Centering Prayer Introductory Workshops

Days of Reflection

Retreats at Lake Tahoe

We hold several introductory workshops and days of reflection each year. Each year we meet at Lake Tahoe for silent retreats, one in Lent for a weekend and one in early fall for five days.
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 relationship with God. The workshop includes includes printed materials, Fr. Thomas Keating’s book Open Mind Open Heart, refreshments during the workshop, three follow-up sessions, and registration for the contemplative outreach newsletter.

 

 

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. The Lenten retreat is held at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, the fall retreat at Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center.

 

 

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