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2022 & 2023

Centering prayer Summit Recordings

Bringing you the wisdom of great teachers!

We are now offering ALL 18 presentations from both our 2022 and 2023 Centering Prayer Summits!

Learn from Top Teachers!

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Contemplative Teachers


Recorded Teachings

Keynote Speakers

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Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault is a modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader. She divides her time between solitude at her seaside hermitage and a demanding schedule traveling globally to spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom paths. She is a faculty member emeritus of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the founding director of an international network of Wisdom schools, uniting classic Christian mystical and monastic teaching with contemporary practices of mindfulness and embodied presence.

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Ted Jones

Ted Jones is the nephew of the late Father Thomas Keating, and he was present at Father Thomas's bedside for much of the last month of his life.

Ted is a teacher of Buddhist Insight Meditation.

Featured Speakers

David Frenette

Mary Dwyer

Mary Dwyer is a long-time student of Fr. Thomas Keating & has been practicing Centering Prayer since the 1980s. She now devotes her time between private practice & giving retreats & workshops throughout the US & internationally.

Nhien Voung

Nhien Vuong

Founder of Evolving Enneagram, Reverend Nhien Vuong, J.D., M.Div., (she/her/hers) is a contemplative Enneagram counselor, consultant, and global community builder.

Jana Rentzel

Adam Bucko

Father Adam Bucko has been a committed voice in the movement for the renewal of Christian Contemplative Spirituality and the growing New Monastic movement. He has taught engaged contemplative spirituality in Europe and the United States.

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Phileena Nikole

Phileena Nikole is author of the provocative theological narrative, Pilgrimage of Soul and the contemplative classic Mindful Silence. She is a trauma-informed spiritual director and teacher of integrated contemplative spirituality.

Colleen Mae

Colleen Mae

Colleen Thomas is a Spiritual Director and Television Producer with an MA in Theology and Art from Fuller Theological Seminary. Based in Los Angeles, she is founder & curator of Soul Care LA.

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Fr. Carl Arico

Fr. Carl J. Arico is a founding member of Contemplative Outreach, and honored to have known Fr. Keating since 1969. He was present for the first intensive Centering Prayer retreat that Fr. Keating offered in 1983. Fr. Carl is author of A Taste of Silence.

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Carl Mccolman

Carl is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and internationally known speaker and teacher on mystical spirituality and contemplative living. He is an author of many books and one of the co-host of the Encountering Silence podcast.

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David Frenette

David Frenette, author of The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God, is a contemplative spiritual director, mentor for other spiritual directors, and spiritual writer.

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Dr. Jana Rentzel

Dr. Jana Rentzel is a psychologist, meditation teacher, and trained spiritual director. She has a Master’s degree in PsychoSpiritual Counseling and a PhD in Spiritual Psychology.

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Rich lewis

Rich Lewis is an author, speaker and coach who focuses on centering prayer as a means of inner transformation. He teaches centering prayer in both his local and virtual community and offers one-on-one coaching. Rich is author of Sitting with God: A Journey to Your True Self Through Centering Prayer.

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Tia Norman

Tia Norman honors the contemplative aspects of life as a meditation guide and teacher who pulls from the lineage of Christian contemplative spirituality. She serves as Pastor of The Awakenings Movement based in Houston, TX where she lives nearby with her two children.

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Jill Benet

Jill Benet has been an active member of the Centering Prayer community for over 20 years, training presenters and facilitators while leading multiple retreats and groups. She is well versed in the teachings of Advaita & is a lifelong meditator. Jill is currently completing certification as a teacher and guide as an Inner Relationship Focusing Professional.

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Hosted By

Closer Than Breath

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Keith Kristich

Founder of Closer Than Breath

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Director of Contemplative Experience

2022 Keynote by

Cynthia Bourgeault and Ted Jones

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The Evolving Consciousness of Thomas Keating

2023 Keynote by

Cynthia Bourgeault

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Did Thomas Keating Outgrow Christianity?

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Is this a LIVE course?

No. This course is the recordings of tw0 virtual events that took place in January 2022 and 2023.

How long are the teachings?

The teachings are between 50-75 minutes long. The keynote teachings by Cynthia Bourgeault is around 1 hour and a 30 minutes.

Each teaching is different: some are PowerPoint presentations, some are more conversational and some are simply talking head teachings.

What is the structure of the teaching videos?

Each teaching is different: some are PowerPoint presentations, some are more conversational and some are simply talking head teachings.

What happens after I register?

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