Contemplative Outreach is an international, interdenominational community of individuals and small prayer groups committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel in everyday life.  A commitment to the daily practice of Centering Prayer is the primary expression of belonging, which transcends geographical, cultural and religious differences.

Contemplative Outreach provides material and prayerful support for each level of its community. Individual practitioners, small Centering Prayer groups and local chapters together create a global community of oneness in silence.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.

- Luke 10: 27



U.S. Contacts

Select your state and find contacts near you and local website links



Extensión Contemplativa Internacional

Serving Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities worldwide. For more information and contacts

visit their website


Other International Contacts

Volunteers are based in over 35 countries around the world.  Select your region to find a list of contacts.



Join a Group

Pray in silence with practitioners from all over the world. Centering Prayer groups are forming on this global video platform of online meditation groups.

Prayer With Others


Local Groups

Most Centering Prayer groups also include some time of Lectio Divina reflection as part of their group.

Find a Group by Visiting

These local sites

Wisdom Sharing

Practitioners share their reflections, stories and wisdom from their contemplative journeys

Read these articles


Formation and Support

There are four free Centering Prayer online communities for those interested in learning Centering Prayer and for those wanting formation in the Christian contemplative journey as taught by Thomas Keating.

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