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Awakening: Mindfulness, Prayer, and Meditation Across Religious Traditions

This program has a waitlist.

A panel of leaders and practitioners from a variety of spiritual traditions will share insights and experiences of prayer and meditation. Time for group meditation and group discussion will  be included. Panelists for the morning will be:

· “Centering Prayer: Contemplative Christian Prayer” (Ann Koerner, CSA)

· “Prayer in the Jewish Tradition” (Moshe Katz)

· “Meditation in Zen Buddhism” (Reirin Gumbel)

· “Prayer, Meditation, and the New Cosmology” (Paula Hirshboeck)

In the afternoon, a choice of a breakout session with one of the panelists will allow you  to delve more deeply into a specific tradition of mindfulness, prayer. and meditation.

The day will conclude with the panelists offering insights into how mindfulness, prayer, and meditation make a difference in the world, followed by a celebration of transformation.

Please indicate first and second choice of breakout session at the time of registration.  Use the "Special Needs" section of the form.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Registration is closed for this program
9:00am—4:00pm CT
Cost of $65 includes $20 non-refundable deposit and mid-day meal.

No deposit needed to be put on the waiting list.

Also in this series:
Friday, April 1: An Introduction to Mindful Living
Saturday evening, April 2: Mindful Eating and Reflection
Sunday, April 3: A Day of Celebration through Creative Renewal


**Please be aware that from March 16, 2022, through April 30, 2022, there will be construction on Erie Street. You may be redirected from the usual directions and it may take a little longer to get here. Please allow extra time if you are coming for a scheduled event.**

Learn about our public health safety protocols here.

Ann Koerner, CSA, was introduced to Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating, OCSO. She is a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer within Contemplative Outreach International.

Reirin Alheidis Gumbel is an ordained priest in the Shunryu  Suzuki lineage of Soto Zen. She is   the Resident Priest and Guiding Teacher at Milwaukee Zen Center. 

Paula Hirschboeck is the guiding teacher and priest for Sophia Zen Women's Sangha in Madison and Southeastern Wisconsin. She teaches Soto Zen Buddhism in the context of the cosmological powers described by Brian Swimme.

Moshe Katz is the immediate past chair of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. He is fluent in Hebrew  and received a Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies from the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies (Case Western Reserve University).