Contemplative Outreach of Portland

Centering Prayer – The Prayer of Consent


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Living Flame

November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am – April 12, 2022 @ 2:30 pm

A Formation Program
O living flame of love that tenderly wounds my soul
in its deepest center!

– John of the Cross

Starts November 9 on Zoom!

This extraordinary program includes seven full-day offerings of in-depth spiritual study presented over a seven-month period by commissioned Living Flame presenters from  Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

When: Second Tuesday of each month – Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. On Zoom.

Fee: $100 suggested, but pay what you are able.


Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ

September 23 @ 5:30 pm – November 18 @ 7:00 pm

Course 6 in the Spiritual Journey Series.  Do you need a change of heart?  This is a 9 week online series in which Fr. Thomas builds upon the concepts of the Spiritual Journey classes and their relationship to our everyday lives.

This heartfulness series has always been reported as excellent and a must-do. We have never offered it in Oregon so we encourage you to consider it – especially now that it’s on Zoom!

Dates: Sept. 23 – Nov.18, 5:30 pm (Pacific)

Contemplative Grief Group

Contemplative Grief Group

October 5 – December 7

The Covid Pandemic has created many losses in our lives, and none of those losses compares to the loss of loved ones in our lives. We are pleased to be able to offer an online grief support group this Fall. We will join with 10 of you to create a safe place to mourn and to begin the reconciliation process in our lives. Our work will center around Contemplative practices and the work of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, who has shared his work on healing from grief extensively.

Rami Shapiro, First Stop Playing God

Rami Shapiro “First, stop playing God.”

October 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Twelve-Step Spirituality is for everyone, because everyone suffers from the foundational addiction of humankind: playing God. In this talk Rabbi Rami will use elements of the Twelve Steps as well as insights common to all mystical traditions to explore the notion of playing God and the liberating realization that God is playing us.

Mercy Center Auburn Retreat and Conference Center

Mercy Center Auburn Retreat and Conference Center

October 13 – October 21

Auburn, California
Centering Prayer
October 13 – October 21, 2021

9-day Silent Intensive II and Post Intensive Retreat sponsored by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.

The retreat will be facilitated by Susan Turpin, Marty Badgett, and Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI. Susan, Marty, and Fr. Bill have served within the Contemplative Outreach network for many years and have led many Centering Prayer retreats and workshops. Retreat begins Wednesday, October 13th with registration from 3:00 to 5:30; dinner at 5:30pm; ends Thursday, October 21st after lunch.

All guests are required to be fully vaccinated.  Please send proof of vaccination with your registration. You may email to Robin Lionello or text her 530 906-2881

Christ in All Things Film Series with Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, PhD

Four-part video series Christ in All Things with Father Vincent Pizzuto, PhD.

Find a Centering Prayer Group

We welcome anyone interested in practicing Centering Prayer in a group setting to join an existing Centering Prayer Group. Individuals who have attended introductions to Centering Prayer or Lectio Divina are invited to start a new group if there is enough interest. To find a Centering Prayer Group in your area, go to our Centering Prayer Groups Page.


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