Contemplative 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”.

Father Thomas Keating is one of the foremost figures in Centering Prayer, and is largely responsible for its re-introduction in modern times. His book, Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition

To learn about Centering Prayer, check out Fr. Thomas Keating’s guidelines for using Centering Prayer

Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest, author and retreat leader offering Contemplative Prayer practices and more. Some of his books and audios are well-suited to people in recovery (Breathing Under Water – Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, The Art of Letting Go). He is “a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.” To see his offerings, go to Center for Action and Contemplation

Also see Contemplative Outreach