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Father Thomas Keating

Father Thomas Keating draws from over 60 years of study and prayer as a Trappist monk in sharing the wisdom of 20 centuries of the contemplative Christian tradition. One of the principal architects of the contemplative Christian prayer movement, Father Keating co-founded the...

Father Carl Arico

Father Carl Arico is a founding member and the current vice president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Father Arico has practiced Centering Prayer since 1975 and taught the prayer since 1978. He is known for his humor and his ability to bridge the gap between the clergy and...

Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler

Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler is a founding member and current president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. She found the convergence of her Christian background and her Buddhist contemplative experience in the contemplative Christian heritage and the practice of Centering Prayer. As a...

Customer Reviews for Centering Prayer Course

By Janis Hopper
Date Added: Wednesday 16 May 2012
This course is wonderful. I knew it would be good. I just didn't know it would be GREAT!!! Plenty of detail and explanation. Wonderful videos and audios to download. Very well organized. The quality is fantastic.
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By Anne Sajdera
Date Added: Wednesday 16 May 2012
This is a fantastic course that I recommend to anybody who is serious about deepening their understanding and practice of contemplative prayer. Father Keating, Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Father Arico give all give highly practical instruction and there's the one particular talk that Father Keating gives in the middle of the course that is worth the price of the entire thing and more. After decades of studying yoga and yoga philosophy in India and here in the US, I finally find in my own cultural and spiritual tradition what I've been looking for all along. I can't recommend this course enough.
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By Armando Velasquez
Date Added: Friday 20 April 2012
Immersed myself on the course the other week. The course materials (video and audio guided meditation) are very helpful as abstract concepts and the actual practice (of centering prayer) were wisely intertwined and staged.
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By Elwia Beaudette
Date Added: Friday 26 August 2011
love the content of this course....don't like the fact that each time i enter my couse, i have to start from the beginning and 'find my place'.....there is no bookmarking system
AND
havent heard back yet from the authors with my questions (asked 3 weeks ago?)
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By Kristen Wack
Date Added: Friday 5 August 2011
So glad I can have access to such a spiritually rewarding course from the convenience of my home.
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By Maruj Carr
Date Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011
Praise God
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By John T
Date Added: Saturday 9 March 2013
I am just beginning my practice of Centering Prayer. This course is wonderfully done, and inspires me to "keep on keepin on". The one criticsism is that some of the videos won't play on my computer. I don't know why, as I have never had that problem with any other program.
All in all this is just what I was hoping it would be, a structured course to tell me how to get started as a beginner, and what I could hope for by continuing my practice.
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By william mitchell
Date Added: Wednesday 1 August 2012
The prayer cards were almost impossible to read. The resolution on them was extremely disappointing. Everything else was fabulous!
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By Fr. Tom Shaughnessy O.F.M
Date Added: Saturday 3 September 2011
Although I have not yet finished taking the course, I am very pleased with the product. However, I think you could have sent it sooner or let me know when it was coming on my internet.
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