ANNUAL MARCH UNITED IN PRAYER DAY

Join Contemplative Outreach San Diego and Contemplative Outreach North County for a half day of Centering Prayer, and formation with Fr. Keating as we listen to his new  DVD That We May Be One. Come join in the joy and blessings of praying in silence, solitude and service of one another.

                                           March 17, 2018 from 9:00 am- 12:30 pm

                                    9:00 am -9:30  coffee and refreshments and sign in

                                    9:30- 12:30 pm Centering Prayer showing DVD As We May Be One with Fr. Keating  

                                    Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2696 Melbourne Drive

                                     San Diego, Ca. 92123.   RSVP Ardy Woodmansee




                                                             From: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm  

Where: St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church m 743 Prospect St. La Jolla Ca.

Please join us for an Introductory Workshop to learn about Centering Prayer.  The Introductory experience includes six follow up meetings of approximately 60 to 90 minutes each to help newcomers develop a thorough understanding of the practice itself, as well as the spiritual growth that flows from it.  Whether you are a newcomer, or just want to renew your commitment to Centering Prayer all are welcome! RSVP Reverend Rebecca Dinovo at




Retreat : From Friday- Sunday   April 6 through 8, 2018

Place: Prince of Peace Abbey Oceanside California 92058

Come enjoy the peace of this monastic setting.  Join with the monks in praying the Liturgy of the Hours, Mass and four periods of Centering Prayer daily.

 The cost of the retreat is $200 per person.  A deposit of $50 is requested by January  1 to secure a place.  If interested please send your deposit to:  COSD,  4461 Robbins Street, San Diego, 92122. For more information contact: Kathy DiFede 619-840-3781




                                       Retreat: Wednesday June 6,2018 to Sunday June 10, 2018

                                Where: Guest House, Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside California 92058

Cost:  $400 for 4 nights ($100/night) Price includes meals, non refundable $50 deposit  due February 28, 2018. Make all Checks payable to Prince of Peace Abbey.  For more information contact Sharon Peterson at shar.pete@att/net .


                                     NORTH COUNTY CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH EVENTS


Contemplative Outreach North County is hosting a variant on the Introductory Workshop. Instead of an initial day-long event which teaches how to do the prayer, this variation offers only the six follow-up sessions which are designed to address the many other aspects of Father Keating’s teachings about the contemplative dimension of our lives. This course begins February 21, 2018 and is held every Wednesday through March 28, 2018.  Location is Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Avenue, Carlsbad 92008. For more information see the north county website at

Extended information on Retreats and Workshops.

For 30 years Contemplative Outreach has been dedicated to transmitting the living tradition of the Contemplative Christian Heritage through the teachings of Father Thomas Keating and through programs and offerings that support the contemplative life. The primary purpose of Contemplative Outreach of San Diego is to teach the method of Centering Prayer and its immediate conceptual background. If you are interested in having a Centering Prayer workshop at your church, community, or organization, contact Karen Downs, We are available weekends and weekdays.

Half-Day of Prayer

The purpose of the Half-Day of Prayer is to provide spiritual and moral support to members of the COSD community who have attended a Centering Prayer introductory workshop and are actively practicing this prayer form. This activity is generally sponsored by a COSD prayer group and is provided in a facility during a three hour period on Saturday mornings. The format includes two periods of Centering Prayer and a spiritual presentation with group discussion.


Retreats provide an environment conducive to spiritual growth for persons who have attended an introductory workshop on Centering Prayer. Generally the retreats are three days of silence with five to seven periods of Centering Prayer each day. Personal spiritual direction is provided and a group dialogue is held on the final day.

In a retreat setting the length of the periods of Centering Prayer can be extended. Lengthening or multiplying periods of Centering Prayer can help to deepen the experience of interior silence and promote the grow in intimacy with God.  There are 3-day, 5- day and 8-day retreats offered locally and nationally.