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The Center for Religion and Spirituality invites you to this two-part online workshop with author and spiritual director Colette Lafia.

In this two-part workshop, Ms. Lafia will invite us to see ourselves, and all of life, as a manifestation of Divine love. We live in the heart of God, an identity we share, where we not only align ourselves with and connect to love but recognize that we are love. Cultivating contemplative practices allows us to live more deeply in the heart of God. During our time together, we will engage in lectio divina, breath awareness, loving kindness meditation, journal writing, and listening with the heart in a loving community.Drawing from her book, The Divine Heart, Ms. Lafia will explore how we all have a great capacity to grow in love.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Discover the seven invitations into the depth of love: receptivity, delight, expansiveness, vulnerability, acceptance, mystery and gratitude.
  • Become more aware of the Divine’s inseparable presence from us—how God lives in us, and we live in God.
  • Deepen and grow in our capacity to become the loving presence of God in the world.

To Attend
Registration is open online (click Buy Tickets button) Times listed are set to Pacific Time. This is a virtual workshop. Registered participants will receive an email invitation prior to the start of the workshop to connect via live videoconference using Zoom. Read here on how to connect.

In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show. For further information, please email the Center at

About the Speaker
Colette Lafia is a San Francisco-based writer, spiritual director, and international retreat leader who invites people to see themselves as a manifestation of Divine Love. She is the author of The Divine Heart, a 2022 Nautilus Award winner, Seeking Surrender, and Comfort and Joy.

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