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The Practice of Prayer

For people of all faiths.

The secret of prayer is finding beauty and love in everyday existence. Prayerful living is not just about words; it’s about being present to the Divine in this moment. Prayer calls us back again and again to the source of life, expressing our yearning for deeper communion with the Divine.

This retreat with Catholic priest and Kripalu Yoga teacher Thomas Ryan explores ways of praying through

  • Sacred scriptures
  • Yoga postures
  • Chanting and mantra meditation
  • A method for prayerfully reviewing the events of each day
  • Living with an awakened heart.

When authentically practiced, prayer involves engagement of the whole person: heart, head, and body—as real and powerful as the prolonged hug of a loved one.

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Christian Contemplative


Fr. Thomas Ryan, CSP, Catholic priest, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and author of 16 books, directs ecumenical and interfaith relations for the Paulist community in North America.

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