Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer - verbal, mental or affective prayer - into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.

God’s Hints of Non-Dual Love Within Science and Nature

Series: 
Other

As a scientist, I'd like to briefly point to a couple of the concepts of the new cosmology that may have inspired Fr. Thomas from the scientific point of view and explain why I think they are relevant to our practice of Centering Prayer.

 

"Science is becoming more and more a prophet for our time,
telling us things about God we never knew
and about how the universe works."

- Thomas Keating, That We May Be One

 

Centering Prayer Advanced Retreat

Centering Prayer Advanced Retreat
Date: 
Sun, 01 Dec 2019
Duration: 
8 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

This retreat is for those who would like a more prolonged experience of Centering Prayer and who are interested in entering into the more profound levels of spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude, and community.

In addition to several Centering Prayer periods offered daily, you will also have opportunities for contemplative worship, individual meetings with retreat leaders, walks and hiking, labyrinth walks, and time for solitude and reflection.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Becky Hannah
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
828-702-3518

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Contemplative Outreach of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is  offering a 12-Step friendly Centering Prayer/Meditation Enrichment Weekend.  This is an opportunity to begin or deepen your practice of Centering Prayer/Meditation, as taught by Contemplative Outreach.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Gina Di Girolamo
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
8595127298

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Sun, 04 Aug 2019
Duration: 
8 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

This retreat is an opportunity for practitioners of Centering Prayer to deepen their contemplative journey in the contemporary world. It is a week-long experience of integrating contemplation and action through silence, solitude and community.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Mary Beth Best
Contact Phone: 
9315985342

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 03 Aug 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian silent mediation where one lets go of thoughts during periods of prayer typically lasting 20 minutes. It is rooted in the self-emptying love that forms the heart of Jesus’ teaching and life. The effect on those who practice it is an ever-increasing awareness of God’s action and presence in the course of ordinary life.

In this introductory workshop led by Tom Ward, participants will learn the method and principles of this prayer practice and have the opportunity to experience this ancient method in a quiet, reflective atmosphere.

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Mary Beth Best
Contact Phone: 
9315985342

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Thu, 22 Aug 2019
Duration: 
4 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Four Day Post-Intensive Retreat
August 22 - 25, 2019

Provides opportunity for intensive Centering Prayer, solitude and stilnness in community.  Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience necessary.

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Fr. Bill Sheehan, Therese Saulnier

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Advent Retreat

Advent Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 04 Dec 2020
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
December 4 - 6, 2020

Includes periods of Centering Prayer in common, Lectio Divina with emphasis on Advent readings, silence and solitude.

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Cathy McCarthy, Sr. Peggy Murphy, O.P.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 21 Aug 2020
Duration: 
10 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Ten Day Post-Intensive Retreat
August 21 - 30, 2020

Provides opportunity for intensive Centering Prayer, solitude and stilness in community.  Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience necessary.

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Fr. Bill Sheehan, Therese Saulnier

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Thu, 23 Apr 2020
Duration: 
4 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Four Day Post-Intensive Retreat
April 23 - 26, 2020

Provides opportunity for intensive Centering Prayer, solitude and stilnness in community.  Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience necessary.

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Fr. Bill Sheehan, Sr. Peggy Murphy, O.P.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Advent Retreat

Advent Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
December 6 - 8, 2019

Includes periods of Centering Prayer in common, Lectio Divina with emphasis on Advent readings, solitude and silence.

St. Lawence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Cathy McCarthy, Sr. Peggy Murphy, O.P.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180