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: 
Sat, 20 Jul 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Southwest US

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Sat, Jul 20th at The Church of Conscious Harmony.

This is a 7-week course in forming a daily Centering Prayer practice. It will meet Sat from 9:00am to 1:30pm and then on six-consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00.

The cost is $75 and lunch is included on Saturday.

Please pre-register.

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Lisa Genung
Contact Phone: 
512-347-9673

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Southwest US

One-day Centering Prayer Retreat at The Church of Conscious Harmony in Austin, TX. Registration begins at 8:30 pm and the program begins at 9 am. The morning includes two 30-minute prayer periods, Lectio Divina, the option of a Fr. Keating video or prayer period in the afternoon, several periods of silence and solitude, and faith sharing.

Please bring your own lunch. There is a suggested love offering of $20. Please pre-register.

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

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program
Date: 
Fri, 30 Aug 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

Introduction to Centering Prayer

This retreat is for those seeking to learn this practice of prayer for the first time or for those who want to renew or strengthen their practice during this weekend of silence and reflection.  It will be held at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman, AL.

Retreat Directors:  Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Presenters

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

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Sun, 05 Jan 2020
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, Reservation & Retreat Coordinator
Contact Phone: 
931-598-5342

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

Centering Prayer is the opening of the mind and heart – our whole being – to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions.  This three-day retreat is an opportunity to develop and sustain a regular practice of this way of praying.  There will be instruction in Centering Prayer along with periods of Centering Prayer.  This retreat is a great extended introduction to Centering Prayer or to deepen a daily practice and will offer a taste of the longer Centering Prayer Retreat experience.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Mary Beth Best, Reservation & Retreat Coordinator
Contact Phone: 
931-598-5342

Centering Prayer as the 11th Step Retreat

Centering Prayer as the 11th Step Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 23 Aug 2019
Duration: 
5 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

Offered to those who are in one of the 12-Step programs of recovery, this retreat offers a contemplative practice for the 11th step: "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God." Centering Prayer is a simple method of prayer rooted in an ancient practice that opens us to God's presence and divine healing.

You'll learn the four steps of Centering Prayer, practice and learn its significance in your daily life and recovery program. There will be time for reflection, sharing, silence, solitude and 12-Step meetings.   

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Mary Beth Best, Reservation & Retreat Coordinator
Contact Phone: 
931-598-5342

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 21 Jun 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. The cost of this retreat includes single room accommodations in the Anna House (new guest house with private baths in each room) or single rooms in St. Mary’s Hall with shared baths down the hall. For double occupancy pricing, please call. 

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Mary Beth Best, Reservation & Retreat Coordinator
Contact Phone: 
931-598-5342

Welcoming Prayer Weekend Retreat

Welcoming Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

The Welcoming Prayer: Learning to Let Go

June 7-9, 2019

 

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Mary Beth Best, Reservation & Retreat Coordinator
Contact Phone: 
931-598-5342

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 02 Jan 2021
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, 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, Reservation & Retreat Coordinator
Contact Phone: 
931-598-5342

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 01 Aug 2020
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, Reservation & Retreat Coordinator
Contact Phone: 
931-598-5342