, editing, & motion graphics. Producer: Jono Hall Music: "Call for Heroes" by Pierre Gerwig Langer Software: Final Cut Pro & After Effects Plug-ins Used: Magic Bullet Looks, Trapcode Particular, Video Copilot's Optical Flares, Keylight for FCP Watch the making of here: http://bit.ly/ewFBYw For a deeper look into this history, go here: http://bit.ly/tbfOR+ More details
From Remigiusz Sowa, Best Documentary Transmitter Award winner at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2010, comes a truly remarkable story of Father Lazarus El Anthony, a university lecturer and Marxist who abandoned his life in Australia and went in search of God and freedom. His pilgrimage eventually brought him to live the life of a Christian Coptic monk and live in solitude on the Egyptian Al-Qalzam Mountain in the pursuit of what the Desert Fathers called apatheia, holy stillness. www.thelastanchoritefilm.co.uk+ More details
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