Practicing Examen

A shared journey to discover God's work in our lives.

Examen is a simple daily prayer for growing our awareness of God and the maturity of our souls.

In this 3 month cohort, we will meet every 2 weeks to learn how to pray the examen. We will explore this prayer together through the writings of wise guides and the experiences of one another. Our hope is that we will come away with new friendships and a more personal daily experience of Jesus.

The Examen, although simple in concept, has great depth and complexity. John does a remarkable job of blending these aspects, equipping the participant with tools for implementing this great gift. Although I had struggled with practicing the Examen prior to the cohort, it has now become a companion.
-- JW

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Cohort Schedule

Practicing Examen meets five times over three months covering the topics below. Each meeting will include a time for teaching about the prayer of examen alongside a time of shared reflection about our experiences.

  • Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality
  • Gratitude
  • Reflection
  • Re-formation
  • Discernment

Specific days and times will be scheduled to best accommodate all participants based on availability.

John Chandler's cohorts are a helpful means to explore ancient rhythms and spiritual practices to nourish our souls for today. If you are seeking practical guidance to connect with God in the context of a friendly online community, look no further - this is the one!

-- John Carroll,  Director of Dallas Willard Ministries School of Kingdom Living


Please use this form to pre-register for fall 2023. Once there is enough interest, I will do my best to find a time that will accommodate all participants based on availability.

Payment is not required at this time, but will be due after a workable schedule is confirmed, and before our first meeting together.

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