• Fall Classes, Events & Retreats

    Fall Classes, Events & Retreats

    Check out our fall classes, events and retreats. We have a variety to offer you. Read More
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    Guard of the Heart

    “One practice to bring the effects of contemplative prayer into daily life is traditionally known as “Guard of the Heart.” This consists of letting go of every emotional disturbance as it arises and before we start thinking about it.” (Fr. Thomas Keating, 2017) This class will teach the practice of “Guard of the Heart” and how it compliments our Centering Prayer, and the practices of the Welcoming Prayer and the Active Prayer Phrase. Join us on Saturday, September 29 Read More
  • Tuning Into The Mundane

    Tuning Into The Mundane

    Ignatius of Loyola suggests that God's presence comes like drops of water on a sponge, not like water crashing on rocks. This workshop will explore Ignatian perspectives on discernment and the contemplative practices that can attune our hearts to subtle invitations of Love in the mundane, routine, and seemingly commonplace of everyday life. Join us on Saturday, October 6 Read More
  • The Divine Milieu

    The Divine Milieu

    “Take an unforgettable retreat with Teilhard de Chardin’s masterpiece: The Divine Milieu. This masterpiece is a spiritual work at once cosmic and personal. You are invited to nurture the “cosmic contemplative,” deepen your Christic life, and serve the world with greater enlightenment and soul.” Class begins on Thursday, October 11 Read More
  • Fall Mini-Retreat: Featuring Susan Rush

    Fall Mini-Retreat: Featuring Susan Rush

    “Embracing Oneness... Renewing our Contemplative Life” Join us on Saturday, October 13 as we journey together to explore how we can nod to consent. Bow to surrender. Release to receptivity and be blessed into effortlessness. Read More
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SUMMER PROGRAM

                        
   

Francis Bennett joined us last fall with a presentation of MAPS OF THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY where she spoke about two classical maps of the spiritual journey, The Ascent of Mount Carmel by the renowned Christian mystic and spiritual master, John of the Cross, and the Ten Ox-herding pictures of the Zen Buddhist Tradition.


This summer program is an opportunity to delve deeper into her book I Am That I Am.  The book begins with the following quotation … does this attract you?


“The whole truth can be summed up in one verse from the Jewish/Christian scriptures, ‘I am that I am.’  And the entire method for realizing this truth is found in another of those scriptures, 'Be still and know that I am God.' (Quote from Sri Ramana Maharshi)


I Am That I Am began life as a journal, written at the suggestion of Francis’ spiritual director.  It was intended to help Francis clarify and explore the shift in perception that had come upon her, not only for her own sake but for those who might seek her spiritual guidance in the future.  This deceptively simple book brings a unique freshness and humanity to the meeting of Christianity with Eastern investigation of the nature of the self.  Please join us in exploring her wonderful writing.

 
       
Cost:   $35  
When:   Opening Sessions:  
    Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 1:00-3:00 pm  
    - Or -  
    Thursday evening, May 17, 6:30-8:30 pm  
    Mid-Summer check-in:  
    Saturday July 14,  9:00-11:00 am  
    Closing Session:  
    Thursday evening, September 6, 6:30-8:30 pm  
Registration:   Register ONLINE  
    Or, print the REGISTRATION FORM and mail it to the Center, along with your payment  
    You can also call the Center at 303-698-7729  
Where:   Center for Contemplative Living  
    3650 Yates St. Denver, CO 80212  
Facilitators:  

 Pat Wittkopf          Patti Smith

 Pat Wittkopf  and   Patti Smith

 

Welcome to the Center

The Center

3650 Yates Denver, CO 80212       (303) 698-7729

OFFICE HOURS:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tues, Wednes, Thurs

The Center is open!

MASS AT THE CENTER:
Join us for Mass in the chapel at noon on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month  Mass Schedule

PRAY IN COMMUNITY:
* Join us for Intentional     Prayer Time at our new time on Tuesdays at     9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. 
 

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* Pray with the staff at noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

Click here for more opportunities to pray in community at the Center.

PURCHASE CDS AND DVDS: To purchase CDs and DVDs from a previous Annual Conference or Mini Retreat     Click Here 

 

 

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