Theresa of Avila says the transforming union might be likened to the transformation of a worm into a butterfly. The life of a butterfly totally transcends that of a worm, but the worm contributes to the process by weaving its own cocoon. By the regular practice of contemplative prayer and by dismantling the emotional programs for happiness, we too weave our cocoon, die to the false-self system, and await the moment of resurrection.

Thomas Keating, The Mystery of Christ

Contemplative Outreach of Westchester is truly grateful to launch our new website. We are glad you found our page. Look around for resources to help you along your spiritual journey.  We practice Centering Prayer and hope you will join us.

…Members of the Westchester NY Chapter of Contemplative Outreach


Opportunities to Learn or Refresh your Centering Prayer Practice

Introduction to Centering Prayer for Those in a 12-Step Program, First Saturday of each month, May through September 2024, noon to 2:30 pm, online. These workshops, tailored to the 12-Step Community, are free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link on the Friday before the Saturday workshop. Register by May 2 for the May workshop.


Join a Monthly Virtual Mini-Intensive Retreat. First Saturdays, 8 am to 9:15 am. Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of New Jersey. Two 25-minute prayer times separated by time for an optional meditative walk, followed by Lectio Divina with Guidelines for Christian Living by Father Thomas Keating. Registration is not required. The link to join is the same for each session. Dial by your location:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York).

Upcoming Events

Registration is not required for our monthly Zoom events. Please contact us to request a link for an upcoming event.

June 8, 2024
Come Away and Rest by Yourselves for a While with Fr. Peter Bannan

Featured Resources

Recording of Janet Corso’s presentation on Spirituality of Aging.

Recording of Fr. Bill’s Sheehan’s presentation on Teachings & Principles of St. Ignatius

Programs and events sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of New Jersey

Podcast: Opening Minds, Opening Hearts

12 Step Contemplative Outreach

The Meditation Chapel

Younger Contemplatives