The official website of Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Instructions on Method of Centering Prayer on Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Vision, Theological Principles and Administrative Principles of Contemplative Outreach

Instructions on Welcoming Prayer on Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Are you interested in reading more contemplative texts? Visit the Contemplative Outreach Bookstore.

A list of Centering Prayer E-Book titles by Thomas Keating and others (pdf)

To see online contemplative texts, visit the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. There, you will find texts such as...

The Cloud of Unknowing
Mysticism, by Evelyn Underhill
The Way of Perfection, by Teresa of Avila
The Interior Castle, by Teresa of Avila
The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence
The Conferences of John Cassian
The Ascent of Mount Carmel, by St. John of the Cross
The Dark Night of the Soul, by St. John of the Cross
and many more.... see the page titled Mysticism for a listing of sources provided on Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

Mp3 versions of some of these texts can also be found on these pages. also carries mp3's for a few of these as well.

Center for Action and Contemplation: Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr responds to the need for the integration of both action and contemplation. Among the rich resources available from CAC is the Daily Meditations, which arrive daily in your e-inbox.

Cynthia Bourgeault: A modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, internationally acclaimed retreat leader and founding director of an international network of Wisdom Schools, Bourgeault writes a blog, offers a variety of e-courses, videos and podcasts.

Spirituality and Practice: Resources for Spiritual Journeys
Meet new spiritual teachers, explore topics through curated content, find out about programs for your spiritual life. This site offers a Spiritual Practice of the Day, delivering wisdom from the world’s spiritual traditions; also e-courses, webinars, practice groups, and an e-newsletter, with links to new content and news.

Fr. Vincent Pizzuto: Episcopal priest Pizzuto, serves a vibrant contemplative community in Inverness, CA; and leads weekly teachings and meditations on his most recent book, Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life. Pizzuto seeks to bring his readers into a lived realization of their “deification”—that the Incarnation has made mystics of us all. He offers a blog and also online courses.

Local Links:

Click the following titles to see the websites of other Contemplative Outreach Local Chapters in Iowa and adjoining states:

Spiritual Directors 

Contemplative Outreach of Northeast Iowa

Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis (Missouri)

Contemplative Outreach of Southeast Wisconsin

Contemplative Outreach of Nebraska