Contemplative Outreach of Greater Vancouver

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalms 46:10

Coming Events

A “Taste of Silence”
One-Day Centering Prayer Silent Retreat
Saturday, April 29, 2016

Please join us for an opportunity to be alone with God in the presence of others. The schedule will include Centering Prayer periods and Lectio Divina in community. As well, there will be personal retreat time for contemplative practice such as sacred reading, reflection and walking.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 29, 2016 
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm   Registration and refreshments at 9:30 am
Retreat begins 10:00 am 
Location:  St. Laurence Anglican Church
825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam, BC
Lunch: Simple lunch of soup and bread will be provided, with a gluten-free,
dairy free, vegetarian option.
Suggested Donation:   $25 - A contribution of any amount according to your means,
is appreciated to cover costs of facility rental, lunch and refreshments.
Details: "HERE"

Contemplative Outreach 4 Day Silent Retreat
June 19th to 22nd, 2017

Date/Time: Monday June 19 to Thursday June 22nd, 2017
Location:  Rivendell Retreat Centre
Bowen Island, BC
Cost:   $375 - includes retreat, private room with bath, and meals
A deposit of $100 will secure your place at the retreat
Details: "HERE"

Introduction to Centering Prayer Programs

The Introduction to Centering Prayer Program offers the opportunity to explore a deep reflective practice of silent prayer based on the rich wisdom teaching of the Christian contemplative tradition.

The Introduction to Centering Prayer Program to be held in Port Coquitlam
Workshop -Saturday, May 6, 2017
Registration: 9:30 am

Deepening the Practice
Thursday evenings at 7:30pm - May 11, 18, 25, June 1, June 8, 15
Cost: $30 (includes workshop, lunch, refreshments and evening sessions)

For Details "Click Here"

For further details contact:
Anne Larochelle: or 604-944-2742
Or Christine Kesans: or 604-944-7447

Mark your calendars for:

Taste of Silence Day Retreat - Saturday September 30th, 2017
Location TBA

Silent Advent Day Retreat - Saturday December 2nd, 2017
Location TBA

Please alert the members of your group of these upcoming events.
Your Servant Leadership and Hospitality Teams.

For information on retreats offered in other provinces , Contemplative Outreach Canada provides links to the various Contemplative Outreach regional chapters across Canada. Also Contemplative Outreach International and Contemplative Outreach Oregon offer rich programs of Centering Prayer, Welcoming Prayer, Lectio Divina and other retreats of varying duration. Please access these sites on our Links Page.

I created you and I love you

“Interior silence is one of the most strengthening and affirming of human experiences. There is nothing more affirming in fact, than the experience of God’s presence. That revelation says, as nothing else can, You are a good person, I created you and I love you.”
- Thomas Keating
Open Mind Open Heart