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Contemplative Church Talk with Sarah Bachelard

Mon 10th Jun

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Revd. Dr. Sarah Bachelard, Contemplative Church
Admission: Free, please book here
Organised by WCCM in the UK
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Talk 1 – Soul in the System
Meditation or mindfulness practice is often promoted as a way of helping us cope better with the demands of daily life. Meditation is said to build resilience and reduce anxiety, and so it does. But at what point does ‘coping’ become ‘colluding’? If we’re asked to work in unjust systems, or to live in an inhuman way, should we be learning to adapt ourselves to such demands? This talk  explores the notion of ‘mysticism as resistance’ and asks how
contemplative practice and community might empower souls to transform, and not simply survive, the system.

Revd. Dr. Sarah Bachelard is the founder and leader of Benedictus Contemplative Church, based in Canberra, Australia. For the past 13 years, Benedictus has been exploring what it means to be a contemplative worshipping community engaged with the needs of our world.

Sarah is running a conference ‘Pools of Grace : the gift and call of Contemplative Church’ at Minsteracres, Consett, Co Durham 7-9 June. Details and the booking form can be found here.

Please note: This concert is externally organised by WCCM in the UK. Leeds Minster is not responsible for the accuracy of the above information or for any changes to this event. Please see the organiser’s website for full details.