INTRODUCTORY CENTERING PRAYER WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 20, 2024, 12:30PM - 3:30PM
& 6 additional evenings - 6:30-8:00 PM (on Zoom)
Our Lady of the Snows Parish Center
1200 South Arlington Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
The program includes talks by Contemplative Outreach of Northern Nevada presenters and instructional DVDs by Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. Participants will practice Centering Prayer together at each meeting and there will be time for questions and discussion. The six additional zoom follow-up sessions will be held on subsequent Thursday evenings, January 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
Fr. Keating’s books will be available for purchase, cash only. Coffee and tea will be provided as well as a brochure on Centering Prayer. Participants are invited to bring a food item to share.
To register for the workshop and/or assist in planning, please contact Jennifer by email at email@example.com or phone 703-346-6866.
5-DAY SILENT CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT
on beautiful Lake Tahoe
SUNDAY through FRIDAY
APRIL 14 ~ 19, 2024
Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center
When: Sunday (4:45pm) April 14, 2024, through Friday (1:00pm) April 19, 2024
Where: Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center, Glenbrook, NV
For more information, contact: Dennis and Patty Schreiner, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Dennis, 775-813-5322, or Patty, 775-830-6005.
Cost: $600 (includes lodging and all meals); $100 non-refundable deposit upon registration
Registration: Email Cathy Wayne at email@example.com, or call or text 925-586-3627, for an application. Registration deadline is March 8, 2024
Contemplative Outreach of Northern Nevada is once again offering a 5-day silent contemplative retreat at Camp Galilee in April of 2024. Retreatants in the past have expressed how being at Lake Tahoe, immersed in Mother Nature, Silence, Centering Prayer, and Community has connected or reconnected them with an awareness of how close God is within them and in the world.
A message from Fr. Thomas Keating's writing in Heartfulness, Transformation in Christ: "The Contemplative journey is the most responsible of all responses to God because so much depends on it, the future of humanity, the healing of the wounds of humanity, our own deepest healing. It is not just a method of meditation or practice to find personal peace. It is basically a total acceptance of the human condition in all of its ramifications, including its desperate woundedness."
You are invited to deepen your consent and discover the healing God wants to give to us. Our retreat will include silence, several periods of Centering Prayer and walking meditation each day, evening prayer liturgies, contemplative free time for reflection with journaling, rest, and creative endeavors in art and nature. As always, delicious meals are prepared on-site three times a day. The kitchen staff uses mostly local and organic produce.
We are receiving applications now. A non-refundable registration deposit of $100 for the retreat will hold your spot and needs to be received no later than March 8, 2024.
"Be still, and know that
I am God." Psalm 46:10
Days of Reflection, Retreats
We hold several introductory workshops and days of reflection each year. During Lent we meet at Lake Tahoe for a three-day silent retreat.
This is a group focused on the contemplative dimension of life and Centering Prayer.
We welcome you to community if you have attended an introductory workshop on Centering Prayer or if you are visiting the northern Nevada area and have an established Centering Prayer practice. We hold several introductory workshops each year.
Centering Prayer follows Jesus's teaching (Matthew 6:6): "If you want to pray, enter your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Centering Prayer is resting in God.
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer.
We have several prayer groups that meet weekly in northern Nevada:
A group in Carson City on Wednesday mornings
Two groups in Reno on Mondays and Thursdays
A group in Gardnerville on Tuesday afternoons
These are links that will help you on your spiritual journey and the practice of Centering Prayer.
The fundamental goodness of human nature, like the mystery of the Trinity, Grace, and the Incarnation, is an essential element of Christian faith.
Our basic core of goodness is our true Self. Its center of gravity is God.
These are Scripture passages that allude to the practice of Centering Prayer.
Therese Coen shares her story of the impact of Centering Prayer on her faith journey.