“Christian Meditation” Group Meets on Mondays


A new weekly Centering Prayer is now meeting online. The group is open to new members familiar with Centering Prayer or a similar form of contemplative prayer.

Centering Prayer is a silent, Christ-centered form of prayer based on classical practices from a broad spectrum of catholic teaching. The method of Centering Prayer was developed by three Trappist monks in the United States. One of them, Fr. Thomas Keating, became the best-known teacher of the practice during his lifetime. The organization he founded, Contemplative Outreach, continues to teach Centering Prayer and related spiritual practices throughout the world.

Jane Wheeless, a longtime Centering Prayer practitioner, group leader, and friend of CSW, is hosting and facilitating the new group. It gathers on Monday afternoons at 4:00 using the free Zoom video conferencing platform. In addition to a period of group Centering Prayer, there will be readings from the book Centering Prayer: The Prayer of Consent by Thomas Keating. If you would like to join the group, please email Jane to let her know of your interest (wheelsjm AT Gmail).

If you’d like to learn more about Centering Prayer, you can visit this page at Contemplative Outreach. If you’d like to attend an online workshop to learn the method, read about the Center’s upcoming Introduction to Heartfulness Meditation.