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Online, On-demand Courses for Individuals or Groups
Centering Prayer- Introduction
Offered in partnership with Sounds True, this online course is available in an on-demand format, which means you can take it anytime, anywhere you have internet access. For more information, click on the image. Check the Sounds True website for any upcoming live versions of this course.
This new online course is useful for those who cannot attend an Introduction to Centering Prayer in person, or for those who would like to refresh their prayer practice. The course includes guidance and teachings on video and audio from Fr. Thomas Keating, Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Fr. Carl Arico. (It includes all the content found in the Centering Prayer package course, in addition to recorded teleconferences.)
See also the in-home package, Centering Prayer: A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God.
Offered in partnership with Spirituality & Practice,
these four online courses are available anytime, anywhere you have email and internet access.
A contemplative practice of discernment is not about decision-making, although this may be an eventual outcome. Rather, contemplative discernment is receptive in nature, a process of opening to receive clues about who we are in God. We focus on ever-deepening levels of relationship and trust in God's will for us. We learn how to listen deeply to our motivations and sort through and purify any mixed motivations. As this relationship deepens, we learn to allow the love of God to motivate our actions and manifest through us. We discover what it means to truly pray "not my will, but Thy will."
This online retreat consists of 12 emails, which will focus on teachings and practice; audio segments to enrich and support the practices and teachings; a recorded teleconference with Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Fr. Carl Arico; and mini-practices to guide you through various aspects of the discernment process. A daily Centering Prayer practice is recommended for taking this online retreat.
For more information or to register, visit the Contemplative Discernment e-course page.
Forgiveness: A Growth in Love
This online retreat focuses on learning and practicing the Prayer of Forgiveness in various relationships and life events.
Click here for more information or to register for the Forgiveness on-demand course.
Lectio Divina - Introduction
This online retreat focuses on learning the method of Lectio Divina and incorporating this contemplative way of praying the Scriptures into daily practice. Click here for more information or to register for the Lectio Divina on demand course.
Practicing the Presence of God
This online retreat explores in depth the contemplative prayer practice of living in the present moment with attention and intention and uses the examples of three Christian contemplative mentors: Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, St. Therese of Lisieux and Jean-Pierre De Caussade. Click here for more information or to register for the Practicing the Presence of God on demand course.
Download the Attention/Intention MP3 excerpt (right-click and save link/target as).
Welcoming Prayer: Consent on the go
The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. If Centering Prayer is practiced for one hour of the day, the Welcoming Prayer is for the other 23 hours. It is a "letting go" in the present moment, in the midst of the activity of ordinary life. It helps to dismantle the emotional programs of the false-self system and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored - in the body. The online retreat will consist of 12 emails of the course content, as well as video & audio teachings and daily practices.
To find more information, or to register, visit the Welcoming Prayer e-course page.