“Contemplative prayer is a way of tuning in to a fuller level of reality that is always present and in which we are invited to participate.” Thomas Keating (Open Mind Open Heart)
We are led by a small volunteer steering committee dedicated to making available the contemplative Christian heritage. We host an annual Lenten Silent Retreat, a series of Retreat Days (Pilgrim's Way) as well as other offerings listed here on our website.
Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for Divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites our international, interdenominational community.
Today, Contemplative Outreach Ltd. annually serves over 40,000 people; supports over 120 active contemplative chapters in 39 countries; supports over 800 prayer groups; teaches over 15,000 people the practice of Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices through locally-hosted workshops; and provides training and resources to local chapters and volunteers. We also publish and distribute the wisdom teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating and other resources that support the contemplative life.