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Silence and Self-knowledge: Wisdom from the Desert
Why have our Christian friends through the centuries seen silence and self-knowledge as indispensable elements in spiritual growth? Is it still true for us today? We will look for insight and inspiration in the lives and wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers of 4th century Egypt.
Venue: Trinity House [IMPORTANT: This meeting may have to be on-line via Zoom, depending on likely Covid-19 restrictions near the time. You will be notified if this change to an on-line meeting becomes necessary].
Guest Speaker: Liz Watson
Biography: Liz is a member of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) and lives in London with her husband Graeme who is also a member of WCCM. She has served the meditation community in various capacities over the past 20 years, including a term as UK National Coordinator. She now focuses on teaching meditation, leading weekend and 7 day retreats and offering spiritual direction. She is drawn increasingly to the Christian mystical tradition and to contemplative approaches to the Bible. She also has a developing interest in meditation in prisons, and in 12 step programmes for freedom from addiction and in contemplative approaches to spiritual direction. She contributed two chapters to the book ‘The Journey to the Heart’ on the Christian mystics and recorded the CD ‘Images of Meditation’ with its accompanying booklet.
After graduating with a degree in Latin, Liz pursued a career in the UK public library system to senior management level. Retiring early, she took the opportunity to study for an MA in Theology.
Cost: The event is open to all Spidir members and is free, but donations to the Spidir Fund may be made if you wish. Spidir will be sending a donation of £250 to WCCM. (Details of how to donate will follow shortly)