Circle of Friends

The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of the Centering Prayer

The Circle of Friends is a group of friends bound together by a common commitment

... to hold the intention for the financial foundation of Contemplative Outreach,
Centering Prayer and the furtherance of the life’s work of Fr. Thomas Keating
... to be advocates for this transformative work
... to an annual donation of $5,000 or more
... to fundraise and friend-raise on behalf of the organization
... and, hopefully, are served by ever-deepening spiritual awareness and grace.

Special events are held during the course of each year in recognition of the Circle members, including an annual gathering with Fr. Thomas and friends at St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado.

For more information about gifting to Contemplative Outreach for the furtherance of Centering Prayer and the works of Fr. Thomas Keating throughout the world, please contact: Mary Anne Best,, 973.838.3384 x 1008