An Online Introduction Sat., June 19

by CSW Director Rob Field

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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As our country begins to emerge from a year of pandemic-induced stress and isolation, many are looking for tools to help them deepen their spiritual lives. If you’re among the many who are searching, we strongly recommend Centering Prayer, a silent, meditative practice with roots in Christian monasticism. Today, there is a global community of hundreds of thousands who practice contemplative prayer on their own and in groups.

Fr. Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk, worked with two of his monastic brothers to develop Centering Prayer, a method of silent meditation with 4 simple guidelines. CSW Director Rob Field has been teaching Centering Prayer for 20 years, and will offer an online introduction to this practice Saturday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern, using Zoom video conferencing. Rob was trained and certified by associates of Fr. Keating, and feels honored to have learned from him on multiple occasions.

This introduction will include live audio-visual presentations, questions and answer sessions, and two periods of Centering Prayer. Instructional materials will be sent to each participant in advance of June 19, and Rob will be available to participants by email for follow-up questions and coaching.

Although designed for beginners, this workshop will make a fine refresher for those wanting to renew their Centering Prayer practice. No prior experience is required, and the program is open to people of all religious backgrounds, as well those with none. The cost is $45 per person, which includes electronic instructional materials. Registrations are now being accepted HERE. If you need further information about the event, please email Rob ( Learn more about Centering Prayer at Contemplative Outreach, the organization founded to support and continue the work of Thomas Keating.