The Prayer Symposium provides an opportunity to validate the significance of practicing mindfulness and maintaining a positive inner dialogue. Prayer is in every moment, as our thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs. Prayer is a tool for individual and collective healing, manifestation, and transformation. Prayer is the consciousness of One Mind, One Life.
The vision for the Prayer Symposium is to:
- Explore the art of prayer in all traditions.
- Renew our commitment to conscious living.
- Heal the past and claim wholeness in the present moment.
The Prayer Symposium brings together people of diverse faith traditions to celebrate the connection to the Holy Presence. It offers attendees a forum to affirm sustained positive dialogue. And, the Prayer Symposium allows for an annual re-commitment to communion, renewal, and empowerment.
This year’s theme, “Igniting the Fire Within,”asks us to cultivate an inner rapport with passion, deep devotion, and continual dialogue. As always, we come together to celebrate the art, science, and sacredness of the communion called prayer. We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God. We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling presence. ~Ernest Holmes
This year’s symposium promises to build on the inspiration and excitement of the previous years with our wonderful presenters for this year.
- Dr. Matthew Fox, an American Episcopal priest and theologian. Formerly a Roman Catholic priest. Dr. Fox has written 30 books and we will have his latest book available for purchase.
- Faheem Shuaibe, an Islamic Imam who leads the ministry at Masjidul Waritheen Ummah. Yogacharya
- Ellen Grace O’Brien, the Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, in the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga, which serves people from all faith.
- Sheila Gautreaux, ordained Interfaith Minister on the Ministry Team of Unity of Walnut Creek as Assistant Minister.