2021 International Conference

Dear Global Family:

It is with deep joy and gratitude that we invite you to join in celebrating the gift of our world wide Contemplative Outreach community at our International Conference:


The Global Embrace: Our Widening Reach, Our Deepening Connection
Gateway Marriott, Denver, Colorado, USA
September 16-19, 2021
Both in-person and Zoom attendance options are available

The conference will include:

  • Prayer : seven sessions of Centering Prayer
  • Companionship: one on one, and small group sharing
  • Conversation: learning how the Centering Prayer community is expanding and our contribution to the raising of consciousness of the planet
  • Collaboration: Spirit-led listening to widen our reach within and beyond the Contemplative Outreach community
  • Celebration: in profound gratitude for the gift of prayer and community

Recognizing the strain the pandemic has exerted on the economy for many and wishing to honor the faithfulness of our volunteers, Contemplative Outreach is offering to absorb conference fees, including meals and hotel accommodations using double occupancy rooms. Anyone who wishes to and can afford to cover their own costs, and those who want to offer donations are welcomed to do so. We simply want to make it possible for those who would otherwise not be able to attend because of financial constraints to join us.

The conference begins at 4:00pm Thursday, September 16 with a welcoming reception, followed by Centering Prayer, dinner, and the opening session. It concludes on Sunday, September 19 at 11:00 am with Centering Prayer & Lectio Divina

To register for in-person attendance please click here. Note there is a complimentary shuttle service from the Denver airport to and from the hotel. You will receive more information about the conference as the date nears.

We will follow the current US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines at the time of gathering. While we do not require all to be vaccinated, we encourage it, if at all possible, for the safety of everyone, especially of our older vulnerable population. Be aware that we may all have to wear masks indoors anyway, except when eating or drinking.

To register for Zoom online participation in the conference, click here. Zoom participants will be emailed a link prior to the conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna at office@coutreach.org with the subject line “Conference 2021” or call +1.973.838.3384.