for facilitators

Nebraska Contemplative Outreach Centering Prayer Group Facilitators, please contact us if you would like to borrow any of these booklets, books, CD’s, or DVD’s for use at your Centering Prayer group meetings. Please contact Marla Fletcher at greenlifelnk@yahoo.com.  Thank you.


CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE PROGRAM BOOKLETS

The Contemplative Life Program (CLP) booklets were developed by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. to explore how to be a practicing contemplative, abiding in the presence of God in the midst of ordinary life and to live and embody the contemplative dimension of the Gospel.  Booklets contain brief readings (reflections) and Scripture passages.  Nebraska Contemplative Outreach Centering Prayer groups may want to incorporate readings from these booklets as part of their ongoing education at their Centering Prayer group meetings.

CLP #1    ACTIVE PRAYER  (Pray without ceasing)

CLP #2    THE PRACTICE OF ATTENTION/INTENTION  (The one thing needed)

CLP #3    CENTERING PRAYER  (A prayer of consent, A prayer in secret, A prayer of surrender)

CLP #4    CONTEMPLATIVE SERVICE  (Prayer in action)

CLP #5    DISCERNMENT AS A CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE

CLP #6    DISCIPLINE OF PRAYER  (Intimacy with God)

CLP #7    FAITH:  AN ADVENT COMPANION  (A Journey into Faith)

CLP #8    FORGIVENESS  (Growth in love)

CLP #9    HOSPITALITY  (The dance between Guest and Host)

CLP #10    LECTIO DIVINA  (The ancient practice of praying the Scriptures)

CLP #11    THE PASCHAL MYSTERY  (A Journey into Redemption and Grace)

CLP #12    SILENCE & SOLITUDE  (Wherein wisdom dwells)

CLP #13    SIMPLICITY  (Let your eye be single)

CLP #14    SPIRITUALITY OF MONEY  (In God we trust)

CLP #15    WELCOMING PRAYER  (Focus & Sink Into, Welcome, Let go)

CLP #16    COMMUNITY  (Oneness in Contemplation)

CLP #17    CENTERING PRAYER:  THE PRAYER OF CONSENT


THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

We have The Spiritual Journey series on DVD and the transcripts.

Prologue:
The Method of Centering Prayer
The Psychological Experience of Centering Prayer

Part 1:  Developing Centering Prayer
0.Introduction:  Attitudes toward God
1.Prayer as Relating to God
2.Four Levels of Scriptural Experience
3.Toward Resting in God
4.Centering Prayer as Method
5.Progress in Centering Prayer

Part 2:  Model of the Human Condition
6.The Human Condition:  The Evolutionary Model
7.Formation of the Homemade Self:  The Existential Model
8.The Pre-rational Energy Centers
9.Frustrations Caused by the Emotional Programs
10.Dismantling the Emotional Programs (Mythical Membership Motivation)
11.The False Self in Action

Part 3:  Paradigms of the Spiritual Journey
12.The Four Consents
13.The Human Condition:  The Philosophical Model
14.Anthony as a Paradigm of the Spiritual Journey
15.Liberation from the False-Self System
16.Liberation from Cultural Conditioning
17.Spirituality in Everyday Life

Part 4:  Contemplation:  The Divine Therapy
18.Night of Sense:  The Biblical Desert
19.Night of Spirit:  Toward Transformation
20.The Beatitudes:  Healing the Emotional Programs
21.The Spiritual Senses
22.What Contemplation is Not
23.From Contemplation to Action

Part 5:  Divine Love:  The Heart of the Christian Spiritual Journey (2002)
24.The Most Excellent Path
25.The Divine Banquet and Dance
26.Prayer in Secret:  Matthew 6:6
27.What is Divine Therapy?
28.Contemplative Outreach:  A Response to the Divine Invitation


SIX CONTINUING SESSIONS TO THE INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

We have the Six Continuing Sessions on DVD and the transcripts.

Session 1:  Prayer in Secret (Scriptural roots of Centering Prayer – Mt. 6:6; Our relationship with God; What do we pray for in private?; Who is called to contemplative prayer?)

Session 2:  The Discipline of Centering Prayer  (Basic essentials of the discipline; Five misconceived goals; The “three tracks” of Centering Prayer)

Session 3: What Centering Prayer is Not, What it Is  (Seven things Centering Prayer is not; What Centering Prayer is)

Session 4: The Basic Principles of Centering Prayer  (Overview of the four guidelines of Centering Prayer; The four levels of awareness of our Being)

Session 5: The Method of Centering Prayer, Part I  (Further clarifications on Centering Prayer; The unloading of the unconscious mind; An explanation of the false-self value system)

Session 6: The Method of Centering Prayer, Part II (Three theological principles of Centering Prayer; Transformation; Entrance into deeper, fuller life)


Additional Resources

32.  THE PRACTICES THAT BRING THE FRUITS OF CENTERING PRAYER INTO DAILY LIFE – 2000  (DVD) – (1) Contemplative Intention/Attention Practice;   (2) Lectio Divina Practice;  (3) The Prayer of Forgiveness;  (4) Welcoming Prayer Practice

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35.    TRANSFORMATIVE LISTENING: Whose Voice Are We Listening To? –  (2006 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Mo.)  Dimensions of Listening – Abbot Joseph Boyle 30 min.;  Consequences of Listening – Fr. Thomas Keating 18 min.;  Panel – Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, Boyle, Keating – 23 min. (DVD)

36.   THE FORGIVENESS PRAYER PRACTICE – guided by Father Carl J. Arico  (CD – Track 1 – 20 minutes  of Centering Prayer,  Track 2 – The Forgiveness Prayer)

37.   LIVING WITH THE PASCHAL MYSTERY:  Hope and Redemption – 2007 by Fr. Thomas Keating – (CD 1 –70 min., CD 2 – 80 min.; DVD 1 – 70 min., DVD 2 – 105 min.)

38.   LIVING LIFE WITH EXTRAORDINARY LOVE  – 2004 Annual Conference  Day of Enrichment  (CD Part One – by Fr. Thomas Keating;  CD Part Two – by Sr. Mary Margaret Funk;  CD Part Three – by Fr. Thomas Keating, St. Mary Margaret Funk)

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41.   A TASE OF BEAUTY, TRUTH AND GOODNESS – 2007 Annual Conference – Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Richard Rohr (89 min. – DVD)

42.    CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER – Traditional Christian Meditations for Opening to Divine Union – 2005 by Thomas Keating (3 CD’s, total length 3 hrs. 53 min.)

43.   THE GIFT OF CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER – National Catholic Reporter podcast – Tom Fox interviews Thomas Keating, December 2007 – Episode 1: Rediscovering the tradition (17 min.), Episode 2: Consenting to the invitation to transformation (16 min.), Episode 3: Encountering silence (19 min.), Episode 4: The need for renewal (19 min.) – (CD 68 min.)

44.  THE HEAING OF THE HUMAN CONDITION – 2001 by Thomas Keating – “Attitudes Towards God”  (17 min.); “Experience of God in Contemplative Prayer”  (14 min.); “Developing a Relationship with God”  (10 min.); “The Inner Room” (12 min.) – (CD total 53 min.)

45.  TRANSFORMATION IN CHRIST:  The Wisdom of St. John of the Cross – 2001 six talks by Ralph Martin (6 CD set, about 60+ min. on each disc)

46.  HOLINESS IN EVERYDAY LIVE:  The Wisdom of Francis de Sales – 2002 five talks by Ralph Martin (5 CD set, about 60+ min. on each disc)

47.  UNION WITH GOD:  Learning from Teresa of Avila – 2003 five talks by Ralph Martin (4 CD set, about 60+ min. on each disc)

48.  GROWING IN LOVE:  The stages of Spiritual Growth According to St. Catherine of Siena – 2003 six talks by Ralph Martin (6 CD set, about 60+ min. on each disc)

49.    ONENESS & THE HEART OF THE WORLD – Fr. Thomas Keating, May 2, 2008 (on CD and DVD – 35 min.

50.    ONENESS: UNITY IN CONTEMPLATION – Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Laurence Freeman – Highlights from the 2008 Contemplative Outreach Enrichment Weekend (DVD 91 min.)

51.    REACHING OUT TO THE WORLD – by Contemplative Outreach (DVD 7 min.)

52.    UNITY IN CONTEMPLATION – Talks on the Spiritual Journey with Thomas Keating – 2009 (DVD1 –  Talk One: The Divine Economy, 69 min.;  Talk Two: The Christian Contemplative Journey Part 1-The Symbol of the Cross, 31 min.  DVD2 – Talk Two: The Christian Contemplative Journey Part 2-The School of love, 39 min.; Talk Three: Q&A with Betty Sue Flowers, Ph.D., 59 min.

53.    LIVING THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE, also homily/sermon – by Thomas Keating at 2005 Annual Conference, Austin, TX (DVD 68 min.)

54.    WISDOM OF FATHER BASIL PENNINGTON – Day of Prayer with Father Carl Arico – 2008 (3 CD set)

55.    DIVINE COMPASSION – Day of Prayer by Fr. Carl Arico – 2009 (2 CD set)

56.    CENTERING PRAYER, A TRAINING COURSE FOR OPENING TO THE PRESENCE OF GOD – with Thomas Keating, Carl Arico, and Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler – 2009 (package contains 6 DVDs – 7.5 hrs., 2 CDs – 1.75 hrs., 91 page workbook, 25 prayer cards)

57.    HEARTFULNESS:  TRANSFORMATION IN CHRIST – with Thomas Keating and Betty Sue Flowers – 2009 (package contains 3 DVDs – 3 hrs., 144 page guidebook, 10 reflection cards)

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59.    INVITATION FROM GOD – Thomas Keating conversing with Marie Louise Lefevre, a Danish film director – 2010 (DVD with booklet)

60.    CONTEMPLATIVE VISION: AWAKENING TO BEAUTY, TRUTH, AND GOODNESS -Presentations from the 2007 Contemplative Outreach Enrichment Weekend, Houston, TX with Fr. Keating and Fr. Richard Rohr OFM (4 DVDs – 4.3 hrs.)

61.    CONTEMPLATIVE (CENTERING) MEDITATION AND THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING by Fr. William Meninger, OSCO – 2003 (3 DVD’s – 4.25 hrs.)

62.    FATHER THOMAS KEATING:  The Contemplative Life – 2005 (DVD – 43 min.)

63.    A CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT WITH FR. M. BASIL PENNINGTON, OSCO -1991 (3 DVD’s – 3 hrs.)

64.    TRANSFORMATION AND CENTERING PRAYER:  New Paths in Science, Education and Spirituality – 2011 (3 CD set – 63 min.; 63 min.; 80 min.)

65.    A TRANSFORMED LIFE – 2011 Sr. Maria Tasto, OSB (3 DVD set with Guidebook for 6 conferences 41 to 46 min. each)

66.    CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY REVISITED – 2012 Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Micah Schonberger (68 min. DVD)

67.    MINI RETREAT ”Levels of Listening in Prayer” and “The Monk in Each of Us and How We Live It in Daily Life” – 2006 Abbot Joseph Boyle (2 DVD set)

68.    GOD IS ALL IN ALL – 2012 Fr. Thomas Keating, Abbot Joseph Boyle, and David Frenette (2 DVD set)

69.    INNER ROOM – 2005 (CD) Taize music with scripture readings by Fr. Thomas Keating

70.    THE GIFT OF LIFE, Death & Dying, Life & Living – 2013 Thomas Keating with Carl Arico (2 DVD set with guidebook, 2 hours 20 min.)

71.    HEALING OUR VIOLENCE through the Journey of Centering Prayer – 2002 Richard Rohr and Thomas Keating (6 CD set, 7 hours approx.)

72.    FR. CARL ARICO Contemplative Prayer Lecture Tour Ireland 2012 – (1) Extending the Fruits of Centering Prayer into Daily Life, (2) Lectio Divina & Centering Prayer, (3) Centering Prayer Our want of Intimacy with God, (4) Centering Prayer, (5) Contemplative Freedom, (6) The Forgiveness Prayer  (6 CD set, 6 hours approx.)

73.    THE CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY Volume One – 1997 Thomas Keating (12 CD set and study guide)

74.    THE CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY Volume Two – 1997 Thomas Keating (12 CD set and study guide)

75.    THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT – 2003 Thomas Keating (2 DVD’s)

76.    THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING – 2006 Thomas Keating and Fr. William Meninger (2 DVD’s)

77.    CENTERED IN THE LOGOS – THE SACRED WORD OF GOD – 2010 David Frenette (2 DVD’s)

78.    TRANSFORMING OBSTACLES ON THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY – 2011 David Frenette (2 DVD’s)

79.    THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING REVISITED:  CENTERING PRAYER AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF NON-DUAL CONSCIOUSNESS – 2013 Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault (3 DVD’s)

80.    FALLING INTO THE HANDS OF GOD – 2014 Thomas Keating (DVD 58 min.; Contemplative Outreach 30 Years of Grace 10 min.; Fireside Chat with Thomas Keating and Carl Arico 22 min.)

81.    THOMAS KEATING:  A RISING TIDE OF SILENCE – 2014 (DVD 75 min.) biographical documentary about Thomas Keating’s life.

82.    CENTERING PRAYER MEDITATIONS Effortless Contemplation to Deepen Your Experience of God – 2014 David Frenette (3 CD set, 3 hr. 29 min.)

83.    METAPHORS from evolution and the cosmos and relating them to our spiritual journey and prayer life. – 2010 (2 DVD set) – Abbot Joseph Boyle & Bob Mischke.

84.    MUTUAL INDWELLING:  Remaining on the Vine – 2015 (3 DVD set) – Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM.

85.    THE THEORY OF DISCERNMENT, Lectio and Seven Ceaseless Prayer Practices – 2014 (3 DVD set) – Mary Margaret Funk, OSB.

86.     THE SPIRITUALITY OF HEALING, Seven Steps to Becoming a Healing Presence – 2014 (5 DVD set) – Dr. James Finley

87.    THE MYSTERY OF GOD – 2015 United in Prayer Day (DVD 16 min.)

88.    CENTERING PRAYER – A WAY OF LIFE, Words, Embodiment, Thoughts, The Present Moment, Response to Sharing – 2016 (5 DVD’s, 22 min. to 35 min. each) – Fr. Arico

89.    CRISIS OF FAITH, by  Thomas Keating,  127 pages

90.     INVITATION TO LOVE, by  Thomas Keating, 151 pages

91.     THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST,  by Thomas Keating, 129 pages

92.     REAWAKENINGS, by Thomas Keating, 131 pages

93.     TOO DEEP FOR WORDS- REDISCOVERING LECTIO DIVINA,  by Thelma Hall, 110 pages

94.     THE LOVING SEARCH FOR GOD, by  William Meninger, 134 pages

95.      THE THOMAS KEATING READER –  Selected Writings from the Contemplative Outreach Newsletter

96.     THE BETTER PART,  by Thomas Keating