• Winter Classes, Events & Retreats

    Winter Classes, Events & Retreats

    Welcome to the Center for Contemplative Living! Join us for a class, prayer time, a retreat or one of our special events. Read More
  • Spiritual Journey Series

    Spiritual Journey Series

    Discover the Centering Prayer practice through the Spiritual Journey Courses. In February classes offered are:Human Condition (Course II) and Divine Therapy (Course IV). Read More
  • Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference

    Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference

    Join us on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Featuring Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD who will speak on the “Role of Contemplation in a Posthuman Age” Read More
  • Thomas Keating Meditation Chapel

    Thomas Keating Meditation Chapel

    An interfaith online meditation community. Pray in silence with practitioners from all over the world. Read More
  • Guard of the Heart

    Guard of the Heart

    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. We will learn the three ways any afflictive thought or emotional disturbance can be instantly released as it arises. Join us on Saturday, February 15 at 9 a.m. to learn more about this enriching and deepening complementary practice. Read More
  • Lenten Retreat - A Three-Day Commuter Retreat

    Lenten Retreat - A Three-Day Commuter Retreat

    During the season of Lent we are invited to go with Jesus into the desert, a place of purification. Join us for our Lenten commuter retreat beginning Thursday, February 20 – Saturday, February 22. This retreat time will provide conditions which will allow for desert like silence and solitude as well as periods of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina. Read More
  • The Unfolding of Centering Prayer ~ Featuring Kess Frey

    The Unfolding of Centering Prayer ~ Featuring Kess Frey

    Thomas Keating’s brief article entitled, “The Unfolding of Centering Prayer,” is one of the many treasures he has left for us. The article beautifully summarizes Thomas Keating’s overall vision of the spiritual journey from start to finish in the context of Centering Prayer practice. Join us on Thursday, February 27 for this evening workshop. Kess will explore some of the deeper dimensions and depths of our Centering Prayer practice. Read More
  • Centering Prayer Immersion Experience

    Centering Prayer Immersion Experience

    Join us on Saturday, February 29 for six, thirty minute periods pf Centering Prayer, separated by meditative walks. Read More
  • The Universal Christ

    The Universal Christ

    In the Universal Christ, Richard Rohr examines what it means that Jesus was called Christ, and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to the world. Join us on five Wednesday afternoons, beginning March 4, to explore and discuss key ideas contained in this book and to prepare for Richard Rohr's visit in October. Read More
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 Contemplative Outreach of Colorado Presents



Featuring Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD


Ocean of Light Martin Laird



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




Known for her leadership in bridging science and religion, Sr. Ilia Delio returns for our Annual Conference this Spring. She understands science and religion as “two ways of knowing the world” bringing her evolving ideas about spirituality and science for the 21st century, while reminding us of the traditions of Franciscan thought as well as the work of her treasured source, Teilhard de Chardin. She frequently cites de Chardin, mentioning insights such as, “consciousness is the core of evolution.”


We heard her speak on “Cosmology, the Cosmic Christ and Consciousness: Nurturing the Contemplative Self” in 2016. Her new Omega Center is based on the recognition, “Where there is God, there is life, movement, incarnation, becoming, convergence, unity and new relationships.”


Sr. Delio has suggested that familiarity with her books: A HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS: Soul, Space, and Transcendence and THE UNBEARABLE WHOLENESS OF BEING might be helpful but not necessary reading prior to the Conference.


Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics, and neuroscience and the import of these for theology. She currently holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. Ilia holds two honorary doctorates, one from St. Francis University in 2015, and one from Sacred Heart University in 2020.

 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  




The Center of Contemplative Living

 The Center

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

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


Join us for Mass at noon on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  Mass Schedule


  • Pray with the staff at noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
  • Join us for Intentional     Prayer Time on Tuesdays at 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.    Learn More


To purchase CDs and DVDs from a previous Annual Conference or Mini Retreat     Click Here 



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Father Thomas Keating,
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