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Contemplative Outreach of Colorado is a participant in Colorado Gives Day.


Our mission is to provide a sacred space for prayer, community and programs that nourish both the beginner and the long-time practitioner of contemplative prayer in their spiritual journey.


Your donation will help us to sustain our ministry by nurturing a community that is evolving, growing and expanding in both programs and activities.


Colorado Gives Day Returns with its $1 Million Incentive Fund. Community First Foundation and FirstBank are presenting Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The $1 Million Incentive Fund created by the partners is one of the largest giving-day incentive funds in the country.

When:   Tuesday, December 5, 2017  
    24 hours starting at 12 a.m. (i.e., 00:00 MST)  
 How:   Donate ONLINE  
    You can also schedule your Colorado Gives Day donations in advance from November 1 - December 4. LEARN HOW  
    Be sure to designate December 5 as the giving date so we can be eligible for this incentive  
Benefits:   When you donate to Contemplative Outreach of Colorado  
    through Colorado Gives Day:  
     - the value of your donation will be increased by the First Bank  
        Incentive Fund.  
     - 100% of your donation comes to Contemplative Outreach  
        when you donate in our name.  
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 Contemplative Outreach of Colorado Presents



Featuring Martin Laird, O.S.A.


Ocean of Light Martin Laird



9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd.  Arvada, CO 80003




This line from a poem by Franz Wright serves to focus this day of silent prayer, lecture and discussion. Silence has no opposite. For the silent mind, sound is as silent as no sound. For the mind free of clutter, the silence of despair and the silence of joy are different manifestations of the very same silence. But for the cluttered mind, such things seem to be at odds.


To explore this, among other things, Fr. Martin will consider such topics as: the inner noise generated when we try to use contemplative practice to acquire something we think we lack (such as perpetual peace); or get rid of something we would rather not face; how the practice of awareness can establish us as our own contemplative project; as well as some special challenges for the maturing contemplative.


We are happy to welcome back Fr. Martin Laird as our Annual Conference Speaker for a third time. Fr. Martin is an Augustinian friar and is a Professor of Early Christian Studies at Villanova University near Philadelphia. He continues to lecture and lead retreats throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

 Cost:   $110 includes continental breakfast, lunch and parking.  
    Payment must accompany registration and is  
    nonrefundable for cancellations after March 7  
  Registration:   REGISTER ONLINE  
    Or, print the Annual Conference REGISTRATION FORM and mail it, along with your registration, to the Center.  
    You can also call the Center at 303-698-7729  



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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Featuring Susan Rush

 Susan Rush


 Embracing Oneness... Renewing our Contemplative Life

"Forsake every thing that is yours. Undertake this, and let it cost you everything you can afford. There you will find true peace, and nowhere else." ~Meister



The contemplative journey is the ever increasing appreciation of who God is and also knowing that God is unknowable. Borrowing from the Psalms (Nan Merrill translation), scripture, chant and Sacred poetry, we will explore the Spirit of Oneness as it forms our contemplative life.

Journeying together we will explore how we can nod to consent. Bow to surrender. Release to receptivity and be blessed into effortlessness.

Susan Rush has been active in Contemplative Outreach for almost three decades. With a forty year career in non-profit health care, Susan has experience in various settings with faith communities, patients, staff and governing boards.

Her recent service in the world carries a strong spiritual care aspect. Her clinical pastoral education, certification through Shalem Institute, and Formation for Contemplative Service assist her in supporting others through spiritual inquiry. As spiritual director and retreat facilitator she enjoys companioning others in their search for the Holy.

Cost:   $60  
    Includes a continental breakfast, beverages, and a light lunch  
    Payment must accompany registration  
When:   Saturday, October 13  
 Time:   Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  
    Presentation: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
Registration:   Register ONLINE  
    - Or -  
    Print the FALL MINI RETREAT REGISTRATION FORM and mail it to the Center  
    You can also register by calling the Center at 303-698-7729  
    Register early, space is limited to 150 participants  
    Parking is limited so carpool, if possible  
Place:   Center for Contemplative Living  
    3650 Yates St. Denver, CO 80212  


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