Centering Prayer

Learn about, explore, and practice this ancient method

Learn about, explore, and practice this ancient method of leaving aside external concerns, discontinuing the incessant internal dialogue, and signaling alert receptivity to the Divine Presence already dwelling within.
From the Great Silence of the Hebrew scripture to the Prayer in Secret of the Sermon on the Mount to the union with the Divine Indwelling of the 4th-century Desert Fathers and Mothers, some form of the contemplative practice we now call Centering Prayer has been with us. 


Workshop Leader: Edward Groody

Edward is president of Ed Groody & Associates, Inc., an organization development-consulting firm, helping companies get exceptional results and create a Spirit of Community in the workplace. Edward specializes in helping leaders implement change in a way that engages and honors people. He has facilitated highly successful financial and cultural turnarounds in a variety of industries and corporate settings.
Prior to starting Ed Groody & Associates, Inc. he served as Director of Organization Development with Covenant Health in East Tennessee. Edward is one of a handful of individuals to train and work with M. Scott Peck, M.D., bestselling author of The Road Less Traveled and developer of the innovative group and team-building process called Community Building. Edward was also a part of the leadership group that organized and facilitated the first men’s conferences with renowned poet and author Robert Bly in Minnesota in the 80s and 90s.
Edward is a longtime student of contemplative practices. In addition to his full-time consulting work, he leads Poetry Divina, Community Building, meditation/centering prayer and other contemplative workshops for retreat centers, universities, nonprofits, businesses, and religious groups.


Interested?  Please consider joining Centering Prayer Workshop.

Dates: Every Tuesday
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location:  Meaningful Life Center, 116 Carr St., Knoxville, TN 37919

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