Open My Eyes:

Mastering The Examen Prayer

A Coaching Program to Claim Your Journey With Grace

November 20, 2023  – May 20, 2024

Learn To LIve Moment to Moment IN GRACE

Are you waiting for something to happen or change, so life can finally begin?
Do you want to learn how to deeply let go?
Of the past, of the illusions, of the self-imposed impediments, so that you can let in the good?

Do you yearn for a structured, devotional practice to anchor your day?
Are you ready to truly know who you are?

Through a practice in devotion, Open My Eyes: Mastering the Examen Prayer will reconnect you to living a life with purpose, living your life in the now. Open My Eyes is a communal, heart-opening, sacred program that will give you more peace, gratitude, and connectedness.

“God waits like a begger, who stands motionless and silent before someone who will perhaps, give him a piece of bread. Time is that waiting. Time is God’s waiting as a beggar for our love.”

Simone Weil

GET BUSY LIVING

The Examen Prayer practice is meant to help you find the presence of Grace in “all things” and will help you to slow down, cultivate deep gratitude, and pay attention to the presence of the Sacred in your everyday life. It helps us deal with the missteps, the mistakes, the regrets: our own and those that we’ve received from others. It helps us bring light, Grace, and renewal to those deepest pains, including the one’s we’ve carried for a very long time, and perhaps, have been too scared to face.

Developed by Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish Renaissance mystic, mentor, spiritual innovator – and eventually a saint – who’s guidance continues to be felt today, this prayer practice will help you face your pains – not by going around them, but right into them – with Grace. And the Examen Prayer brings renewal, including with the sometimes hardest person to forgive: ourselves.

Don’t wait for life to begin.
Awaken the sacredness in the every day. 

Open My Eyes: Mastering the Examen Prayer is a 6-month spiritual journey, designed to help you live your best life now, with grace, grit, and gratitude. Through mindfulness practices and a daily spiritual practice based on the five steps in the Examen, you will fearlessly look at yourself, cultivate healthy humility, and strengthen your discernment skills, so you may experience more compassion, purpose, and grace-filled moments.

Open My Eyes will support you to review the day, finding gratitude and completion, and bringing you closer to the “forgiving God” … and ultimately, to yourself.

Join us in this NEW coaching program with Lee Eskey to develop or reclaim your relationship to God and see into the fullness of reality.  This is a program of devotion, an opportunity to let in the good.

The Program

Open My Eyes: Mastering the Examen Prayer is COMPRISED OF:

♢ Monthly Teaching Calls
♢ Monthly Group Coaching Calls (Optional)
♢ Monthly 1-1 Trauma-Informed Private Coaching Sessions with Lee Eskey
♢ Private Group on WhatsApp
♢ Buddy for Support and Accountability

Open My Eyes is the only way to receive private coaching with Lee Eskey.
This program is limited to 20 participants.

All Are Welcome

Open My Eyes is open to all who are genuinely ready to develop or reclaim their connection with God and be in their Healthy Self each day. While this program is derived from the Christian tradition, people from all or no particular spiritual tradition are welcome, and will be able to integrate this powerful practice into their path with Grace.

Details:

DATES:
November 20, 2023 through May 20, 2024

Orientation & Introduction Group Video Call:
Monday, November 20
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm PT 

Monday Teaching Zoom Meetings:
Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 12, March 18, April 22 

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm PT

Completion Call:
Monday, May 20

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm PT

Wednesdays Group Coaching Zoom Meetings (Optional):
Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Jan. 31, March 6, April 3, May 1

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

NOTE: All Zoom calls will be recorded. If you miss the teaching call, you commit to listen to it within 72 hours and posting something on the WhatsApp group about how this relates to you personally. Listening to a missed optional group coaching call is also recommended, but not required. 

The Invitation:

Grace is always flowing. Are you open to it? Open My Eyes: Mastering the Examen Prayer is your opportunity to claim your Healthy Self each and every day, and to reclaim your personal relationship to God through a sacred, daily prayer commitment.

How It Works:

Open My Eyes: Mastering the Examen Prayer is a six-month group and private coaching program to help you live your life with Grace, Grit, and Gratitude.

For a rich and heart-opening experience, you will be invited to attend monthly teaching calls, commit to monthly 1-1 coaching calls with Lee, as well as participate in the below ways.

Participant Commitment:

♢ Commit to a Daily Examen (5-15 minutes)
♢ Create a devotional space or altar in your home and commit to a daily spiritual practice so you can deepen into Grace
♢ Engage and support a buddy

Optional Commitment:

♢ Journal (highly recommended)
♢ Attend (or watch) the group coaching sessions
♢ Connect with fellow participants in a WhatsApp private group

Bonus Elements:

♢ Examen-themed chanting
♢ Post-prayer debrief
♢ Buddy Examen prayer

We never know how high we are.
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.”

Emily Dickinson

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

November 20, 2023 – May 20, 2024

Pay In Full: $3,997
Or Pay In 6 Installments of $735 a month

Open My Eyes: Mastering the Examen Prayer is limited to 20 participants.

MEET YOUR Host:
Lee Eskey

CEO of COR and Lead Facilitator

Lee, along with his wife Britta, is the co-founder and co-director of COR. He has facilitated personal growth work with the Mankind Project (MKP) and with COR for more than 20 years. He is certified in Family Constellations and a practitioner of Non-Violent Communication. Lee is the lead male facilitator for Radiant Woman and Noble Man and facilitates COR’s leadership and advanced leadership training.  

“The Examen Prayer is the most tactile, real-life way I know to truly experience God’s grace. You know, Ignatius was a warrior before he was a mystic and a spiritual innovator. And you can feel that courageous quality in the Examen – that absolute, fearless trust in Grace. And the willingness to look at life, ourselves, and God and not turn away out of fear, or some distorted sense of shame. To trust that life is good, and we are good, and God is good. To trust in forgiveness. If we are willing to go there – to go deep – to not abandon ourselves – to stay with it – we get to goodness and love. In all my years of praying and leading the Examen, I’ve never seen it fail to do that.”

– Lee Eskey

Practice the Examen Prayer with Lee

The Examen Prayer will help you to slow down, to develop an “attitude of gratitude”, and help you pay attention to the presence of the Sacred in your everyday life. Click HERE to watch a video of Lee as he guides you through the complete Examen Prayer Practice.

If you would like to learn each step, check out the Examen Prayer step videos in the “Meditation & Prayer Practices” tab on the Daily Grace section of our website here.

“I have been profoundly affected by the Examen Prayer. The process of reflecting on your day with compassion and humility has been deeply healing. I love witnessing Lee teach this process; he teaches with such reverence and honor. There is a specific tenderness to his leadership that I deeply appreciate. The Examen is sacred, timeless, and powerful, and Lee has always shown that to me.”

– Dana Letchworth 

This Program is For Those Who:


♢ Yearn for more sacred, devotional living
♢ Long for trauma-informed private coaching
♢ Seek a way to complete the day, complete the past
♢ Are eager to cultivate more compassion, gratitude, and peace in your life
♢ Are open to a Christian practice, though you do not need to be Christian and beginners welcome
♢ Yearn to strengthen your discernment skills
♢ Are ready to commit to a daily prayer practice
♢ Are ready to reclaim your personal relationship to God
♢ Long to cultivate healthy humility
♢ Are waiting for something to happen, so life can finally begin
♢ Are ready to fully participate in life

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

November 20, 2023 – May 20, 2024

Pay In Full: $3,997
Or Pay In 6 Installments of $735 a month

Open My Eyes: Mastering the Examen Prayer is limited to 20 participants.

You feel you are hedged in; you dream of escape; but beware of mirages. Do not run or fly away in order to get free: rather dig in the narrow place which has been given you; you will find God there and everything. God does not float on your horizon, he sleeps in your substance.

Gustave Thibon

“Some of the moments in my life when I have felt most connected to Grace have been when Lee is leading the Examen. Seriously – Lee leading the Examen is right up there with COR initiation days, and some of the biggest moments of my life, in respect to when I feel most connected to Grace.”

– Shandra LaMotte 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE EXAMEN PRAYER?

This prayer practice will help you to slow down, develop an “attitude of gratitude”, and pay attention to the presence of the Sacred in your everyday life. Click here to watch a video of Lee as he guides you through the complete Examen Prayer Practice. If you would like to learn each step, check out the Examen Prayer step videos in the Meditation & Prayer Practices tab on the Daily Grace section of our website here.

WILL I RECEIVE TOOLS FROM THIS PROGRAM?

Yes! You’ll learn mindfulness practices and establish a daily spiritual practice based on the five steps in the Examen prayer, where you will fearlessly look at yourself, cultivate healthy humility, and strengthen your discerment skills, so you may experience more compassion, purpose, and grace-filled moments in your life.

I already know the Examen from the Leadership Development Training. Will I learn anything new?

Yes! In Open My Eyes we’ll have the time to go deeper into all the steps of the Examen, as well as learn aspects we don’t cover in the LDT. 

Can you tell me more about Lee?

Lee is very well versed in Ignatius spirituality. He has practiced the Examen for many years. He has facilitated personal growth work with the Mankind Project (MKP) and with COR for more than 20 years. Lee is a trauma-informed coach, is certified in Family Constellations, and a practitioner of Non-Violent Communication. Lee is the lead male facilitator for Radiant Woman and Noble Man and facilitates COR’s leadership and advanced leadership training.  

How many people are in this program?

Open My Eyes: Mastering the Examen Prayer program is limited to 20 participants. So, it will be an intimate group of committed spirit-seekers on this journey together. 

Is this program applicable to me, regardless of my personal faith?

We can take this as deep as you’d like! Lee is very well versed in Ignatius spirituality. He has practiced the Examen for many years. He is ready to go as deep as you are ready for. Open My Eyes is open to all who are genuinely ready to develop or reclaim their connection with God and be in their Healthy Self each day. While this program is derived from the Christian tradition, you do not need to be Christian.

How MUCH SPACE SHOULD I CREATE FOR THIS PROGRAM?

Plan to dedicate at least 5-15 min each day for your daily prayer, as well as joining the two-hour monthly teaching calls and your one-on-one, one-hour private coaching session with Lee, both over the course of six-months. You are also invited to support and connect with a buddy, attend monthly hour-long group coaching sessions, as well as engage with other participants in a private group on WhatsApp and journal as often as you feel called.

I’m interested in financial aid options. What kind of assistance is available if I cannot afford the workshop?

We offer a payment plan option where you pay $725/month for six months. At the moment, we do not have any scholarships available for this program.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?