July/August 2024

Summer is upon us. We celebrated Summer Solstice 2024 on June 20. In New Mexico it is hot and dry, with a few thunderstorms visiting us infrequently. On May 11th CONM held a day of Centering Prayer in Santa Fe, NM. About 30 from our centering prayer community were in attendance. The theme for the day was “Unearthing the Divine in all.” Allow me to share a quote from that day;  

God is a great underground river that no one can dam up and no one can stop.”  

Meister Eckhart


Our next “in person” day of prayer will be on August 24, 2024 in Albuquerque. See the events page for more information. 

Since COVID began in 2020 CONM has offered Centering Prayer over zoom each Wednesday Evening at 5 p.m. mountain time. We have been blessed to form a “zoom” community. Each week about 25 folks gather for a 20 minute sit. Our online community gathers from all parts of NM, as well as from Colorado, Utah, Texas, Arizona and Virginia. A link is sent out each week. If you would like to receive the link send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A few “in person” Centering Prayer groups are scattered around the state, in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe. Visit our “prayer groups” page for more information. If you would like to start a Centering Prayer group in your community contact us for assistance.

During the Summer and Fall months Santa Fe will have an outside Centering Prayer gathering every other week. This gathering is held at the Santa Fe Water History Park at 1209 Upper Canyon Road. Scheduled sits are at 2 p.m. every other Monday. The current schedule is as follows; July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 9, September 23, September 30 and October 7. (weather permitting) For more information email Jim Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As we sit with our Centering Prayer practice each day may we listen for the sound of peace and solidarity in our world. It is possible. 

Denise Tierney for Contemplative Outreach NM

“If one completes the journey to one’s own heart, one will find oneself in the heart of everyone else.”   Father Thomas Keating


 silence solidarity


Donations are always welcome and assist us with operating expenses.

 Check or money order can be sent to:

 Contemplative Outreach of NM (CONM)

 606 Vista Este NE

 Rio Rancho, NM 87124
































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.

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