In 2001, The 12 Step Outreach program of Contemplative Outreach was established to offer Centering Prayer to people in all 12 Step fellowships as an 11th Step prayer/meditation practice. We help individuals and groups establish contemplative prayer practices through workshops, retreats and formation programs. The practice of Centering Prayer, and the spiritual, historical and psychological basis of it, are described and elaborated in several of Thomas Keating’s works, including Open Mind, Open Heart and Invitation to Love. The practice of Centering Prayer has parallels with other traditional practices, and is simple and easy to do. For those who live by the 12 Steps found in AA, Al-Anon, SCA, OA, DA, NA, GA, and other programs, a Centering Prayer practice can be a key support system in the process of recovery and transformation. Centering Prayer can help deepen our application of the 12 Steps generally, and the 11th Step specifically, through daily immersion in prayer and meditation. We believe that, when applied as a daily supplement to the 12 Steps, Centering Prayer open us to the deepest dimension of spirituality. For more information, please see our website: www.cp12stepoutreach.org
See also Becoming a Presenter of Centering Prayer as an 11th-Step Practice in the Training section.
Christophe Dupin (email@example.com) is supporting international 12-step persons, including those that speak French.
The Center at St. Andrew’s and Contemplative Outreach Northwest Present:
LIVING A SURRENDERED LIFE ®
Shattering the Illusion of Control and Yielding to the Redemptive Power of Grace
With Rabbi Rami Shapiro
11th Step Retreat
March 20 – 22, 2020
Presenters: Nancy Cord-Baran, Carolyn Yankovitz & Michael Gidlewski
11th Step – “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”
This retreat is for people who participate in any 12-Step Recovery program to introduce or expand and deepen the experience of contemplative prayer as part of a daily 11th-Step practice.
11-Step Fest 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
111 NE 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
A day of fellowship for those practicing Centering Prayer as an 11th Step practice and for those in a 12-Step Recovery Program who are interested in knowing more about Centering Prayer as an 11-Step practice.
11TH STEP CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT with Madeleine Joy, SP, Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI and Elizabeth Oleksak, SP
Contemplative Outreach of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is offering a 12-Step friendly Centering Prayer/Meditation Enrichment Weekend. This is an opportunity to begin or deepen your practice of Centering Prayer/Meditation, as taught by Contemplative Outreach.
This is an 11th-Step Workshop for people in 12-Step recovery who are looking for an 11th-Step practice.
We will teach the method of Centering Prayer as an 11th-Step practice.
From 10:00am to 3:00pm
To register contact Nancy Cord-Baran 814.237.1002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11th-Step Silent Centering Prayer Retreat
Saturday July 27th 2019 10 AM – Wednesday July 31 2019 2 PM
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St. NE, Lacey, WA 98516-5339