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Be still
and know
I am God.
(Psalm 46:10)

Intro Workshop in West Village on October 3


An Introductory Workshop


Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door

and pray to your Father who is in secret;

and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.


Silence.  Quiet.  Stillness.  Openness.  Listening.   These words describe the experience […]


Contemplative Night Prayer services for Lent at Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights


Intro Workshop in Kew Gardens, Queens on March 7

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Centering Prayer for Seekers with Lindsay Boyer at Copper Beech Institute, December 12 – 14, 2014

Our very own Lindsay Boyer, who facilitates the centering prayer group at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday evenings, is leading a retreat at Copper Beech Institute in Hartford, Connecticut, the weekend of December 12 – 14 called “Centering Prayer for Seekers.” As you may also know, Lindsay is a spiritual director who specializes […]


Phil Fox Rose speaking at Wild Goose in NC 6/27 — Freedom from Struggle: Meditation To Ground You While You Work for the Liberation of Others

If you’re coming to the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina June 26 – 29, or still considering whether to make the trip, just a heads-up that NYC Contemplative Outreach coordinator Phil Fox Rose will be offering a centering prayer-based presentation again this year; his topic is, “Freedom from Struggle: Meditation To Ground You While […]


A Day of Contemplative Prayer at St Francis of Assisi Church, Saturday, 6/21/14

This Day of Contemplative Prayer has a two-fold purpose:

Teach and share knowledge, understanding and practices of contemplative prayers. Raise some funds for St Francis of Assisi Church in appreciation of the Friars and Staff’s support, kindness, and hospitality in providing a place for meditation and contemplation to long-time and new practitioners, as well as […]


Fr. Laurence Freeman talk in NYC on Tuesday May 20

The World Community for Christian Meditation and the Church of Heavenly Rest Present:

The Cave of the Heart Finding the Light in the Depth of Our Being With Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB

“Tranquility in New York City is challenging, but meditation reconnects us with the inner peace always available in the cave of our […]


Contemplative Outreach Annual Conference 2014: 9/25-28, Miami Beach

Contemplative Outreach Annual Conference 2014 Celebrating 30 Years of Grace & Gratitude September 25 – 28, 2014 Deauville Beach Resort, Miami Beach, Florida

From the information page:

This year we are “co-hosting” the Conference with the Extension Contemplativa Internacional (ECI). We are anticipating a number of our attendees to be joining […]


Jesus and Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions

The New York Shambhala Center is inviting contemplatives in New York to a special screening of the documentary Jesus and Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions on May 9th at 7:00 p.m.

The screening will be followed by an interfaith dialogue about the intersection of the Buddhist and Christian spiritual traditions, led by the filmmaker, John Ankele.



A Rising Tide of Silence documentary about life of Fr. Thomas Keating, theatrical run in NYC, 4/11 – 17 — director Q&A at 7:40 show on Friday

Exciting news for New York City members of Contemplative Outreach! You may have seen an excerpt from Peter C. Jones’ documentary about Fr. Thomas Keating, A Rising Tide of Silence. Now it’s coming to New York City for a theatrical release. It opens Friday, April 11, for a one-week run at the Quad, and […]