Centering Prayer Retreats
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Weekend Retreat offer instruction on the method of Centering Prayer and discussion about its conceptual background. A weekend of silence refreshes the spirit and deepens the commitment to a regular Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina practice.
In seven- or ten-day formats, Intensive Retreats provide in-depth exposure to the contemplative dimension of the Gospel through increased periods of Centering Prayer and the viewing of a video lecture series on the contemplative dimension of the spiritual journey. Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience required.
Advanced Retreats provide an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in an atmosphere of silence and community support. Advanced retreats usually feature Part IV of the Spiritual Journey videotape series by Fr. Thomas Keating. Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience required.
21-day Immersion Retreats
A 21-day Immersion Retreat is a unique opportunity for those already established in Centering Prayer to deepen the experience of living the commitment to the contemplative dimension of the Gospel in daily life. Each week of these retreats has a new presenter and theme. Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience required.
Centering Prayer Workshops
Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
The Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop is a presentation of the discipline of Centering Prayer as silent communion with God beyond concepts, words and images. The workshop includes instruction on the method of Centering Prayer in a one-day, six-hour workshop, plus six to twelve weekly sessions following the workshop. No previous experience is required.
Centering Prayer and the 12 Steps Workshop
The Centering Prayer and the 12 Steps Workshop is designed as an invitation to people involved with 12-step programs to participate in Contemplative Outreach programs. The workshop explores the idea of Centering Prayer as an 11th step practice. The weekend workshop generally consists of an introduction to the method of Centering Prayer, an overview of how a Centering Prayer practice integrates with the 12 steps, an environment of silence with Centering Prayer periods each day, a viewing of videotapes specifically designed for the workshop by Fr. Keating, and group discussion. No previous experience is required.
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