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The next talk at Westminster Cathedral Hall will be on

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 11am to 4pm


Light sitting in Light


by Dr Martin Laird OSA


Martin Laird


In one of his most important works, The Little Book of Clarification, the 14th-century Flemish mystic, Jan van Ruusbroec, writes: “Just as air is in the light of the sun, and the light of the sun is in the air, so too is God constantly in the being of the soul.”  Our precious time of sitting together in silence provides us the communal vulnerability to deepen our consent to the process of decluttering the mind, a decluttering that is as radical as it is freeing through the loving embrace of Silence and allows us to deepen our realization of what Ruusbroec realized in his own life.  Conferences will focus on the struggles we face while the grace of silence sets about its creative business of decluttering the mind of clinging to the illusion of separation.



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