Centering Prayer

Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God


Centering Prayer is meant to enrich and complement other forms of prayer, not exclude or replace them. We invite you to join us to explore and learn more about Centering Prayer, to experience in community this contemplative practice, and to join in brief conversations about readings on contemplative practice. Newcomers are welcome at all gatherings of Centering Prayer.

The Cathedral Centering Prayer groups gather weekly year round with a simple format that includes reading an excerpt from the writings of various authors, brief conversation around the reading, and a twenty minute silent sit.

Centering Prayer Schedule:
Christ Church Cathedral Centering Prayer groups meet weekly year round as follows:

Sunday 9:45 a.m. in the Annex – Contact: Laura Copeland, (615) 500.4683
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice, by Cynthia Bourgeault.
(Please note, during the summer, Sunday Centering Prayer meets in Atrium 4 at 9:15 a.m. for 20 minutes of sacred silence.  Atrium 4 is the last classroom on the left past Cheek Hall.)

Tuesday 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel – Contact: Mimi Shimmin, (615) 381-3393.
Consolations, by David White.

Thursday 12:15 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. in Atrium 4, Lower Level – Contact: Debbie Webster, (615) 618-9565.
Listening for the Heartbeat of God, by J. Philip Newell.

Centering Prayer Resource Links

Contemplative Outreach of Middle Tennessee

Contemplative Outreach, International

St. Mary’s Sewanee Center for Spiritual Development – Centering Prayer Retreats