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.

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Wed, 22 May 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Day of Reflection: Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop 

Directed by Maggie Winfrey and Carl McColman

Centering Prayer is a simple method of prayer, rooted in ancient Christian tradition. “… not so much the absence of thoughts as the detachment from them. It is the opening of mind and heart, body and emotions – the whole body - to God …beyond words, thoughts, and emotions.” by Thomas Keating in Open Mind, Open Heart.

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Maggie Winfrey
Contact Phone: 
404-717-6815

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 24 Aug 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

This class provides an opportunity to learn about Centering Prayer or to renew and deepen your practice – to be with God beyond concepts, words and images; listening with “the ear of the heart”. In addition to this Class, at no additional cost, continuing sessions are offered to help you establish and deepen a daily practice. More information will be provided after you register.

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Burt Melton
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
704-910-4723

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Sun, 12 May 2019
Duration: 
8 days
Region: 
Eastern US

8-Day Centering Prayer Dual Track Intensive and Post Intensive Retreat offered by Fr. Carl Arico and Contemplative Outreach of NJ retreat team. Being hosted at Maris Stella Retreat House, Harvey Cedars, New Jersey (on Long Beach Island)

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Carol Schindler
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
973.723.1886

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 27 Apr 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

The Centering Prayer Introductory Program provides a basic definition of contemplative prayer in comparison to other kinds of prayer and expresses the intention of Contemplative Outreach to retrieve reclaim and re-appropriate the contemplative dimension of the gospel and share the gift of Centering Prayer with people of all faiths.

The Centering Prayer Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 to 12:30. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Ave, Newark, DE 19711

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Kate Burchess
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
443-406-7072

Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 20 Jul 2019
Duration: 
7 days
Region: 
Midwest US

Reclaim your spiritual identity:  Centering Prayer Intensive

Presented by Fr. Jos. Tharakan and Dr. Catherine Crews

For more information, please see the flyer below under "additional information."

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Joyce Longoria
Contact Phone: 
479-253-7379

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Sun, 01 Sep 2019
Duration: 
7 days
Region: 
Southwest US

The Intensive Retreat provides an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in an atmosphere of profound silence and community support. There are six 30-minute Centering Prayer periods daily. The prayer is supported with viewing inspirational videos. Soul friending with the staff can be scheduled. An established practice in daily centering prayer of at least 6 months is highly recommended.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Denise Tierney
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
505-328-8300

Special Event

Special Event
Date: 
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Southwest US

St. John's Cathedral will be participating in the
2019 United Day in Prayer

Nave: Quiet time for Centering Prayer, Soaking Prayer, meditation
Dean's Lounge: Lectio-Divina, Journaling
Garden: Labyrinth walking
Kaseman Hall: Father Keating's videos

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Martha Ernest
Contact Phone: 
505.235.5014