Saturday 25th May 2019
Christfulness is Christian spirituality and a Christian understanding of human nature. Christfulness combines practice and teaching in a way that invites to experience.
We use the term Christfulness to signify the aim of Christian spiritual practices – “to become mature, attaining at the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
You are welcome for a whole day or at any time that suits you. And we will like to share with what has made our hearts whole.
At all sessions there’ll be a short introduction to Christfulness.
All activities are free. Donations for Tao Fond Shan Christian Center are welcome
The Art Shop will be open in between the sessions, and you will find our new book in Chinese on Christfulness.
Refreshments will be offered in between sessions.
As a sub theme of the day we have chosen: Paradise lost and found
The Paradise theme is taken up, because Christianity and The Pure Land Buddhism know a longing for Paradise. In the book of Genesis, Paradise is described as our original home, a place of harmony between all creatures. This is now lost, but it is restored to us in Christ. In the Pure Land Buddhism, Paradise is where we go invoking the name of Amitabha Buddha. We share the longing for the beautiful and harmonious future home. Speaking of Paradise lost and found again is a story of what is our human nature, and what is our relation to God and creation.
Venue：Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre
Facilitator：Rev. Ole Skjerbæk Madsen (a Danish Pastor, Founder of Christfulness Spirituality)
Programme：There’s a specific topic and practice for each session（A one-way transportation will be provided at the end of each session）
Fee：Free (Donations are welcomed)
Quota：12pax per session (Participant can enroll one session only)
Enquiry：23863220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The program of the day
10:00-11:30 am: “Christ in you the hope of glory”
10:00 am: Morning Eucharist in the Meditation Room
This is a service combining elements of East and West, past and present.
The sermon will be a short introduction to Christfulness
The sharing of bread and wine at the Holy Communion is a foretaste of Paradise.
10:45 am: An individual time for meditation
Introduction to praying the Jesus-prayer (A meditative prayer practice from the Orthodox Christianity).
You use the time you wish meditation by yourself.
When you have finished your meditation time, please, leave the room quietly. You are welcome to stay, to visit the art shop or take the shuttle down. The shuttle for Tai Wai leaves at 11:45.
01:30 – 3:00 pm: Healing of the heart
01:30 pm: Midday prayer in Meditation Room
The prayer time opens with a body prayer version of the Jesus-prayer and includes a guided meditation of the healing of the heart.
02:15 pm: Walking the labyrinth as part of an ongoing healing of the heart
Introduction, followed by practice in the TFS-labyrinth
The Labyrinth of medieval Europe was conceived of as a pilgrimage to the New Jerusalem; thus, it’s a kind of Paradise meditation, finding the peace of Paradise in the heart as a meeting place with God’s love
You will walk the labyrinth without further guidance, but you’ll receive a suggestion of how to walk the labyrinth.
03:00 pm: Break / Visit the art shop
The Shuttle leaves at 3:15 pm
03.00-4:30 pm: Paradise lost and found
03:00 pm: Short reflection (talk) on Paradise lost and found in Meditation Room, followed by a Guided paradise meditation
03:30 pm: Sharing and reflection time concerning our understanding of human nature and of God.
04:00 pm: Evening prayer with a body prayer version of the Jesus-prayer
04:30 pm: Visit the art shop
The Shuttle leaves at 4:45 pm