Saturday, February 29, 2020
Chicot State Park
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Lenten introduction to Contemplative Christian Spirituality for Seekers, Doubters, Rebels, and Ragamuffins. Together we will spend a day of prayer and silence exploring classic Christian practices such as: Celtic Daily Prayer, Centering Prayer, Prayer Walking, Chanting, Lectio Divina, and other disciplines. This is an ecumenical gathering of friends where all are welcome as they are, no one is excluded for any reason. This will be a silent retreat with dedicated times for discussion and sharing.
We will practice at the Chicot State Park Meeting Room on the secluded east side of Bayou Chicot Lake with meal provided and opportunities for afternoon hiking and evening campfire to close out the day. You are welcome to leave earlier in the day if needed.
Must register in advance through Eventbrite as space is limited. $40 registration includes meal. No additional registration fees. Cancellations allowed up to 7 days prior to the event.
We begin our new practice series Rituals To Awaken Wednesdays at 6pm. One basic ritual is a commitment to practice meditation. During this series you are invited to bring offerings for the altar such as fresh flowers, fruit, nuts, water, or sacred objects to contribute to the practice of community.
River Oaks Square Arts Center 2nd floor. Free to attend. No experience necessary. Enter through 2nd St. entrance facing the parking lot before 6pm when door is locked for security.
Cenla Meditation Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been supporting mindful living through meditation and community for over four years. We provide:
Weekly group meditation instruction and practice
Weekly book study for enrichment
Weekly Refuge Recovery group to offer a mindfulness-based approach to recovery from addiction
Regional retreats and workshops
Professional development through CEU workshops and training for healthcare providers and students
Community engagement to support the arts and social justice
Aside from a modest fee to cover the cost of retreats, all of the services provided are offered completely FREE. We rely on the timeless practice of Dāna, the practice of generosity. In addition to the weekly services we provide we use financial donations to offer scholarships to our retreats and workshops, purchase books and supplies, and provide outreach to our community. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support mindful living in our community.
Checks can be made payable and mailed to:
Cenla Meditation Group, Inc.
414 Grant Dr.
Ball, LA 71405
Save the date for our second One-Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at beautiful Bayou Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Go to the Retreat Page for more information or go to Eventbrite.com to register now.