What is Centering Prayer?

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of Christian silent prayer which deepens our relationship with God, the Indwelling Presence…  a prayer in which we can experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.

Our Vision

Our Vision: Engaging with people committed to practicing Centering Prayer and living a contemplative life.

Contemplative Outreach of Indianapolis supports existing Centering Prayer Circles and encourages the formation of new circles by providing programs on Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices derived from a range of mystical writers.

Saturday Prayer Circles

  • Second Saturday Prayer Circle on Zoom, 9:00-10:00 am EST
    • Check-in with one another, 20 minutes of Centering Prayer, 30 minutes of lectio/visio divina
  • Fourth Saturday Prayer Circle, Hybrid, 9:00p-10:45 am EST
    • Check-in with one another, 20 minutes of Centering Prayer
    • Contemplative living program

Use this Zoom link to access the meetings.

5-Day Centering Prayer Retreat

Contemplative Outreach of Indianapolis will offer a 5-Day Intensive Centering Prayer October 18 to October 22, 2023. For more information and to register, see our flyer.

Contemplative Nature Walk

Contemplative Nature Walk September 23 at Broad Ripple Park

Join us on our 4th Saturday in September for a contemplative nature walk on the fall equinox. We’ll meet at Broad Ripple Park (see map) to walk contemplatively, and then we’ll gather to share our experience. See flyer for tips on how to do a contemplative nature walk.

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe me.”

Look what happens with a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

(Hafiz, 14th century Sufi poet).