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Welcome to Contemplative Outreach of New Mexico.  Our primary purpose is to teach the method of centering prayer and to offer practices that bring its fruits into daily life. 

We help individuals and groups establish a centering prayer practice by offering centering prayer workshops, prayer days and retreats and formation programs.  Our programs are designed to present the richness of the Christian contemplative heritage in an updated and accessible format.

"We open our awareness to the Ultimate Mystery whom we know by faith is within us, closer than breathing, closer then thinking, closer than choosing--closer than consciousness itself.  The Ultimate Mystery is the ground in which our being is rooted, the source from whom our life emerges at every moment." 

Thomas Keating

Centering Prayer is drawn from ancient prayer practices of the Christian Contemplative heritage, notably the Father and Mothers of the Desert the monastic practice of Lectio Divina, The Cloud of Unknowing, John of the Cross and Therese of Avila. It was distilled into a simple method of prayer in the 1970's by three Trappist monks, Thomas Keating, Basil Pennington and William Meninger.

Coordinator: Denise Tierney 505-328-8300
Team Members    
Former coordinator: Susan Rush  (Santa Fe) 505-930-1777  
Team Member: Jim Bailey ( Santa Fe)    
Team Member: Sally LaFaver (Albuquerque)    
Team Member: Rose Martin (Los Alamos)    

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Contemplative Outreach of New Mexico
Denise Tierney - Coordinator
Contemplative Outreach of New Mexico is under the guidance of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., a world wide spiritual network. Contemplative Outreach was established to bring this ancient prayer practice out of the monastic milieu to those in our contemporary society.

This page last updated 06/10/2015

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