• The Spirit Of Forgiveness: A 12-Step Centering Prayer Retreat

    The Spirit Of Forgiveness: A 12-Step Centering Prayer Retreat

    Annual 12-step Centering Prayer retreat for folks in recovery (and their families and friends) who practice CP as an 11th Step discipline.
  • Central Iowa Prayer Groups

    Central Iowa Prayer Groups

    Prayer Groups for the Des Moines and Ames area.
    "While centering prayer is done privately most of the time, a weekly sharing of the experience in a small group has proven to be very supportive, as well as a means of continuing education." – Fr. Thomas Keating Read More
  • Central Iowa Chapter Events

    Central Iowa Chapter Events

    In addition to engaging in individual and group Centering Prayer, many yearn for other experiences, reflections, and knowledge that will support them in their spiritual journey. COCI offers a variety of introductory events and programs as well as those that invite us to deepen our practices and presence. Read More
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Resources to support the practice of Centering Prayer in daily life.

Given health concerns around the Coronavirus and the need for social distancing, COCI centering Prayer groups are suspended for the time being. Please check back for information regarding resumption of the groups.

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Contemplative Outreach of Central Iowa exists for the purpose of supporting our members in their daily practice of Centering Prayer. We are a chapter of Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Contemplative Outreach is a community of individuals and Centering Prayer groups committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel in everyday life.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;
there are different forms of service but the same Lord;
there are different workings but the same God
who produces all of them in everyone.
I Corinthians 12:4-7