Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW)
COMW, our neighboring chapter, offers additional local programs and retreats .
Pray in silence with practitioners from all over the world on this ecumenical, interfaith community.
It’s difficult to describe how profoundly connecting, expansive and intimate it is to see, hear and join in silent prayer with others from all over the world. You just have to try it.
Helpful hints: Once you register and receive the links to 1) their calendar and 2) the list of chapels, save both to your desktop. On the calendar page, you can Filter on "Affiliations": look for "Contemplative Outreach".
12 Step Outreach
We are 12 Step people who practice Centering Prayer as our 11th Step and pass it on to others in 12 Step recovery.
You can find information about workshops and retreats offered by
12 Step Outreach here and here.
Please note also a newly edited video series
of Fr. Thomas Keating speaking to a 12 Step group on retreat in Denver about the year 2000. Of special interest is Fr. Thomas' discussion about emotional sobriety and the relationship between Bill Wilson and Fr. Ed Dowling.
Centering Prayer App
The Centering Prayer mobile app supports one’s daily prayer practice.
Beautiful, elegant and peaceful, the app includes an adjustable timer, as well as opening and closing prayer options that may be read before and after Centering Prayer.
An assortment of sounds and backgrounds allow one to choose the type of environment for the prayer time. Brief instructions for learning Centering Prayer are also included.
The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation
Located in Washington, DC, Shalem offers in-depth support for contemplative living and leadership