EVENT, GROUPS & MEETINGS
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN 11TH STEP MEETING AND A 12 STEP CENTERING PRAYER GROUP SO THAT YOU LIST YOUR MEETING OR GROUP ON THE CORRECT LIST.
11TH STEP MEDITATION MEETINGS (Click here for more info)
There is a growing interest in meditation meetings in the 12 Step communities across the country. We would like to provide a listing of the 12 Step Meetings that provide a setting for meditation by incorporating a period of Silence in the meetings. We have found these types of meetings can provide a nurturing and encouraging setting where those new to meditation can explore the benefits of this type of prayer/meditation in a group setting. We are compiling a lists of the 11th Step Meditation meetings and encourage you to add any meetings that you know about in your area to our list. You may submit 11th Step Meeting information to our listing or update a current listing.
Click Here to Learn How to Set Up a Meeting in Your Area
12 STEP CENTERING PRAYER GROUPS (Click here for more info)
What is a 12 Step CP Group? The most important thing to be clear about is that this is not a 12-step meeting (i.e. AA, Al-anon, OA, NA, SA…). A 12 Step CP group is made up of others in 12-step recovery who practice or want to practice Centering Prayer as an 11th Step practice and it is intended to help deepen our CP practice. It usually consists of a CP period, a 20 – 30 minute period of study related to CP, and sometimes a discussion about the material and the relationship to recovery. Since this is not a 12-step meeting, we are free to discuss CP openly without fear of voicing an “opinion on an outside issue.” Contemplative Outreach (CO) has used this format of small groups for many years to form a spiritual network of support for those practicing CP. Those of us in 12-step recovery also find this to be extremely important in maintaining our 11th step practice and as a way to encourage others or introduce others to the practice. You may submit your 12 Step Centering Prayer Group to the listing.
Click Here to Learn How to Set Up a Group in Your Area
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12 Step Outreach Spring Spirituality Series
April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 8, 2021
Join us for a FREE four-part online series featuring the practices and teachings of Thomas Keating and Contemplative Outreach.
Our primary purpose is to support one another in the process of spiritual transformation through the practice of Centering Prayer and the companion practice of the Welcoming Prayer. Thomas Keating’s teachings on the Human Condition and Divine Therapy help us to better understand the importance of these daily practices in our recovery programs. Whether you’ve been in recovery for a long time or are just beginning, you may find greater emotional sobriety and healing from the wounds of a lifetime as you deepen your 11th Step practice.
Session One: The Human Condition and the First Two Steps Workshop
Presenter – Joelle M (from St. Louis)
March 18th, 7 pm to 8:30 pm CST
Session Two: 12 Step Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop
Presenters – JoAnn S (from St. Louis) and Joe M (from St. Louis)
March 25, 7 pm CST to 8:30 pm CST
Session Three: Divine Therapy Workshop, “Becoming entirely ready” …
to let go and let God
Presenter – Jenny A (from Colorado)
April 1, 7 pm CST to 8:30 pm CST
Session Four: The 12 Step Welcoming Prayer Workshop
Presenters – Jim M (from St. Louis) and Dave D (from Arizona)
April 8, 7 pm CST to 8:30 pm CST
We hope to form an ongoing weekly Practice Group at the end of the series, so those who wish to establish a Welcoming Prayer practice and experienced practitioners can meet together via Zoom in support of the practice.
REGISTER NOW at www.cp12stepoutreach.org to receive the zoom link and a weekly reminder by email. You are welcome to attend part or all of the series.
Donations are appreciated, but not required. All funds will go to 12 Step Outreach in support of our mission to pass on the teachings of Centering Prayer to others in recovery. Thank you! Hope to see you at the Spring Series.
NOTE: An Admin will review your submission before it is added to the calendar.