July 21, 2016, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, retreat leader and spiritual director, believes in finding yourself in the here and now. For the past several years, Sister Esther hosts monthly days of contemplative prayer, focusing on meditation and mindfulness practice. Tracing its roots to Buddhism, mindfulness is the process of bringing attention to the present moment. Hosted at Weber Retreat and Conference Center, the half-day programs emphasize mindful breathing, meditation, and simple chants to help participants learn to cope with everyday stress. To learn more, read The Daily Telegram article by Arlene Bachanov or check out Weber Retreat and Conference Center’s list of programs.
March 14, 2016, Adrian, Michigan – Do you often find yourself stressed out and angry about the situation in our world today – or your own situation? A regular practice of meditation and mindfulness can help us soften our hearts through greater knowledge of our own suffering and darkness. Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, offers a monthly Day of Contemplative Prayer – Mindfulness and Meditation. The next session will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. The $35 cost includes lunch. Learn more about the program and register here.