• Winter Classes, Events & Retreats

    Winter Classes, Events & Retreats

    Check out our 2019 classes, events and retreats. We have a variety to offer you. Read More
  • Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference

    Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference

    Join us on Saturday, March 30 for our Twenty Sixth Annual Conference featuring Martin Laird Read More
  • Spiritual Journey Series

    Spiritual Journey Series

    The Spiritual Journey series consists of an Introductory Workshop followed by eight courses based on the videotape series by Fr. Thomas Keating, designed to support the daily practice of Centering Prayer. Basic Centering Prayer and Spirituality in Everyday Life begins the week of January 7. Read More
  • Centering Prayer Immersion Experience

    Centering Prayer Immersion Experience

    Join us on Saturday, January 19 for a Centering Prayer Immersion Experience. It includes six, thirty-minute periods of Centering Prayer, separated by meditative walks. Read More
  • Celtic Prayer and Contemplation: A Quarterly Gathering

    Celtic Prayer and Contemplation: A Quarterly Gathering

    Join us on Sunday, January 20 from 7 - 9 p.m. for a gathering in the contemplative tradition for chant, prayer, and reflection from the writings and teaching of Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell. Read More
  • Welcoming Prayer

    Welcoming Prayer

    The Welcoming Prayer is a practice designed to help us respond, instead of react, when we find our emotional programs triggered. In this simple prayer we learn to surrender to God’s presence and action in our lives so we aren’t so torn apart by anxiety, fears, anger or other afflictive emotions. Join us on Saturday, January 26 from 9 – 1pm Read More
  • The Kiss of God: An Interspiritual Dialogue

    The Kiss of God: An Interspiritual Dialogue

    Join us on Wednesday, January 30 at 1pm to catch a glimpse of a dialogue between a priest and a rabbi. Two of the world’s great spiritual elders, Father Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk and founder of Contemplative Outreach, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a Hasidic rabbi and founder of the Jewish Renewal and Spiritual Eldering movements came together in 2005 for an intimate “dialogue of devoutness, and most importantly, a dialogue between friends and lovers of God. Read More
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12-STEP INTRODUCTION TO CENTERING PRAYER

                           
   

In our recovery, those of us who practice the 12 Steps found in AA, Al-Anon, and other 12-Step programs, sometimes find ourselves searching for the experience of emotional sobriety and deeper relationship with our Higher Power that is suggested in the 11th Step.

 

Based on Father Thomas Keating’s Divine Therapy and Addiction: Centering Prayer and the Twelve Steps, this course offers insight into the human condition and the transforming journey to freedom, light and life as God intended us to live it. It provides an invaluable roadmap for the transformation from self-centeredness to the union with God for which we all long.

 

The mystical nature of centering prayer appeals ecumenically to a variety of religions and spiritual beliefs. As the 12-Step program is based on our ultimate powerlessness and dependence on a Higher Power, Centering Prayer works well within the 12-Steps as a means to sobriety, and, more importantly, fulfilment.

 

The 12-Step process is itself a spiritual Journey, not one we can make alone. Jesus spent much of his time on earth healing people both spiritually and physically. We need that “divine therapy” to maintain our sobriety and stability. When applied as an 11th Step prayer practice, Centering Prayer draws us closer to the healing we desire from the Higher Power. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of Centering Prayer practice, experience it in a guided setting, and be able to ask questions and share experiences with the instructor and your fellow initiates.

 
   
 Cost: Free (a Continental breakfast will be served)  
  When:   Saturday, January 12  
 Time:   Registration: 8:30 a.m.  
    Workshop: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
 RSVP:   By Thursday, January 10  
    Walk-ins are welcome.  
Registration:   REGISTER ONLINE  
    Or, print the REGISTRATION FORM  and mail it, along with your payment, to the Center  
    You can also call the Center at (303) 698-7729  
Place: Center for Contemplative Living  
3650 Yates St., Denver, CO 80212  

Welcome to the Center

The Center

3650 Yates Denver, CO 80212       (303) 698-7729

OFFICE HOURS:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tues, Wednes, Thurs

The Center is open.

MASS AT THE CENTER:
Join us for Mass in the chapel at noon on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month  Mass Schedule

PRAY IN COMMUNITY:
* Join us for Intentional     Prayer Time on Tuesdays at 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.     Learn More 

* Pray with the staff at noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

Click here for more opportunities to pray in community at the Center.

PURCHASE CDS AND DVDS: To purchase CDs and DVDs from a previous Annual Conference or Mini Retreat     Click Here 

 

 

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