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, September 30th, 2017

You are invited to set apart a day to refresh, re-create, and recommit to God-centred living in an atmosphere that encourages inner solitude and inner silence. The opportunity for centering prayer in community is a gift in itself. We often experience more profound silence, within which the Spirit connects us in love.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 30th, 2017
9:30am - 3:30pm

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver

Lunch: Simple meal of soup and bread will be provided,
with some gluten and dairy free and vegetarian options.
Program: ➢Centering Prayer in community.
➢ Personal retreat time and space.
➢ Lectio Divina.
Suggested Donation:   $25 A contribution of any amount, in accordance with your means, is appreciated to cover costs of facility rental, lunch and refreshments.
Details: "HERE"

Introduction to Centering Prayer
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christian monastics and mystics through the ages described and practiced a contemplative relationship with God that takes place in a silence deeper than words.Introduction to Centering Prayer is instructional and experiential. The sessions support participants with information, practice and encouragement as they establish a Centering Prayer Practice.

Time:         Saturday, October 21, 2017
                       9:30 a.m. -  Registration,
                       Instruction & Practice: 10:00am - 2:30pm 

Deepening the Practice:
                      Six Continuing Sessions 7:00 p.m.
                     Thursdays Oct.26, Nov.2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

Location:     Coquitlam

Cost:              $40

                        Details "HERE"

Mark your calendars for:

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

Please alert the members of your group of these upcoming events.
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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