INTRODUCTORY CENTERING PRAYER WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 22, 2022
9:00AM - 1:00PM
St. Gall's Catholic Community
1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV
Centering Prayer is a gentle, silent method of consenting to God’s presence and healing action within us. Based upon the rich Christian contemplative heritage, Centering Prayer offers us a way to be open to God. By taking time to “rest in God” each day, we open our awareness to the gift of God’s Presence. Come and learn more about this transformational prayer practice.
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 four additional zoom follow-up sessions will be held October 27, November 3, 10, and 17.
The book “Open Mind, Open Heart” by Fr. Thomas Keating is the primary book for the course and a limited number of copies may be purchased at the workshop (cash only). Coffee and tea will be provided, and we ask that you please bring a food item to share.
“The root of prayer is interior silence. We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words. But this is only one expression. Deep prayer is the laying aside of thoughts. It is opening of mind and heart, body and feeling – our whole being – to God,
the Ultimate Mystery, beyond words, thoughts, and emotions.”
“Open Mind, Open Heart”, Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O.
To Register for the workshop please email Cathy Wayne at email@example.com or call/text at (925) 586-3627.
SAVE THE DATE
5-DAY SILENT RETREAT
APRIL 16-21, 2023
to be held at
GALILEE EPISCOPAL CAMP
AND RETREAT CENTER
Cost of Retreat: $575.00
Register on or before:
March 6, 2023
Deacon Dennis and Patty Schreiner
"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.