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The official website of Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Instructions on Method of Centering Prayer on Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Vision, Theological Principles and Administrative Principles of Contemplative Outreach

Instructions on Welcoming Prayer on Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Are you interested in reading more contemplative texts? Visit the Contemplative Outreach Bookstore.

A list of Centering Prayer E-Book titles by Thomas Keating and others (pdf)

To see online contemplative texts, visit the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. There, you will find texts such as...

The Cloud of Unknowing
Mysticism, by Evelyn Underhill
The Way of Perfection, by Teresa of Avila
The Interior Castle, by Teresa of Avila
The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence
The Conferences of John Cassian
The Ascent of Mount Carmel, by St. John of the Cross
The Dark Night of the Soul, by St. John of the Cross
and many more.... see the page titled Mysticism for a listing of sources provided on Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

Mp3 versions of some of these texts can also be found on these pages. Librivox.org also carries mp3's for a few of these as well.

Local Links:

Click the following titles to see the websites of other Contemplative Outreach Local Chapters in Iowa and adjoining states:

Contemplative Outreach of Mid-Eastern Iowa  (Iowa CityCedar Rapids)

Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis (Missouri)

Contemplative Outreach of Southeast Wisconsin

Contemplative Outreach of Nebraska

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“The root of prayer is interior silence.  We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words.  But this is only one expression.  Deep prayer is the laying aside of thoughts.  It is the opening of mind and heart, body and feelings—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond words, thoughts and emotions.”  (OM, 136)