Event: Day Workshop: Sources of Wisdom with Fr Laurence Freeman.
Facilitator: Fr Laurence Freeman.
Venue: George Young Hall, LifeCare Edinburgh, 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh, EH4 1JB.
Date: Saturday 9 February 2019.
Time: Registration: 9.30am-10am. Day Workshop: 10am-5pm.
Event Description: In a secular age where many feel alienated from religion, and most structures are melting, hope lies in wisdom. But where are the springs of wisdom today? We rediscover them in a new vision of reality born in contemplative silence - and also in art, in working for peace and justice and in dialogue that heals divisions. With his global knowledge of contemplative community and dialogue with secular society, Fr. Laurence exposes new and old sources of wisdom to show how to live hopefully and reconnect with the traditions on which our future depends.
Laurence Freeman OSB is a Benedictine monk and the spiritual guide and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation, an ecumenical contemplative community. Before entering monastic life Laurence Freeman had experience with the United Nations, in banking and in journalism.
An international speaker and retreat leader he is the author of many articles and books including, The Selfless Self, Jesus: The Teacher Within, First Sight: The Experience of Faith and Beauty’s Field.
Fr Freeman has conducted dialogues and peace initiatives such as the historic “Way of Peace” with the Dalai Lama, and is active in inter-religious dialogue with leaders of other faiths. He was awarded the Order of Canada in recognition of his work for dialogue and the promotion of world peace.
He is the Director of Meditatio, the outreach program of the community, which engages with the secular world on the themes of Education, Mental Health, Business, Addiction and Recovery, Interfaith, and the Environment.
He has been teaching an MBA course on Meditation and Leadership, at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Washington DC, since 2013, as well as the course on Health & Meditation: Healing From the Centre, at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland.
Through The World Community for Christian Meditation community Laurence Freeman continues the work of teaching Christian Meditation and restoring the contemplative as the essential and central dimension of all Christian spirituality.
NB: There will be no refund if you cancel your booking.
Cost: £35/£25-£20 (Concessions)/£10 (Students). For a Registration Form: