Sharing from the Heart about Centering Prayer
By Margie (10 minutes)
The Spiritual Journey Video Series
by Thomas Keating - Free on YouTube
The YouTube playlist is a compilation of the lectures and presentations made by Abbot Thomas Keating, OCSO, in his lecture series titled "The Spiritual Journey," including his short talks and interviews. The series embodies the foundation and focus of his spiritual teaching, which is the spiritual journey that is to be undertaken by every individual human being. Click here to go to the YouTube site.
We have a library of books, DVDs and CDs available for loan to Centering Prayer groups and individuals. The books have been cataloged using Goodreads,
DVDs and CDs are cataloged in Libib: Click here for a list of CDs and DVDs.
Resources can be borrowed, returned, and purchased at our Centering Prayer events, such as, the monthly Mornings of Prayer. Resources can also be returned via media mail to COHI c/o Carol Alevizos, 3563A Maunalei Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816. To request a particular item contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 808-739-5288.
The Welcoming Prayer Method
The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day -- “consent-on-the-go.”
"Consent on the Go"
There are three movements of the prayer:
Feel and sink into
what you are experiencing this moment in your body.
what you are experiencing this moment in your body as an opportunity to consent to the Divine Indwelling.
Let go by saying:
“I let go of my desire for security, affection, control and embrace this moment as it is.”
Guided Welcoming Prayer Meditations
by Pululehua (20 minutes)