Contemplative Outreach Philippines



Rm 211, 2nd Floor, St. John Bosco Parish Center

St. John Bosco Church Compound, Makati City

Office Hours:

Tuesdays to Saturdays

   8:00am to 12:00nn

   1:00pm to 5:00pm

Email Address:

Telephone Number:

(+632) 501-52-31


Only the Divine matters
And because the Divine matters,
Everything matters.

Thomas Keating





Now Available for Individuals or Groups

Offered in partnership with Spirituality & Practice, two online courses are now available anytime, anywhere you have email and internet access.

Lectio Divina

This online retreat focuses on learning the method of Lectio Divina and incorporating this contemplative way of praying the Scriptures into your daily practice.

Click here for more information or to register for the Lectio Divina on demand course.



A Growth in Love

This online retreat focuses on learning and practicing the Prayer of Forgiveness in various relationships and life events.

Click here for more information or to register for the Forgiveness on-demand course.


The Contemplative Life Program is an in-home, self-directed program for those who wish to integrate practice, devotion, contemplative values and dispositions into their every day life.

One may participate from year-long subscriptions (seven booklet packages) or by purchasing individual booklets.

Read more about the program on the website at

Scholarships are available by emailing:


Two new ways to learn the method of Centering Prayer: In-home package & Online course

Centering Prayer:

A training course for opening to the presence of God

Contemplative Outreach and Sounds True are pleased to present the first complete home study course in learning Centering Prayer, the silent Christian prayer practice for consenting to the presence and action of the Divine Indwelling. Based on Matthew 6:6, as well as the teachings from the 14th-century text The Cloud of Unknowing, John of the Cross and others, Centering Prayer is a method that renews the contemplative Christian tradition of silence, solitude and simplicity in opening and deepening one’s relationship with God.

This new training course is useful for those who cannot attend an Introduction to Centering Prayer in person, or for those who would like to refresh their prayer practice. The course includes more than nine hours of guidance and teachings on CD and DVD from Fr. Thomas Keating, Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Fr. Carl Arico.

The package contains: 6 DVDs (7 hours, 36 minutes), 2 CDs (1 hour, 45 minutes), 1 Study Guide (91 pages). Currently on sale for $90. Order online.

Also available as a Sounds True online course starting January 20, 2010.

This online course includes all the content of the above Centering Prayer package, and, additionally, three live teleconference with Fr. Thomas, Gail and Fr. Carl, as well as community forums and a mentorship option. For more information, click on the banner above.

Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ
with Thomas Keating and Betty Sue Flowers
a DVD/Audio Series on the Spiritual Journey

We are very pleased to announce that the Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ DVD/CD interview series with Fr. Thomas and Dr. Betty Sue Flowers is now available.

For over 25 years Contemplative Outreach has been dedicated to transmitting the living tradition of the contemplative Christian heritage through the teachings of Father Thomas Keating, Centering Prayer and through programs and offerings that support contemplation in ordinary life. Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ condenses the accumulated wisdom of Fr. Thomas' many years of teaching and practice into nine essential areas for study, reflection and spiritual growth for our time.

Fr. Thomas guides the viewer toward a profound understanding of the contemplative dimension of the Gospel and its extraordinary implications and applications for personal freedom and global peace. He explains that the inherent human quest for happiness is itself the greatest proof of God's existence.

Order online.


Resources for the Practice of Forgiveness

Forgiveness: Growth in Love praxis booklet and CD audio recording of the Forgiveness Prayer practice. This booklet contains daily readings, scripture passages, beautiful images and suggested daily practices or meditations. The companion audio CD includes a timed 20 period for Centering Prayer and a guided meditation of the Forgiveness Prayer practice, narrated by Fr. Carl Arico. $25 USD.

The Process of Forgiveness, by Fr. William Meninger, is an exploration of the most complex but necessary facet of spiritual life--forgiveness. $16.95 USD.

The Practices that bring the Fruits of Centering Prayer into Daily Life DVD.  There are many practices that help translate the effects of Centering Prayer into daily life. Four of these practices - Attention/intention; Lectio Divina; The Prayer of Forgiveness and The Welcoming Prayer - are included in this set of 4 DVDs. Set Includes: - Contemplative Service: Intention/Attention Practice with David Frenette, 34 min. - Lectio Divina Practice with Fr. Carl Arico, 32 min. - The Prayer of Forgiveness with Sr. Bernadette Teasdale, 32 min. - The Welcoming Prayer - The Human Condition with Sr. Bernadette Teasdale, 23 min. - The Welcoming Prayer Practice with Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, 33 min. $59.00 USD. Also available on CD and VHS.

These titles, and more, are available in the
online bookstore.  Type 'forgiveness' into the bookstore search field.


Source: e-News Bulletin, March 19, 2009