with Lerita Coleman Brown
Saturday, February 4th, 9:00 – 11:30 AM CST on Zoom
Sponsored by the Contemplative Outreach Chapters of
Atlanta, Chicago, Colorado and Washington DC/Maryland
We are pleased to host Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown sharing her insights on Howard Thurman for a workshop punctuated with Centering Prayer.
We will bask in the wisdom of contemplative, spiritual leader, and mystic-activist Howard Thurman. In part one, we will examine his growth and development as a young contemplative and his attitudes about the healing power of silence. Part two will focus on his use of the contemplative life to stir resistance to social injustice and help restore God’s Beloved Creation.
Howard Thurman models for us the words of one of his mystic mentors, Meister Eckhart, “You can only spend in good works what you have earned in contemplation.” Vitality and radical trust as essential tools for social change emerge from “Centering Down.” Dr. Coleman Brown’s newest book about him What Makes You Come Alive will be released February 7, 2023
Presenter: Lerita Coleman Brown, PhD, Professor Emerita of Psychology, Agnes Scott College, is a spiritual director/companion, writer, retreat leader, and speaker. She earned her BA from UC Santa Cruz and PhD from Harvard University. Lerita completed the Spiritual Guidance Program at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and promotes contemplative spirituality, the living wisdom of Howard Thurman, and uncovering the peace and joy in one’s heart on her website, leritacolemanbrown.com and other social media platforms. She appears in the documentaries, Back Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story, and The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song. Her book, When the Heart Speaks, Listen—Discovering Inner Wisdom was published in 2019. Her newest book, What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman will be published in February. Lerita is a most grateful heart (28 years) and kidney (17 years) transplant recipient and survivor of several other medical ordeals.