Retreats

Centering Prayer Weekends

Once each month Ruah offers a 24-hour experience of Centering Prayer practice beginning Friday evening. We design these weekends primarily for those who already maintain a regular meditation practice, as well as for those who are sensing a call to develop such a regular practice. If you have never heard of Centering Prayer or are just looking for an introduction to the method, we will offer at various times introductory workshops to do just that.  Check this website periodically for new dates and information about introductory events. Contact Contemplative Network – Houston Area Centering Prayer, the local hub for information about Centering Prayer resources and events including introductory workshops, discussions, books, CDs and DVDs, and a list of Centering Prayer resource groups in Houston.

Centering Prayer Intensive Retreats

We offer longer Centering Prayer experiences for those who have maintained their practice for some time and are seeking to deepen their prayer and awareness of union with the Spirit of God. We call these Centering Prayer Intensive Retreats, “intensive” because several hours each day are devoted to gathering as a group in silence, consenting to the presence and action of God within each of us. Our days are balanced with leisure, gentle exercise, rest, good food and sometimes short input sessions.

2017 Centering Prayer Calendar

November 10-11
December 8-9
>> 2017 Centering Prayer Brochure

 

* If you’re new to Ruah, please be here at 4:45 p.m. on Friday to be oriented. A light supper on Friday is available to all centerers between 5:00-6:00 pm. Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat, but let us know when you register if you’ll be here for supper.

For information on Retreats click here.