Contemplative Outreach of Portland serves the contemplative community in Portland and the Portland Metro area. We are a chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., an international spiritual network with offices in Butler, N.J., and are one of three Contemplative Outreach Chapters in Oregon. Our mission is to teach the method of Centering Prayer and to support those whose Spiritual Journey includes a practice of this prayer. The volunteers in our chapter are grounded in Contemplative Service – “God in us serving God in others.”

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.