Contemplative Rhythms, Autumn 2021

Weekly on Wednesday 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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“Contemplative Rhythms”

This regular three-part series at Rolling Ridge introduces three different time-honored contemplative spiritual practices.  Finding a rhythm of contemplative practices helps us open more fully to God/the Divine, encouraging receptivity to Love’s abiding invitations in ways congruent with our personal longings.  This practice-based series offers gracious guidance in each of the featured spiritual practices, inspiring conversations within shared learning, and meaning-filled reflections all in the company of curious others.  Whether the featured practices are brand new to us or we are well-seasoned with them, we look forward to discovering together the fresh gifts emerging in these Autumn rhythms.

The three contemplative spiritual practices for Autumn 2021 are:
•    Pausing (October 27)
•    Meditative Movement (November 3)
•    Gratitude (November 10)

When:  Three Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (eastern)
Where:  Online, Zoom link available upon registration
Registration:  $30 each session or $75 for the entire series.  Registrations for each session close the day before.
Facilitator:  John Kiemele, PhD.

About the leader(s)

John Kiemele

John Kiemele is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center.  With a focus on contemplative soul care, John gratefully walks alongside individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations.  Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well.  John received his PhD in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.