Howard Thurman Quiet Day 2: Jesus and the Disinherited

In the contemplation of the earth, I know I am surrounded by the love of God.
— Howard Thurman

Shalem retreat day leader Lerita Coleman Brown has created this second quiet day to further explore Howard Thurman’s life and contemplative witness and what it might mean for us in today’s challenging world. Centered on Thurman’s writing in Jesus and the Disinherited, this is a special opportunity to experience Thurman’s enduring and inspiring life and words.

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Through audio teaching, guided meditation, reflection questions and invitations into silence, Lerita Coleman Brown invites you into intentional quiet space to reflect on Howard Thurman’s life and book, Jesus and the Disinherited.

Retreat Schedule
Below is an outline of the Morning and Afternoon sessions. Give yourself ample time for each session and spacious silence. In addition to the sessions, the retreat day includes a Bibliography and Resource section.

Morning Session
Retreat Intro and Teaching 1: Holy Coincidences in Howard Thurman’s Life with Lerita Coleman Brown (20 min)
Reflection Questions: Silent time for reflection, pondering questions and journaling.

Teaching 2: Jesus and the Disinherited with Lerita Coleman Brown (6 minutes)
Reflection Questions: Silent time for reflection, pondering questions and journaling.

Afternoon Session
Teaching 3: Fear, Deception and Jesus (chapters 2 and 3) with Lerita Coleman Brown (10 minutes)
Reflection Questions: Silent time for reflection, pondering questions and journaling.

Teaching 4: Hatred and Love (chapters 4 and 5) with Lerita Coleman Brown (20 minutes)
Reflection Questions: Silent time for reflection, pondering questions and journaling.

Technical requirements: The retreat website can be accessed on any computer or tablet. Resources and audio reflections are hosted by YouTube and SoundCloud. Access your retreat immediately upon purchase, via a link in your receipt email.

lerita_presenting_800 Lerita Coleman Brown, PhD, is a spiritual director, author, Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College and past director of the Science Center for Women at Agnes Scott. She also is a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program and speaks and writes about contemplative spirituality in everyday life.

November 6, 2019 to January 8, 2020

Thurman Day 2
$49.00
Thurman Day 2 – Group Rate
$44.00
Leadership Package Discount
$40.00

You may experience the material anytime within the date range. Access your retreat via a link in your receipt email.

$49 regular price; Find a partner and get a discount: $44 for 2 or more people
If you sign up for the group rate, enter the names of your group members or group in the Notes section at checkout. Contact ruth@shalem.org for group discounts of 10 or more.