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    Classes, Events & Retreats

    Register now for 2018 classes, events and retreats! We have much to offer those who are beginning their spiritual journey and those who continue to deepen their spirituality. Read More
  • Spiritual Journey Series

    Spiritual Journey Series

    In February we will offer three of the six courses in the Spiritual Journey Series: Human Condition (Course II) Divine Therapy (Course IV) and God Is Love (New). This series is based on Fr. Thomas Keating's work and is designed to support the daily practice of Centering Prayer. Read More
  • Centering Prayer Immersion Experience

    Centering Prayer Immersion Experience

    The Centering Prayer Immersion Experience includes six, thirty-minute periods of Centering Prayer, separated by meditative walks. This experience is recommended for persons experienced in Centering Prayer. Read More
  • That We May Be One - Christian Non-Duality

    That We May Be One - Christian Non-Duality

    Join us on two Wednesdays, February 21 and 28 to explore the timely subject of non-duality from a timely subject of non-duality from a Christian perspective. Though this term has not generally been associated with the Christian Tradition, in fact, its essence runs throughout the New Testament, most prominently in the Gospel of John and the Letters of Paul. Read More
  • God Is Love: The Heart Of All Creation

    God Is Love: The Heart Of All Creation

    God is Love: The Heart of All Creation continues and builds on the works of Thomas Keating over the past 30+ years. It offers a vision of hope and a view of reality that at once integrates the sciences, religion and humankind’s place in the cosmos as divine in origin, unifying in purpose, unfolding in its grandeur. Join us on five Thursday evenings, February 22 - March 22. Read More
  • Eckhart Tolle Evenings

    Eckhart Tolle Evenings

    Join us on Wednesday, February 21 for an inspiring Eckhart Tolle video with silent time. Meditation/Centering Prayer begins at 6:30pm followed by selected Tolle videos. Read More
  • Special Event: Bridge Across Troubled Waters: Centering Prayer and the Theological Divide Featuring Kess Frey

    Special Event: Bridge Across Troubled Waters: Centering Prayer and the Theological Divide Featuring Kess Frey

    Join us on Saturday, February 24 as we explore Centering Prayer's conceptual background together with a new view of the intimate divine relationship we all have with God. Read More
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Kess Frey

Featuring Kess Frey



In writing Bridge Across Troubled Waters Kess Frey wanted to clarify a variety of misperceptions and criticisms regarding Centering Prayer and Thomas Keating’s teaching. He also wrote it to explore the intimacy of the divine relationship we all have with God.

Most criticisms and misunderstandings of Centering Prayer come from one side of a theological divide separating two opposite perspectives on Christian prayer and the soul’s relationship with God. These opposite perspectives have been called “the Western Model of God-outside-the-soul and the-soul-outside-of-God,” and “the Scriptural Model of God-inside-the-soul and the-soul-inside-of-God.” Is it possible to build a healing bridge of reconciliation across the troubled waters of opposition that separate these two theological viewpoints?  We’ll explore this question in terms of Centering Prayer’s conceptual background together with a new view of the intimate divine relationship we all have with God.

Kess Frey has studied Eastern and Western Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion since 1965. Kess met Thomas Keating in 1989 and has been involved with Centering Prayer ever since. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where he offers Introductory Centering Prayer Workshops, facilitates prayer groups and retreats, and is active in prison ministry.


In addition to Bridge Across Troubled Waters, Kess is the author of several books including: Human Ground Spiritual Ground; Paradise Lost and Found – A Reflection on Centering Prayer’s Conceptual Background; Centering Prayer and Rebirth in Christ on the Tree of Life – The Process of Inner Transformation; The One Who Loves Us – Centering Prayer and Evolving Consciousness; and The Will of Divine Love: Centering Prayer and Spiritual Psychology.

 Cost:   $30  
When:   Saturday, February 24  
Time:   9:00 - 1:00 p.m.  
RSVP:   By Thursday, February 22  
Registration:   Register ONLINE  
    Or, print the REGISTRATION FORM and mail it to the Center  
    You can also call the Center at 303-698-7729  
Place:   Center for Contemplative Living  
    3650 Yates Street, Denver, CO 80212  

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