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Centering Prayer – Introductory Program

Sun, 18 Feb 2018
1 days
Pacific West Coast US

Mercy Center Burlingame

2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA , CA
United States
Phone: 650.340.7474
Fax: 650.340.1299
California US
Contact Name: 
Cristina Esguerra
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Centering Prayer Introductory Series

Sundays:  February 18, 2018; 1-5 pm, February 25 and March 4 & 11; 1-4 pm

Cost:  $85 for the series of four sessions (First Session only, $40)

“Be still and know that I am God.”

Are you feeling a desire to deepen your prayer or to learn about the Christian contemplative path?

Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to more fully receive the gift of God’s presence.  This is traditionally called contemplative prayer.  Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart – our whole being – to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions.  Centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer – verbal, mental, or affective prayer – into a receptive prayer of resting in God.  It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God.

This introduction to Centering Prayer includes both instruction and group practice in a method that fosters contemplative prayer.    


Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love.  As a scientist, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.

Marty Badgett is an Oblate of the Camaldoli Benedictine Community. He has co-led extended Centering Prayer retreats for many years, and hosted many one-day Contemplative Prayer days at Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley.

To register for this program, please go to or call 650-340-7474.