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

WCCM’s John Main Seminar 2014 is July 24-27 in Chicago

Registration for the WCCM‘s 2014 John Main Seminar entitled “Muslims and Christians: Listeners for the Word”, July 24-27, 2014 in Elmhurst, Illinois is now open. Fr. Laurence Freeman and Fr. Daniel Madigan from Georgetown University will lead this global event that will bring together hundreds of meditators from around the world for a three-day seminar […]


22nd Annual United in Prayer Day on March 15

“Yes, may you come to know his love, although it can never be fully known, and be completely filled with the very nature of God.” (Ephesians 3:20)

Join fellow practitioners around the world today on this 22nd Annual United in Prayer Day, with opportunities to practice centering prayer and share our own […]


Monthly Journey in the Spirit moves to Thursdays

A monthly gathering for communion, conversation & contemplation

Note that for the remainder of this season, these monthly sessions have moved to the second THURSDAY of each month. Sorry for any confusion. It appears to be better for a number of people, and we’re experimenting with what works best for the most people. 

On the […]


Introduction to Centering Prayer — Inwood, January 11

Be Still and know that I am God: An Introduction to the Centering Prayer Practice

Centering Prayer is a contemplative form of prayer geared toward the cultivation of interior silence or “centering.” This form of prayer invites one to enter into a deeper relationship with God by being open and receptive to […]


David Frenette: Heartful Life, Centered Life, March 14-16

An Exploration of Heartfulness Practice and Centering Prayer

Register for the weekend retreat, Friday evening, March 14, to Sunday, March 16, ending after lunch Open to the public

Learn to integrate your contemplative practice more deeply and heartfully into your everyday life in this retreat with David Frenette, author of The Path of Centering Prayer. […]


An Advent Day of Quiet

An Advent Day of Quiet Led Anne A. Simpkinson

Saturday, December 7 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. St. Luke in the Fields Laughlin Hall 487 Hudson Street (at Grove St., 1 block south of Christopher)

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits for Him, in His word is […]


Introduction to Centering Prayer — Forest Hills October 19

Saturday, October 19 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Church in the Gardens (Lounge) 50 Ascan Avenue Forest Hills, NY Donations are welcome.

Information: Jackie Herbach at 917-533-4466 or


Shalem Institute calls for forty hour contemplative prayer vigil to “circle the world in prayer”

The Shalem Institute in Washington, D.C., has called for a 40-hour contemplative prayer vigil to “circle the world in prayer,” in celebration of its 40th anniversary, from Sunday, October 13th at 7 p.m. Eastern time through the Tuesday the 15th at 11 a.m. They offer this message: “After 40 years of trusting the Spirit and […]


Introduction to Centering Prayer — NYU Catholic Center Chapel Oct 5

Saturday, October 5 10 AM to 4 PM

NYU Catholic Center Chapel Newman Chapel 238 Thompson Street (at Washington Square South) Donations are welcome.

Information: Ildiko Viczian, 212-673-6016

Click here to download the flyer.


WCCM’s Father Laurence Freeman events in New York on 4/7

Laurence Freeman, OSB, Benedictine monk and director of our fellow Christian contemplative organization, the World Community for Christian Meditation, will be visiting New York and taking part in two events on April 7, a free talk and an afternoon-long mini-retreat.

Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:05 – 11:00 a.m. Forum St. Bart’s Episcopal Church […]