Four Guidelines to Centring Prayer

Centring Prayer, sometimes called Christian meditation, is the practice of letting go.

In the late 1960’s, young people from around the world flocked to St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer Massachusetts. Always prepared to offer hospitality, the monks received the young people warmly. When asked what they were seeking, the young people often replied, “We’re looking for a path, man.” After receiving the monk’s hospitality, the young people would soon move on.

In time, the monks discovered the young people were actually looking for the nearby Buddhist monastery where meditation was practiced and taught by the monks.

The exploration of the young people at this time set three brothers on their own journey of discovery. William Meninger, Basil Pennington and Thomas Keating worked to uncover the long tradition of meditation within the Christian faith. Their discovery and sharing of this once-neglected tradition of prayer has been a gift to us all.

Please click on the button below to download a pdf brochure with a guided path to quieten down find stillness everywhere, be grounded in what is and nurture inner peace.