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Presentations on Centering Prayer by Dr. Hesse

Dr. Robert Hesse frequently gives presentations on Centering Prayer, introducing its practice and practical results.

Call for upcoming dates: 713-729-6019


Introduction to Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition, which opens us to the presence and action of the Holy Spirit.

October 13, 2018
9:30am - 3pm

Ruah Center at Villa de Matel
6510 Lawndale
Houston, TX 77023

Pre-registration is required!
Call or email Janet Troy at 713-928-6053 or ruah@ccvi-vdm.org
or use Contact Us on our website www.ruahcenter.org

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2018 Houston Centering Prayer Weekends *

Ruah Center at Villa de Matel
  • Feb. 16-17
  • March 16-17
  • April 6-7
  • May 11-12 *
  • June 3-7 **
  • June 8-9
  • July 13-14
  • Aug. 10-11
  • Sept. 7-8
  • Oct. 12-13
  • Nov. 9-10
  • Dec. 14-15

* The May CP Weekend includes Introduction to Centering Prayer workshops in both English and Spanish on Sat., May 12 from 9:30 to 3:00.

** A Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat will be June 3-9. There is also the option to attend June 7-9 as a mini-retreat.

Survey on Meditation - ongoing

The Catholic University of America is recruiting experienced meditators to complete a set of online questionnaires related to your thoughts and feelings. Please do NOT participate in this study if you have already done so in the past. The Catholic University of America's IRB has approved this research.

Participation in this study is anonymous and voluntary, and there is no penalty if you do not finish all of the measures. Completing the survey should take about 15 minutes. The questionnaires include items asking about your thoughts and feelings, along with background information such as gender, age, ethnicity, education level, and meditation experience.

You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Please visit this website to complete the questionnaire.

If you know any other experienced meditators who might be interested in participating please feel free to forward to them. If you have any questions about this study, please contact Carol Glass at glass@cua.edu.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Carol R. Glass, Ph.D. and Diane B. Arnkoff, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.


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Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshops
For beginners, or those of any level, who are looking for an introduction or refresher on Fr. Thomas Keating's Centering Prayer methodology.
Ongoing Resource Meetings
Resource Meetings typically include videos of Thomas Keating or other Contemplative Prayer notables to help, encourage, and start anyone interested on this amazing journey.
Upcoming Centering Prayer Retreats
Centering Prayer retreats are spiritual tune-ups for everyone -- no matter what stage of the journey you are on.
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Centering Prayer groups are patricularly useful for those who are new to this form of prayer. Most groups offer some insights and history of Centering Prayer, and then some time to practice it.
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