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Contemplative Practices Workshop Series - Northcote

This series has been postponed to a date to be advised. Contact to register your interest.

Contemplative Spirituality

What is contemplative practice?

Contemplative practice involves finding times of stillness in a quiet space to connect deeply with our minds, bodies and spirits, nature and the other. Contemplative practices invite us in to a deeper relationship with ourselves and God.

Contemplative practices also have been known to reduce stress, lessen anxiety, create feelings of wellbeing, and deepen relaxation. Northcote Uniting Church - Chalice is offering a 3 week course in contemplative practices.

This course covers a variety of different contemplative practices which may include sitting meditation, walking the labyrinth, art making and meditation, and movement meditation.

No experience necessary.

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation we shall reap in the harvest of action. ”

Meister Eckhart  German Philosopher

Open to people of faith, no faith or seeking a contemplative lifestyle

Facilitator: Rev. Peter Batten B.Theol MA

Peter is the minister at Northcote Uniting church Chalice. Creative Arts Therapist and accredited InterPlay™ leader. He enjoys exploring the connection between contemplative practices, spirituality, art and creativity and their integration into daily life.

Peter has a practiced and taught contemplative practices in a variety of community and institutional settings. Currently he is exploring the relationship between photography and contemplation.

“My passion is to enable people to tap into their creativity and connect mind, body and spirit, through contemplative practices, art and play. ”

When : Thursday afternoons from 4 May - 18 May

2-4pm, includes afternoon tea

Where: Northcote Uniting Church – Chalice
251 High Street Northcote 3070
This is a small group exploration of contemplative practices – max 15 people

Bookings essential - through eventbrite

Costs: full fee: $108pp
Concession (health care, student) $54
Earlybird: $80 if registered and paid before 24 April 2017

Chalice aims to make contemplative practice accessible to all. If you are having financial difficulty, contact the office:

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