An introductory Centering Prayer workshop will be offered on Saturday August 4 at Healing Gardens, a lovely two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens in Saint Charles, Illinois. An introductory workshop is a great way to begin or solidify a regular practice of Centering Prayer. The presenters are specially trained and commissioned in teaching this short course, which covers the essentials and conceptual background of the method. After the first six-hour workshop, the program continues for 5-6 weeks with 90-minute gatherings to pray, view and discuss a video presentation by Fr. Thomas Keating and to support an emerging daily practice of Centering Prayer. For more information, visit the Healing Gardens website.