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We are living in a chaotic time. The Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue (ICCD) understands this chaos within an evolutionary context. Change has brought us to where we are and a new consciousness
must move us forward.
ICCD’s vision Click believes in the transformative power of contemplative prayer and engaging this historical moment through communal contemplation and dialogue.
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Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Differences
Beginning Thursday, May 18, 2023
Concluding on Saturday, May 20, 2023
Each day begins at 11:00 AM and
Concludes at 5:00 PM (ET)
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at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
Thursday, September 21, 2023 –
Sunday, September 24, 2023
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Thursday, April 6, 2023
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
with Margaret Galiardi, OP
Contemplation: Birthing Perspective, Belonging and Prophecy
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Tuesday, June 27, 2023
with Nancy Sylvester, IHM
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Transformative Power of Contemplation
Seeing in a New Way
Contemplation moves us to “see” in new ways. It is coming home to one’s self and experiencing our oneness with all of creation.
The Challenge of Engaging Impasse
The experience of impasse is like entering the dark night of the soul. Hidden in the darkness of broken dreams, relationship betrayals, powerlessness, and futility is an invitation to transformation.
Dialogue – Encountering – Differences
The Quest for a Common Meaning
Choosing to dialogue is to give our comfortable ways of knowing. It is to give up the need to be right and to prove oneself.
We cannot solve the problems of today from the same level of consciousness that created them. Albert Einstein
New to Contemplation...Begin HERE
The Basics of Contemplation
Contemplation, A Call to All
When Words Don’t Work
Would You Stop Staring…Contemplative Practice
Reflect on your faith journey as
you listen to Nancy’s Sylvester’s Journey:
What Drew Me to Contemplation?
What is Contemplation?
Continue to reflect on your faith journey as you listen to Nancy discuss transformation:
To read articles in the Flip Book
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Contemplation Transforms Our Space
for the Future
1. An Incredible Time – Contemplative Leadership at the Edge of Transformation
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2. The Call to be a Mystic
3. The Revolution that Begins Within
4. This Moment Need Transformational Leaders
5. This Moment Calls for a New Consciousness: Embracing Diverse Worldviews
6. This Moment Calls for a New Consciousness: Becoming An Anti-Racist
Book Review by Nancy Sylvester, IHM
and M. Shawn Copeland
“What if, by chance, our time in evolution is a dark-night time — a time of crisis and transition that must be understood if it is to be part of learning a new vision and harmony for the human species and the planet?… For a new consciousness and harmony?”
For ALUMS of Enter the Chaos
Thursday, May 11, 2023
12:00 PM-1:30 PM (ET)
RESPONDING TO THE POLARITIES OF OUR TIME FROM A CONTEMPLATIVE HEART (click on the title to read) is my latest article published in Human Development.
Human Development magazine is a quarterly publication for people involved in the work of fostering the human and spiritual growth of others. This includes persons involved in religious leadership and formation, spiritual direction, pastoral care, education, counseling, health care, and those interested in the development of the whole person.