Join us for our Lenten Centering Prayer Retreat

Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8, 2020

Where: Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, Lake Tahoe

Contact: Deacon Dennis and Patty Schreiner, 775-830-6005;

Details:  We hold a weekend away from the business and activity of everyday life. In this retreat we create a contemplative community grounded in silence through several periods of Centering Prayer. There is time for rest, reflection, and getting in touch with the beauty of the pines and Lake Tahoe. Cost of the Retreat is $227 for double occupancy with bathroom in room; or $335 for a private room. Most rooms have a lake view. Includes 2 nights and 5 meals. A $75 non-refundable deposit; total due Friday,  February 1, 2020. Please email Patty and Dennis Schreiner( for a registration form.  Deacon Dennis and Patty Schreiner are trained and commissioned Centering Prayer Presenters. They have been involved with Contemplative Outreach, founded by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, since 1992, practicing Centering Prayer and guiding others in the way of prayer. Deacon Dennis has been an ordained deacon for 26 years for the Diocese of Reno, Nevada. Patty attended the deacon training with her husband for four years, is a master catechist, and is a certified spiritual director.


Join us for our 5-day Annual Silent Contemplative Retreat

Sunday, October 4 through Friday, October 9, 2020



Where: Camp Galilee, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Contact: Deacon Dennis and Patty Schreiner, 775-830-6005;

Details: We will hold a five-day, self-directed retreat with God in a praying community, joining with the Alpine beauty of the grounds of Camp Galilee on Lake Tahoe. You are invited to deepen your consent and discover the healing God wants to give us. Our retreat will include silence, several periods of Centering Prayer and walking meditation each day, evening prayer liturgies, contemplative free time for being in nature, swimming, kayaking, reflection with journaling, rest, exploring the labyrinth on site, and creative endeavors in art and nature.  Delicious meals are prepared on-site three times a day. The kitchen staff uses mostly local and organic produce. The cost is $520.  This includes meals, and each person will have a room to himself/herself with a bathroom and shower.  COVID 19 protocols will be in effect. We will be the only group on site at the time. The chapel will not be available but there is an outdoor chapel. There are two spaces currently available. A non-refundable registration deposit of $100 for the retreat received no later than October 1, 2020 can hold your spot. Please email Patty and Dennis Schreiner for an application form as soon as possible.


The retreat begins by 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 4 and ends by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020.


"Be still, and know that
   I am God."  Psalm 46:10

About Us
Centering Prayer

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.

Days of Reflection, Retreats
Prayer Groups

We have several prayer groups that meet weekly in northern Nevada:

  • Two groups in Carson City on Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings

  • Three groups in Reno on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and every other Friday evening

  • A group in Gardnerville on Tuesday evenings

We hold several introductory workshops and days of reflection each year. During Lent we meet at Lake Tahoe for a three-day silent retreat.


We email monthly newsletters giving our members updates on our prayer groups, workshops, days of reflection, and annual retreats. We also share information on events sponsored by Contemplative Outreach and on the practice of Centering Prayer.


These are links that will help you on your spiritual journey and the practice of Centering Prayer.

True Self

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.