Contemplative Outreach Northwest


Through the practices of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, and Welcoming Prayer, we bring the contemplative dimension of the Gospel into everyday life.

Centering Prayer, as developed by Thomas Keating, William Menninger, and Basil Pennington, is a receptive form of silent prayer or meditation. Centering Prayer is the heart of what we do.

Lectio Divina (“divine reading”) and Welcoming Prayer (a method of consent to God’s presence) are companion practices that help to enrich our connection to the Divine.

Contemplative Outreach Northwest nourishes Centering Prayer in the Northwest by providing workshops, retreats, and ongoing support for individuals and prayer groups.