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The Mindfulness of Brother Lawrence Virtual Retreat

November 7 & 8, 2020

A Weekend Prayer Retreat

Open to All: Limited Availability
For questions, contact Marjorie Swett

Led by Swami Chidbrahmananda, the Washington Vedanta Center

Brother Lawrence wrote a small booklet, Practicing the Presence of God*, in which he demonstrated the faith and surrender that allows for an empowering approach to God.  We will examine the outlines of the spiritual world as implicated by Brother Lawrence in his simple and profound practice.  Our discussion will center around what is necessary to know about the embrace of the Beloved.

Practice, Practice, Practice--Reading about it is one thing, but experiencing the Divine Companionship is what we are after.  We will look at the necessary steps for hoisting a sail that can catch the winds of grace.


Saturday, 11/7--an opportunity to be in silence

  • Meditations by Swami C: 10:00-11:30 am and 2:00- 3:30 pm (Note, these will not be times for us to speak--that will happen on Sunday) 
  • Vespers-- Saturday evening at 5:00 pm—live streamed from Holy Cross Monastery

Sunday, 11/8 

  • Dialogue with Swami C:  2:00- 3:30 pm 


Cost: $45  All proceeds will be donated to Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY 

*The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence is available at book stores.

To register, click here