“The Path of Illumination: The Transfiguration and the Reality of Awareness and Spaciousness" A Day Retreat on Zoom with The Reverend Dr. Stuart Higginbotham

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This retreat time will invite us into a deeper reflection on the Transfiguration as we explore how the story is actually an iconic visualization of our own expanded awareness of and participation in the Divine Life. Together, we will explore iconography, the Biblical text, as well as key insights from sages and mystics across the ages, including Isaac the Syrian, Symeon the New Theologian, Gregory Palamas, as well as Thomas Keating, Martin Laird, and other Christian mystics and even Tibetan Buddhist masters.

For those who are struggling in these days, perhaps we can begin making sense of the circumstances of our times by reflecting more deeply on how to make sense of ourselves and our deepest identity that is marked by a live-giving spaciousness.

The Reverend Dr. Stuart Higginbotham serves as the rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Georgia. He received his Masters in Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South. He also completed the clergy leadership program with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. His ongoing parish work and research focuses on the intersection of contemplative practices and congregational development, as well as interfaith studies, especially with Tibetan Buddhism. He has taught and led retreats with several organizations, including Shalem, Contemplative Outreach, The World Community for Christian Meditation, Mepkin Abbey, and the Candler School of Theology. He is the coeditor of Contemplation and Community: A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition and writes regularly at www.contemplativereformation.com. 

When: Saturday October 9, 2021

Where*: Online via Zoom

Cost: $75 and partial scholarships available

Contact: Anna Haight, annahaight@stcolumbasinverness.org

Link*:  https://www.stcolumbasinverness.org/the-path-of-illumination