• Intentional Prayer Time

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    Summer Hours begin on May 21 - August 27, from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Join us on Tuesday mornings for an opportunity to deepen your prayer with a 30 minute period of Centering Prayer followed by Sacred Reading of Scripture (Lectio Divina). Read More
  • Spiritual Journey Series

    Spiritual Journey Series

    The Spiritual Journey series consists of an Introductory Workshop followed by eight courses based on the videotape series by Fr. Thomas Keating, designed to support the daily practice of Centering Prayer. Join us on September 14 for our Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshops. Read More
  • Summer Contemplative Walks

    Summer Contemplative Walks

    Contemplative Outreach of Colorado is partnering with Walk2Connect to offer three contemplative walks throughout the summer. Our contemplative walking experience will move at a gentle, conversational walking pace and offer opportunities to Center, listen more deeply, and set personal intentions. Read More
  • Contemplative Living Experience

    Contemplative Living Experience

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 session beginning in September. The application deadline is July 1, 2019. The CLE program is built on an established practice of Centering Prayer and provides the guidance and formation to move participants from having a contemplative practice to living a contemplative life. Read More
  • Thomas Keating Chapel

    Thomas Keating Chapel

    Pray in silence with practitioners from all over the world. Centering Prayer groups are forming on this global online platform. Read More
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 Contemplative Outreach of Colorado Presents

OUR TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

                         
   

Featuring Martin Laird, O.S.A.

 

Ocean of Light Martin Laird

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd.  Arvada, CO 80003

 
   

A DARKNESS ALL OF LIGHT 

 
   

This line from a poem by Franz Wright serves to focus this day of silent prayer, lecture and discussion. Silence has no opposite. For the silent mind, sound is as silent as no sound. For the mind free of clutter, the silence of despair and the silence of joy are different manifestations of the very same silence. But for the cluttered mind, such things seem to be at odds.

 

To explore this, among other things, Fr. Martin will consider such topics as: the inner noise generated when we try to use contemplative practice to acquire something we think we lack (such as perpetual peace); or get rid of something we would rather not face; how the practice of awareness can establish us as our own contemplative project; as well as some special challenges for the maturing contemplative.

 

We are happy to welcome back Fr. Martin Laird as our Annual Conference Speaker for a third time. Fr. Martin is an Augustinian friar and is a Professor of Early Christian Studies at Villanova University near Philadelphia. He continues to lecture and lead retreats throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

 
       
 Cost:   $110 includes continental breakfast, lunch and parking.  
    Payment must accompany registration and is  
    nonrefundable for cancellations after March 7  
  Registration:   REGISTER ONLINE  
    Or, print the Annual Conference REGISTRATION FORM and mail it, along with your registration, to the Center.  
    You can also call the Center at 303-698-7729  

 

 

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 closed for the summer from May 18 to September 3.

MASS AT THE CENTER:
Join us in the fall 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 on Tuesdays. Summer hours begin on May 21 at 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. and will  continue through August 27.

Learn More 

* In the fall, 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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