• Fall Classes, Events & Retreats

    Fall Classes, Events & Retreats

    Check out our fall classes, events and retreats. We have a variety to offer you. Read More


    Abbot Joseph M. Boyle, O.C.S.O., of St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Colo., died peacefully on Sunday, October 21, at the monastery. May we journey together as one in our love of Abbott Joseph and grieve his passing. May he be joyous with our God. Read More


    Father Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O., died peacefully on Thursday, October 25, at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. Read More
  • Growing Older...Going Deeper

    Growing Older...Going Deeper

    Join us as we focus on the ways in which the process of aging provides us with an opportunity to deepen spiritually. Class begins on Wednesday, November 14. Read More
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A Journey of Truth, Transformation & Self-Discovery



The spiritual journey is a journey of self-discovery leading, if we consent, to transformation. It is in the process of self-discovery that we discover who God is and grow in our ability to deepen our relationship with God and with all of life.


Mark Matousek, the author of Writing to Awaken, has helped thousands of people focus on personal awakening through self-inquiry and writing. We will be using exercises from this book to probe our depths, chip away at the ego (false self), explore buried feelings and access our vulnerability – that place where we are most likely to meet the Divine Indwelling.

Some say that we are able to access a higher level of consciousness by writing than we experience in our ordinary daily life. In his teaching on the Human Condition, Father Thomas says that so much of the time our attitudes, emotions, and behavior are driven by the unconscious motivation of the energy centers and are based on our perceptions rather than reality. Out of these unconscious motivations and perceptions we weave our life story, which may or may not be true.


Father Thomas encourages us to participate in the dismantling of our emotional programs for happiness – our false-self system. Looking at our “story” through writing can deepen our experience in Centering Prayer, leading us to live our lives out of our true self.


No writing skills are required; you don’t even have to like to write. Each class will include instruction, writing, and sharing in the manner of group spiritual direction. It’s so important that we tell ourselves the truth in our writing that you will not be sharing what you’ve written unless you want to. Sharing will be primarily around your writing experience and what you are discovering.

Cost:   $130 (included is the book,  
    Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation & Self Discovery)  
When:   Twelve weeks on Tuesday Evenings  
    September 11 - December 4  
    excluding November 20  
 Time:   6:30 - 9:00 p.m.  
Registration:   Register ONLINE  
    Or, you can print the REGISTRATION FORM and mail it, along with your registration, to the Center   
    You may also register by calling the Center at (303) 698-7729  
Place:   3650 Yates St. Denver, CO 80212  
Facilitators:     Bob Albrecht       and        Julie Saad  


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Welcome to the Center

The Center

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

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

The Center is open!

Join us for Mass in the chapel at noon on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month  Mass Schedule

* Join us for Intentional     Prayer Time at our new time on Tuesdays at     9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. 

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* 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 



In Memory of Father Thomas Keating

Sharing the Divine Nature & In Memory of Thomas Keating

Center for Contemplative Living

“The root of prayer is interior silence.”
Father Thomas Keating,
Open Mind, Open Heart

Our Center for Contemplative Living in Denver offers introductory workshops on Centering Prayer, as well as Father Thomas Keating’s in-depth, five-part Spiritual Journey Series.  Read More...

In Memory of Father Thomas Keating

Centering Prayer: Becoming Nothing & In Memory of Thomas Keating