Contemplative Retreat

On Saturday, March 10, Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven is holding mini-retreat on contemplative living and meditative prayer led by Ethel Fraga.

Ms. Fraga has been a daily meditator and student of contemplative spirituality for 45 years. She has made extended retreats with many world-renowned teachers such as Thich Nhat Hahn, Sharon Salzberg, Father Thomas Keating and Dom Bede Griffiths. When she retired from full-time work as an English teacher and school librarian, she turned her focus to teaching workshops on Christian contemplative spirituality. She currently serves on the board of Contemplative Outreach of Boston.

The retreat runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will include a morning and afternoon session devoted to mindfulness and reflection and lunch, which will not be a break in the traditional sense, but another opportunity to practice attentive living. Lunch will be a silent affair and participants are asked to bring their own.

The suggested donation for the day is $10.

For more information or to register call Susan Kelly at 508-627-9946