Contemplative Network® is a contemplative, interdenominational Christian, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, which collaborates with other Faith contemplative traditions. We share Centering Prayer, its methodology and conceptual background, plus other related prayer. We offer follow-up Resource Meetings with Thomas Keating DVD’s, plus Prayer Groups, Retreats, and Resources. We gratefully accept donations for Centering Prayer outreach, interfaith dialogue, and scientific research we support on neurological and behavioral correlates of Centering Prayer.
"Be still and know that I am God."
WHAT IS CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER?
We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words. But this is only one expression. In the Christian tradition Contemplative Prayer is considered to be the pure gift of God. It is the opening of mind and heart — our whole being — to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Through grace we open our awareness to God whom we know by faith is within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than choosing — closer than consciousness itself.
Most faiths have contemplative traditions. Contemplative Network looks to a future of interfaith contemplative prayer practice that recognizes the spiritual importance of silence in healing, and is actively pursuing interfaith dialogue at the board level, in attendance at conferences, and in pursuit of research. For updates on interfaith dialogue, contemplative prayer resources, research, ministries, and MORE, please SUBSCRIBE to our email list.