Videos on
Centering Prayer

Here are a number of videos from various sources relating to Centering Prayer. The two important ones for learning the method are those showing the Guidelines Parts 1 and 2 by Fr Thomas Keating - see first row.

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Fr Thomas Keating is co-founder of Contemplative Outreach
INDEX of Centering Prayer Videos
Reaching Out to the World: Contemplative Outreach and their work on Centering Prayer - new, recommended - from the Contemplative Outreach site
CENTERING PRAYER - Guidelines Parts 1,2 - Fr Thomas Keating ocso
Faith; The separate self experience; love; and the crucial importance of contemplative practices Fr Thomas Keating ocso
Centering Prayer - Fr Jim Martin
An Introduction to Centering Prayer by an Episcopal priest, Fr Matthew Moretz
Celtic Christianity Today - by Baptist Rev George Cairns - Parts 1,2,3
Centering Prayer - Fr Thomas Keating, at the Crossings
You and the Other (with a capital O) - a clip from One, the Movie
The Roman Catholic Church opening up to other religions - Fr Thomas Keating ocso
Fr Thomas Keating - the Garrison Institute Interview, Parts 1,2,3
Oneness and the Heart of the World - Fr Thomas Keating
How do I practice CENTERING PRAYER?
 
 
 
 
 

 


CENTERING PRAYER Links
Contemplative Outreach is a supportive and resourceful spiritual network that serves as the "home".
Workshops, Retreats, Prayer groups: see the Contemplative Outreach main site.

Contemplative Outreach national chapters
World & US UK Philippines, Canada, Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Middle East.
See also Centering Malta



LEAFLETS with method: Contemplative Outreach provide brochures in English, French, Italian, Spanish and several other languages. See also: Fuljett bil-Malti

Centering Prayer and the 12-step addiction recovery program: Contemplative Outreach writes:
Whether you have been in recovery for a long time
or are just beginning, you probably have
experienced a lot of frustrated feelings that didn’t
just go away when you got abstinent or
sober…problems with relationships, work, anxiety,
depression, or feelings of emptiness. These
feelings are natural for us no matter what our
addiction and the amount of time in recovery we
have. But we don’t have to let them rule our lives.
The 11th Step offers us a solution! Dowload PDF leaflet on CP and the 12 step program here: http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/private/882/field-file/cp_12-step_outreach_brochure.pdf

 

 

 

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Centering Prayer: "Resting in God"


In Centering Prayer, I centre in God by returning, when engaged in any thought, to my chosen special word, or "sacred word" that, for me, is a sign of my consent to God's presence and action in me. Fr Thomas explains that this intention of openness and availability is essential to this method.

Download a Leaflet/brochure with the guidelines explained.
SeeLinks to Contemplative Outreach and other sites.

 







Reaching Out to the World: Contemplative Outreach and their work on Centering Prayer - new, recommended - from the Contemplative Outreach site CENTERING PRAYER -
Guidelines Part 1
- Fr Thomas Keating, Trappist monk

CENTERING PRAYER
Guidelines Part 2
- Fr Thomas Keating ocso, Trappist monk

The two Guidelines videos above tell you what you need to know, if you are interested in practising Centering Prayer. For more information, go to Contemplative Outreach, and buy the book Open Mind, Open Heart - the contemplative dimension o fthe Gospel, by Fr Thomas Keating ocso on Alibris, Play.com, or Amazon or elsewhere.






Faith; the separate self; love; and the crucial importance of contemplative practice in human development - Fr Thomas Keating with philosopher Ken Wilber Centering Prayer - a brief introduction by
Fr Jim Martin
An Introduction to Centering Prayer by an Episcopal priest, Fr Matthew Moretz

     
Celtic Christianity Today #1 - Rev George Cairns Celtic Christianity Today #12 - Rev George Cairns Celtic Christianity Today #3 - Rev George Cairns
Baptist Rev Cairns, a professor with the Chicago Theological Seminary, is a teacher of Centering Prayer licensed by Contemplative Outreach, taught by Fr Thomas Keating. See his links here. The videos were recorded on recorded on November 9, 2007 in Munising Michigan. Thank you, Rev Cairns.
     
Centering Prayer - Fr Thomas Keating, at the Crossings You and the Other (with a capital O) - a clip from One, the Movie The Roman Catholic Church opening up to other religions - Fr Thomas Keating ocso

   
Fr Thomas Keating - the Garrison Institute Interview, Part 1 Fr Thomas Keating - the Garrison Institute Interview, Part 2 Fr Thomas Keating - the Garrison Institute Interview, Part 3
"Father Thomas Keating is the animator of Centering Prayer and of Contemplative Outreach. A Trappist monk for 65 years, he is a retired abbot, author of a dozen books and a major voice in inter-religious dialogue. In the 1970s, he was one of three Trappist monks who studied ancient Christian contemplative practices which were largely lost after the Reformation, and distilled them into a simple, accessible method known as Centering Prayer. He is interviewed by Jonathan F.P. Rose, Chairman of the Garrison Institute." Thank you, Garrison Institute for the videos and for this description.
   
Oneness and the Heart of the World - Fr Thomas Keating How do I practice CENTERING PRAYER? "CP is much espoused by the Carmelites..." Fr Joe McCloskey  
Fr Thomas Keating seems at first to be simply speculating on theology, but he is really talking about contemplative experiences. Among other things he talks about the senses, or their mystical analogues, in the context of contemplative prayer; the attraction to silence; faith or trust as the third eye; humans and the realisation of oneness; "not this, not that"; collective and individual human transformation; and other themes.