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.

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 04 Apr 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

A Quiet Morning with Centering Prayer

In light of the Covid-19 quarantine, we are moving from our Centering Prayer Retreat gathering to an online Zoom gathering.  Please join us on April 4 from 9:00 to 11:00 am when we will gather for a time of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina and some individual quiet time to rest in God's loving and always accepting presence.  

Joanne and Pastor Terry Van Hook are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: A Quiet Morning with Centering Prayer

Type: 
Webcast
Contact Name: 
Joanne Van Hook
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
661-722-1800

Introduction to the Centering Prayer Silent Retreat

Introduction to the Centering Prayer Silent Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 04 Sep 2020
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition.  Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative pryer.  This weekend workshop/retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer.  Private rooms and the ability to maintain silence are required.  Retreat Directors:  Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Staff  Cost:  Private Room $255

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
256 734-8302

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program
Date: 
Sat, 23 May 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Midwest US

On Demand Retreat: This webcast is available at any time you are ready to take the program. There are several other bundled studies available in one registration. You can register for the event at: 

https://retreats.houseofblessings.org/p/cp

Type: 
Webcast
Contact Name: 
Fr. Jos Tharakan
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
479-747-7775

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 25 Apr 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Midwest US

On Demand Retreat: This webcast is available at any time you are ready to take the program. There are several other bundled studies available in one registration. You can register for the event at: 

https://retreats.houseofblessings.org/p/cp

Type: 
Webcast
Contact Name: 
Fr. Jos Tharakan
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
479-747-7775

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program
Date: 
Sat, 16 May 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Midwest US

On Demand Retreat: This webcast is available at any time you are ready to take the program. There are several other bundled studies available in one registration. You can register for the event at: 

https://retreats.houseofblessings.org/p/cp

Type: 
Webcast
Contact Name: 
Fr. Jos Tharakan
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
479-747-7775

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program
Date: 
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Midwest US

On Demand Retreat: This webcast is available at any time you are ready to take the program. There are several other bundled studies available in one registration. You can register for the event at: 

https://retreats.houseofblessings.org/p/cp

Type: 
Webcast
Contact Name: 
Fr. Jos Tharakan
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
479-747-7775

Prayer Groups in the Era of Social Distancing

Series: 
Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico

Many of us have been struggling with questions about whether our contemplative prayer groups should continue to meet in light of the current situation and these decisions are increasingly being taken out of our hands as churches decide to close. 

As someone who teaches on spirituality and digital media at General Theological Seminary and who has led prayer groups by video, teleconference, email and Facebook for a number of years, I’d like to offer some suggestions about the many ways we can continue to stay connected in prayer during this challenging time. 

Centering Prayer in Czechia and Slovakia

Series: 
Voices of Community

My first encounter with Centering Prayer was in 2010 in Cambridge, England, where I was taking a two-year course of study on The Art of Spiritual Direction.  One of my fellow students invited me to a Centering Prayer group meeting. From the very beginning I knew that this was just right for me. I have been practicing it ever since. When I came back to my country – Czechia -- I started a small Centering Prayer group in my village. ...

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