Centering Prayer Introductory Workshops
Lectio Divina
 Introductory Workshops
Days of Reflection
Retreats at Lake Tahoe

We hold several introductory workshops and days of reflection throughout the year. Annually we meet at Lake Tahoe for silent retreats.
Centering Prayer Introductory Workshops

 

The Centering Prayer introductory workshops teach a method of silent prayer that is rooted in the Christian contemplative heritage. It is a gentle method of consenting to God’s presence and healing action within us. By taking time to "rest in God" each day, we open our awareness to the gift of God's presence and healing action within us. The program includes talks by Contemplative Outreach presenters and instructional DVDs by Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Basil Pennington. Participants will practice Centering Prayer together at the meetings. There will be time for questions and discussion. The book Open Mind Open Heart by Fr. Thomas Keating is available for purchase. Coffee and tea are provided and participants are invited to bring a snack to share. There are 6 follow-up sessions.

For more information, please contact Therese Coen, theresecoen@earthlink.net

 

Lectio Divina Introductory Workshops

Lectio Divina is an ancient contemplative way of praying the Scriptures. Finding time each day to ponder the Scriptures, to listen attentively with the ear of the heart, and to allow the Word of God to speak to us, leads us to discover the deeper meaning of Scripture and opens us to a deeper intimacy with God. Reflection on the Word imprints the Word on one's heart and slowly changes the way one perceives reality and how we respond to daily life. It puts us in touch with the very ground of our being, where we are one with God's Spirit within us. The transforming power of Lectio Divina frees us from our falsity and slowly draws us into our truth in the light of God's Word. Over time we are shaped into the Word of God we were created to be.

For more information, please contact Therese Coen, theresecoen@earthlink.net

Days of Reflection

 

Several times during the year, we hold days of reflection. Members of our local prayer groups meet on a Saturday together to practice several periods of Centering Prayer, to watch and discuss a video of Fr. Thomas Keating's teachings, and to share in fellowship a brown-bag lunch. Each day of reflection is hosted by a prayer group at the church where the group meets.

 

Retreats at Lake Tahoe

 

Fr. Thomas Keating recommends an annual retreat to help grow our faith. We hold two retreats annually away from the business and activity of everyday life, one over a weekend in Lent, the other for five days in early fall. In these retreats, we create a contemplative community grounded in silence through several periods of Centering Prayer daily. There is time for rest, reflection, and getting in touch with the beauty of the pines and Lake Tahoe. Currently, a 5-day silent retreat is scheduled for March 20-25, 2022 at Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center.

For more information, please contact Dennis and Patty Schreiner, brooksp17@gmail.com