Summer 2020: Contemplative Prayer


Contemplative Practice and Prayer


Stressed? Anxious? Simply looking for more stillness or connection to the sacred in your life?

Come learn about and practice the ancient tradition of contemplative prayer and how it can contribute to your spiritual, personal, and professional life. This informal series will feature experts and leaders from across the country, as well as ample time for communal, guided meditative prayer. Though our focus will be primarily on Christian contemplative practices, insights from many traditions will inform our conversations. All are welcome!


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All meetings will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and will include a communal, guided contemplative experience. Pre-registration is required to access Zoom links.


Thursday, June 18 | 10 - 11:30 Pacific, 1 - 2:30 Eastern 

Topic: Longing for Belonging: Contemplation as an Exercise in Consciousness 

Featuring: Dr. Leah Marie Buturain, Lecturer in Theological Studies (Loyola Marymount University)



Thursday, July 9 | 10 - 11:30 Pacific, 1 - 2:30 Eastern 

Topic: Contemplation and Writing -- A discussion on contemplative practice and meditation as a tool for writing and academic publishing.

Featuring: Dr. Carole Sargent, Director of the Office of Scholarly Publications (Georgetown University)



Thursday, July 23 | 10 - 11:30 Pacific, 1 - 2:30 Eastern 

Topic: Contemplation and Animation -- A discussion on meditation and spirituality in one’s daily career and personal life.

Featuring: Paul Demeyer, creative producer/director (TV: DuckmanThe RugratsAaahh!!! Real Monsters, Miles from Tomorrowland; Movies: The Rugrats in ParisThe Rugrats Movie, and The Wild Thornberrys)



Thursday, August 6 | 10 - 11:30 Pacific, 1 - 2:30 Eastern 

Topic: Flourishing On a Jesuit Campus -- A discussion on mindfulness, meditation, contemplation, and the Jesuit relational approach to wellness.

Featuring: Fr. Michael Braden, SJ, Minister of the LMU Jesuit Community




All meetings are come-as-you-can; attendance at every meeting is not required or expected. 




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