This unit explores the foundational principles of contemplation and their relevance to our life, work and spiritual practice. The formation program will draw on the various contemplative elements of inner silence, solitude, spiritual practices, listening, discernment and the human experience of the Transcendent.
Participants will be invited to reflect on these aspects of contemplation and the impact on their developing awareness of spiritual aspects and practices in participant’s everyday life experience.
Demonstrate an informed and critical appreciation of contemplation
Articulate an understanding of various experiences of contemplation
Assess models of spiritual practice, listening and action that relate to everyday life experience
Compare and contrast various approaches to contemplative practices as they relate to vocational engagement and systematically evaluate the traditional approaches to contemplative practice.
Creatively apply the principles of contemplative practice to discernment processes in life decisions
Foundational unit for WHT spirituality awards; Prohibited combination: DS9201W Art of Contemplative Practice 1
Lectures, personal reflection, sharing in triad groups, supervised practice.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 17 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2022-07-15 09:33:05 +1000