Centering Prayer: an 11th Step Practice

Introductory Workshop, plus includes a presentation on The Human Condition; both via Zoom

  • Starts Sep 10
  • 25 US dollars
  • Zoom - Link will be sent separately by email

Available spots

Event Description

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR PEOPLE IN TWELVE-STEP RECOVERY PROGRAMS “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us the power to carry that out.” We have found centering prayer to be a meaningful method for our daily 11th step meditation practice. To share this method with others in 12-step recovery, we are offering this workshop to teach participants about the practice of centering prayer. We will also have a talk about the human condition, which will help explain why we need a daily 11th step practice. In addition to the workshop on September 10th, registration includes continuing sessions on the four Saturday mornings following the workshop. These optional sessions will each last for about an hour and will allow workshop participants to join us to: 1) practice centering prayer together, 2) learn more about the prayer practice and 3) ask questions. These continuing session will be held September 17 and 24 and October 1 and 8 at 9AM CT. ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION Thomas Keating has written: “All of us come into this world as little bundles of emotional needs, of which we can identify three in particular: security and survival, affection and esteem, and power and control...The energy that we put into trying to find happiness in fulfilling these emotional needs tends to increase with time... Our experience of life on the ordinary psychological level is normally one of being dominated by external events and our emotional reactions to them. Some of this is conscious, but much of it is rooted in the unconscious. This is the illness of the human condition from which we all suffer.” As we consent to God’s presence and action within us through the Centering Prayer practice, we open ourselves to the exact healing we most need. Click the black button on this page, then select "Contemplative Outreach of Madison" to view a flyer with further details. We want to be sure that everyone who is interested in attending this workshop is included. Please email us at our contact email (see below) if you would like a scholarship to attend this event. For all workshop inquiries, contact us at: Please register by September 5th.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

COSEW/CCL General Policy for Cancellations/Refunds: The amount paid for a workshop/class may be applied to a future workshop/class or applied to COSEW as a tax-deductible donation. Retreats: The deposit for retreats is non-refundable. The remaining balance is refundable if cancelled at least 5 days before the beginning of the retreat.


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