Centering Prayer with Keith Kristich

Frenchville, PA 16836, USA

9 reviews
Apr 26 - 28, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20
Centering Prayer with Keith Kristich
Frenchville, PA 16836, USA

9 reviews

Apr 26 - 28, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

God — the source of true joy and lasting peace  — is not outside, at a distance from ourselves. God is the very origin of ourselves. Contemplatives of all traditions know that, as the author of The Cloud of Unknowing writes, "God is your being." Contemplative practice is a means of sinking into the deeper parts of ourselves and waking up to our rootedness in God as the Ground of Being.

But it can be a struggle to sit still and “just be.” The capacity to be is the mystical way of deep prayer & contemplation: resting in God beyond the activity of our mind, body & email — resting in God as the Beingness of our being, the Source of our self.

Weaving teachings from Fr. Thomas Keating, Cynthia Bourgeault, Rupert Spira, and The Cloud of Unknowing, this retreat explores how Centering Prayer opens us to God’s Being within us and the Becoming of God expressed in our daily lives.

Join this centering prayer retreat to explore:

•         God as the universal Ground of Being

•         Why oneness with God is so practical

•         Contemplation as a way of opening to our natural state of mind

•         The role of attention & “Objectless awareness” in Centering Prayer

•         Finding God as closer that breath


God’s peace and presence of God are at the source of our very selves. 


Join this retreat to explore in theory and practice!


Keith helps people slow down and reconnect with their deepest self in God.

Keith is a commissioned Presenter of Centering prayer through Contemplative Outreach, trained with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Leading contemplative prayer groups and retreats, and is a certified teacher of meditation and the Enneagram. Keith is the founder of Closer Than Breath.

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Centering Prayer with Keith Kristich
Deposit: $75

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Anawim Ministries (Bethany Retreat Center)
9 reviews
BETHANY RETREAT CENTER was established in 1982 by the Anawim Religious Community of Frenchville, Pennsylvania. It is a place apart to rest, renew and be recreated for those seeking a deeper relationship with God. Located on 140 acres of partially wooded land in the hills of Pennsylvania, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful — only 15 miles off Interstate 80.


I had a wonderful retreat. I love the experience and and learning about the labyrinth
By Ronald D for 11th Step Retreat on Jul 09, 2024
A very special place. The retreat was well organized and informative. The Bethany staff was excellent as always. They are very welcoming and provide comfortable accommodations and delicious meals. I can’t wait to return.
By Brian O for 11th Step Retreat on Jul 02, 2024
Excellent homemade food, comfortable lodging, beautiful and peaceful location. Interesting and inspiring poetry sessions with time to think, write, rest, and explore the grounds.
By Christine L for Poetry Retreat - Here, There, and Everywhere! on May 28, 2024
You just can't beat the well-kept and natural beauty of the grounds. Lots of space for groups or for private time. Great home cooked meals. Comfortable room. The poetry retreat is a sure fire way to stimulate your creativity and share with like-minded souls.
By Helen P for Poetry Retreat - Here, There, and Everywhere! on May 28, 2024
Attractive, natural surroundings, very comfortable accommodations, excellent food.
By Robert W for Centering Prayer with Keith Kristich on May 07, 2024
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