Centering Prayer: A training course for Opening to the Presence of God.

“In a contemplative sense, prayer is not something that you do, but is instead a relationship between you and the Divine Indwelling. To pray is to accept God’s invitation to turn your mind and heart inward and open to the realization that you are not separate from God. God is always with you, whether you know it or not. This understanding of prayer as a relationship with God is a primary foundation of the practice of Centering Prayer.”   from the Introduction


This 12-week class offers a series of video teachings on Centering Prayer, one type of contemplative practice in the Christian tradition. Led by Father Thomas Keating and other members of Contemplative Outreach, this course explores the theory and the methodology of this type of prayer. Evenings begin at 6:30 with 20 minutes of silence followed by 30 minutes of discussion. For more information contact Patty at

6:30 p.m.   20 minutes of silence in the church

7:00 p.m.   30 minutes of video teaching and discussion in the Parish House