Terry's Talks- October Schedule Update (Updated 10.1.21)

Father Terry’s Paulist Ministry Presents

Terry’ Talks

October Update




Seekers of Silence (Open to Everyone)

 Saturday, October 2, 2021

(Zoom Meeting)

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT (8:30-10:30 a.m. MDT)



The Zoom meeting I.D. is:

367 360 7803


No password needed




      There are groups who focus on the immediate experience of Presence, God, the Divine, through the finite creation.  They saw in Jesus Christ images of the everyday world used to discover and directly experience God.  The Shepherd, the Light, the Father of the Prodigal Son, the Vine Grower are such images.  The everyday world is the divine mirror of the Infinite.  The use of the imagination is very important in this mysticism called “Affirmative.”  Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection called it, “Practicing the Presence.” In Buddhism the extraordinary is found in the ordinary.  The Quakers were exponents of the Kingdom in our midst. 


Saturday, October 2, 2021

8:30 AM Mountain Time and 10:30 AM SOS East Coast Time

Zoom # is 367 360 7803 and no password

Fr. Terry Ryan, CSP will give a talk.  There will be a 20:00 meditation followed by Q&A

Cooking and Contemplation Part, III


       Contemplative prayer reveals that we are not perfect but plenty good enough to be loved by God.  We work on imperfections to deepen our response to God who dwells within.  So why must the food be prefect?  Your ego wants perfection.  The contemplative life is like the slow cooking of food.  You cannot force or rush the outcome.  I am too busy to cook or not worth a good meal, is like saying you are too busy to prayer or not worth the time.  Why seek success in prayer or food?  Seek relationship with God and others.  Both food and prayer are about relationship.  If you want predictable, eat prepackaged foods.  If you want predictable prayer, then follow a given novena or ritual form.  God and food are not predictable.  Both are an adventure.  Become a seeker.  Enter the mystery. 


Saturday, October 9, 2021

9:00 AM Mountain time

Zoom # 367 360 7803






Saturday, November 13, 2021

9:00 AM Mountain Time on Zoom

# 367 360 7803 or snowmassbookstore.com


       Contemplative Prayer, a living in the present moment, open to the power of God, the agenda of God, the life of a non-dual vision of the world, is what gives us true freedom from all that would enslave us.  Religion seems to offer us freedom if only we would return to a golden past, or look to a bright new future.  In the Temptation in the Desert, Jesus is offered bread, but at the price of worshipping the provider.  Economic and political systems promise us one thing but at the price of another, our freedom to become who God made us to be.  We are all equally God’s creation. beloved by God.  Our worth is not based upon property or money.  The result of contemplative prayer is service in a non-dual vision of the world, rather than the domination of people and the earth. 

These are free events, but if you would like to support Father Terry in his Paulist Ministry-

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Father Terry Ryan

St. Benedict’s Monastery

1012 Monastery Road

Snowmass, CO 81654