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Welcoming Forgiveness and Centering Prayer Retreat

Welcoming Forgiveness and Centering Prayer Retreat

With Mary Dwyer

September 5, 2023 – September 10, 2023

This 6-day retreat will explore the dance between
Welcoming Prayer and Forgiveness.

There will be extended periods of Centering Prayer, Silence & Solitude.

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Living Flame: Special 30th Anniversary Event

2023: Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4,
2024: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 2, Apr. 6

The Living Flame Service Team is pleased to offer a one-time-only event to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the Living Flame program.


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No Frills Second Sits

Mondays through Fridays 

(through Friday, May 26, 2023).
4:30-5:00 pm (Pacific)

No chit-chat, no extras.
All are welcome.
Drop in any time
All are welcome – drop in any time.

Contact for login information.

Photo by Daniel Olah

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New Spiritual Journey Course - Zoom

What does it mean to live a contemplative life?

Spiritual Journey Course

Every Tuesday night 5:00 – 6:00 pm
(right after NoFrills – same link)

Community building through guided Lectio, video, and discussion.

Come to all in sequence or drop in.

February/March 2023
Learn about the human condition and the four consents.

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United in Prayer Day

March 3-4, 2023:

24-hours of continuous community prayer.
Free, online and hosted by various groups around the world.

Photo by Anusree Mohan

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Franciscan Spiritual Center Taizé in Person

A gathering for communal prayer, in the style of Taizé, entwines stillness, depth, and meditation with music, simple melodies, and chant. This free event, which regularly gathers on the first Friday of every month, will meet twice during Lent. Come early for a simple meal together.

In Person
March 3 and April 7
7:00 pm
led by Sr Celeste Clavel. Simple meal (at 6pm) hosted by FSC Director Christine Naylor.)

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Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat

Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Idaho
March 13 – 19, 2023

Suggested donation
Single Occupancy: $745
Shared Occupancy: $1290

photo: Austin Keheier

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2023 Spring Spirituality Series

Centering Prayer 12-Step Outreach


A four-part free on-line series beginning
Wednesday, March 8th
5:00pm – 6:30pm PST
(7pm – 8:30pm Central Time).

Registration ends March 1st for Series One…

Scholarships are available

Photo by Peggychoucair

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United in Spirit - One Day Retreat

In Person
March 11th, 2023
10 am – 3:30 pm

Centering Prayer, Lectio and other spiritual practices. We will also join with our brothers and sisters in faith from the other Abrahamic traditions of Judaism and Islam-to join in a day of spiritual fellowship.

Location: The Peace and Spirituality Center on Lake Washington,
Bellevue WA

sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of Puget Sound North

Photo by Chastity Cortijo

Mercy Center Auburn

Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat

Mercy Center, Auburn CA
March 15 – 23, 2023

Call to get on the waitlist!

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Centering Prayer Presenter Training Retreat

April 14 – 16, 2023
Mercy Center Auburn

Discerning a call to become a Presenter of Centering Prayer?
Here is a unique opportunity to complete your training in 1 weekend near Sacramento, April 14-16. Contact Gini Graham to discuss this opportunity.

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Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat April 23-28, 2023

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat
April 23-28, 2023
St. Andrew’s Retreat House, Union, WA

Just a few spots left!
Contact Pam at

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Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Eight-Day Retreat
June 25 – July 2, 2023
Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino, California

Prayer Flags

Create Prayer Flags With Our Community

Live, in person event….
 Learn the spiritual history and significance of prayer flags. Choose intentions you will send out to the world.

May 20, 2023
10:00am – 2:00pm

In person – Tigard
BYO Lunch – drinks provided
all flag making materials supplied
$20 – cash or check at site
Send Barb an email at

Go home with complete set of five prayer flags!

Mercy Center Auburn

Centering Prayer Retreat

9 – Day Silent Intensive I,
Intensive II, & Post Intensive

Nov. 29 – Dec. 7, 2023
Auburn, CA

Come rest in the stillness of prayer with other contemplative companions, away from the busyness of daily life, and allow the mind, body, and spirit to surrender to God’s presence and action within.

 lone tree in a mystical fog.

Why am I reaching again for the brushes?
When I paint your portrait, God,
nothing happens.
But I can choose to feel you.

At my senses’ horizon
you appear hesitantly,
like scattered islands …

All creation holds its breath, listening within me,
because, to hear you, I keep silent.

(Image Kyryl Levenets – Unsplash)

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