Twelve Step

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 (christophedupin@gmail.com) is supporting international 12-step persons, including those that speak French.

Special Event

Special Event
Date: 
Tue, 10 Mar 2020
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

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

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Cherry Haisten
Contact Phone: 
206-523-7476, ext. 304

Centering Prayer as the 11th Step Retreat

Centering Prayer as the 11th Step Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

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.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Nancy Cord Baran
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
814-237-1002

Special Event

Special Event
Date: 
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

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.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Gordon Coffey
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
206-852-5202

Centering Prayer and Trauma

Series: 
Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico

Q: I have been practicing Centering Prayer for 12 years, and recently I have been praying for the transformation process to hurry up. To put it more politely, for removal of barriers to union. The resulting unloading seems to bring another re- experiencing of emotions related to personal and generational trauma, whose emotionality has temporarily reduced my ability to cope with some family events. When I sit with the feelings and allow myself to notice God there, I experience a sort of sigh: Thy will be done. [What] about the use of outside resources like 12-Steps, counseling [and others]?

Centering Prayer as the 11th-Step Workshop

Centering Prayer as the 11th-Step Workshop
Date: 
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

11TH STEP CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT with Madeleine Joy, SP, Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI and Elizabeth Oleksak, SP

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Trisha Riga
Contact Phone: 
(413) 562-3627

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

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.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Gina Di Girolamo
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
8595127298

Centering Prayer as the 11th-Step Workshop

Centering Prayer as the 11th-Step Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 22 Jun 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

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 ncb612@gmail.com.

 

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Nancy Cord-Baran
Contact Email: 

Centering Prayer as the 11th Step Retreat

Centering Prayer as the 11th Step Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 27 Jul 2019
Duration: 
5 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

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

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
The Priory Spirituality Center
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
360-438-2595