Please note with the ongoing coronavirus situation, we will make
every effort to keep our announcements up to date and include online events to nourish our souls.


New: Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop
Sponsored by COSSA
Journey Church, Folsom CA

January 22, 2022; 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: Journey Church, 450 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom CA 95630
Presenters: Jeff Mitchell, A trained and certified Contemplative Outreach Centering
Registration: $40 includes lunch (scholarships zoom participation and more information available. We will be following current Covid protocol)
For additional information see church website
Contact: email  Julie Villata



New: Centering Prayer Intensive
9-Day Silent Intensive I and Post Intensive Retreat
Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach
Mercy Center, Auburn CA

March 17 - 25th, 2022
Where: Mercy Center, Auburn CA
Presenters: Susan Turpin, Joy Hayter, and Fr. Bill Sheehan
Information and registration flyer
Contact: Email Susan Turpin (541-324-1207)


Ongoing Online Events

Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
100 Diamond Street, San Francisco CA(corner of Diamond & 18th Street)
**Monday Evening 7:00pm to 8:30 pm via ZOOM until further notice.
Our weekly program varies between:
Two 20 minute sits with faith sharing
Two 20 minute sits, a 15 minutes CP "best practices" talk and faith sharing
One 20 minute sit, a contemplative video and faith sharing.

If interested in joining our group, email including your name, email address and an indication of how long you have been practicing Centering Prayer. (You do not have to be Catholic or a member of MHR to join this group)

Mercy Center Burlingame - Online Centering Prayer
Every Sunday at 8:30 - 9:00 AM and Thursday at 12:30 - 1:00 PM
Facilitators: Joy Hayter and Catherine Regan
For more information and registration (Click here)


Mercy Center Auburn - Online Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
Every Wednesday at 9:30 - 11:00 AM with Berry Davis
& Every Thursday at 6:30 - 7:30 PM with Kyle Jacques
For more information and registration Robin Lionello or phone 530-887-2019


Companions in Grace: Half-Days of Centering Prayer, Now on Zoom!
The Journey Center, Santa Rosa, CA
First Saturday of each month, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
For more information visit the Journey Center Website
Facilitators: Dale Webb (707)-694-1610 and Carla Holt (831)-588-2143
The Journey Center is also hosting several Centering Prayer and Lectio groups now on Zoom, please visit our website for more details.



First Presbyterian Church - Online Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
Every Tuesday, 12:30 to 2:30 PM via Zoom
& Every morning at 8:30 AM via Zoom
For more information visit our website or call (707)644-4414


Other Online resources

Sample of suggested online videos:
" From the Mind to the Heart with Thomas Keating"
"The Rising Tide of Silence" A reflective portrait of Fr Thomas by his nephew Peter C Jones
"The Spiritual Journey Video Series" An absolute treasure by Fr Thomas. A must see for those on the Journey. Free on YouTube - check it out!
"Introductory videos on Centering Prayer" A collection of Intro videos on Centering Prayer
"Oneness: The Secret Embrace" with Cynthia Bourgeault" a recent retreat with Cynthia reflecting on some of Fr Keating's poems.

Want to prayer with others online? Visit Contemplative Outreaches Meditation Chapel for a listing of groups


Special announcement:


Needing some time away in the silence? All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Carmel hosts a retreat cottage on our campus. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the cottage was open for short-term retreats. During the pandemic, we have temporarily ceased allowing short-term retreats because it imposes too many risks. However, we are open for a long-term stay for one month or longer. If you are interested in taking a long-term retreat in Carmel-by-the-Sea in Dame Julian Cottage, please visit our website at to see our accommodations. For reservations, please email The Rev. Amber Sturgess