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 the journey. Individual practitioners, small Centering Prayer groups and local chapters together create a global community of oneness in silence.
You may also be interested in this directory of volunteer service teams.
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
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Extensión Contemplativa Internacional
Serving Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities worldwide. For more information and contacts
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 meet via the online Meditation Chapel.
Most Centering Prayer groups also include some time of Lectio Divina reflection as part of their group.
Practitioners share their reflections, stories and wisdom from their contemplative journeys
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.