The Contemplative Dimension of the Twelve Steps
With Thomas Keating
In this video series Thomas Keating speaks with a group of people in 12-Step recovery who are interested in Centering Prayer as an 11th step practice. He teaches the method of Centering Prayer along with its conceptual background. While acknowledging that Centering Prayer is rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition, his teaching makes this practice accessible to everyone. Throughout the video series he relates the spiritual process one experiences with a Centering Prayer practice to the process one experiences in working the 12 steps and living a life in recovery. He notes that while Centering Prayer and the 12 Steps come from different places, they seem to reach the same conclusion: the way to true happiness, freedom, and love is a genuine, healthy dependence on God.