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.

Day of Contemplative Prayer

Day of Contemplative Prayer
Date: 
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

 

Deepening Your Prayer Life Workshop

8:45 am to 12:30 pm

Introduction to a Contemplative Prayer Life, including Centering Prayer.

Please see the flyer below under "additional information" for further details and to register.

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

Centering Prayer and Other Types of Prayer

Series: 
Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico

Q: While I am not yet capable of Centering Prayer, my daily prayer period consists of intercessory and thanksgiving prayers as well as Scripture reading and reflection. Silence and solitude are important to me. From time to time I would suddenly become aware of something I needed to do, or write, or a call to make. I don't want to lose that thought so it would get threaded into my prayers. Is it better to interrupt and make a small note and return to prayer or to try and dampen the persistent reminder? 

 

Finding Wonders in the Desert

Series: 
Voices of Community

Few go willingly into the desert. It is a harsh life, more about survival than comfort. The silence can blister like the noonday sun. But harsh does not mean empty, nor does silence mean one is alone. We are people of the prison wilderness, children of the desert of the Real. We are young and old, male and female, slave and free – all connected by the unifying life we find in what is often perceived as a wasteland. What is it about the prison wilderness that lends itself so well to Centering Prayer? 

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 13 Nov 2020
Duration: 
2 days
Region: 
Southwest US

Two-day in-town Centering Prayer commuter retreat on the topic of Discernment.
The Church of Conscious Harmony in Austin, TX. 

It will take place on Fri from 8:30am to 4:00pm and will continue on Sat from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Retreatants sleep at home and return the next day. Each day will include multiple prayer periods, Lectio Divina, silence and solitude, and faith sharing.

Cost is $50.  Please bring your own lunch; scholarships may be available.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Lisa Genung
Contact Phone: 
512 347 9673

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 10 Oct 2020
Duration: 
2 days
Region: 
Southwest US

Two-day in-town Centering Prayer Commuter Retreat
"Celebrating Life"
Led by Fr Carl Arico
The Church of Conscious Harmony in Austin, TX. 

It will take place on Sat from 8:30am to 4:00pm and will continue on Sun from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Retreatants sleep at home and return the next day. Each day will include multiple prayer periods, Lectio Divina, silence and solitude, and faith sharing.

Cost is $75. Please bring your own lunch; scholarships may be available.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Lisa Genung
Contact Phone: 
512 347 9673

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Duration: 
2 days
Region: 
Southwest US

Two-day in-town Centering Prayer Commuter Retreat on the topic of Forgiveness
The Church of Conscious Harmony in Austin, TX. 

It will take place on Fri from 8:30am to 4:00pm and will continue on Sat from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Retreatants sleep at home and return the next day. Each day will include multiple prayer periods, Lectio Divina, silence and solitude, and faith sharing.

Cost is $50. Please bring your own lunch; scholarships may be available.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Lisa Genung
Contact Phone: 
512 347 9673

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 15 May 2020
Duration: 
2 days
Region: 
Southwest US

Two-day in-town Centering Prayer Commuter Retreat
"Doorway to Devotion - Silence after Sound"
led by Jim Reale)
The Church of Conscious Harmony in Austin, TX. 

It will take place on Fri from 8:30am to 4:00pm and will continue on Sat from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Retreatants sleep at home and return the next day. Each day will include multiple prayer periods, silence and solitude, and faith sharing.

Cost is $100. Please bring your own lunch; scholarships may be available.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Lisa Genung
Contact Phone: 
512 347 9673

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 22 Feb 2020
Duration: 
2 days
Region: 
Southwest US

Two-day in-town Centering Prayer Commuter Retreat
"Preparation for Lent")
The Church of Conscious Harmony in Austin, TX.

It will take place on Sat from 8:30am to 4:00pm and will continue on Sun from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Retreatants sleep at home and return the next day. Each day will include multiple prayer periods, Lectio Divina, the option of a Fr. Keating video or prayer periods in the afternoon, silence and solitude, and faith sharing.

Cost is $50. Please bring your own lunch; scholarships may be available.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Lisa Genung
Contact Phone: 
512 347 9673