The Gift of Life: Death & Dying, Life & Living via Zoom – 12-Step Friendly

Live Zoom Interactive Experience

Four Sundays – May 16, May 23, June 6, June – 13
All meetings are from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Covid-19 has caused most of us to experience some type of loss, stress, questions of faith and possibly death of loved ones. Even without Covid-19, there is an almost universal pondering we share about suffering and death.

Join us as we explore these common and often “tabooed” subjects in a four-part Zoom meeting series. We’ll learn from videos of Fr. Thomas Keating exploring our capacity for knowing God through relationship – a relationship that evolves and changes as we move through various phases of the spiritual journey

This video series is an intimate conversation between Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Carl Arico focusing on the transformative process of death and dying as part of, rather than the end of, life’s journey.

The original title of this series of interviews with Father Thomas Keating was Death & Dying and the Unknowable God. But as the series was worked on, it was realized that while the subject is death and dying, it is really about life – hence, “The Gift of Life: Death & Dying, Life & Living“.

Registration is requested. Please send an email to (this stands for Contemplative Outreach of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky). Please provide:
1) Name (s) of participant(s)
2) Email address of participant(s)

A Zoom link to the series and a PDF Gift of Life: Death & Dying, Life & Living guidebook will be emailed to all registered participants a few days prior to the first Zoom meeting.
This event is free, with donations gratefully accepted via the donation button on this site’s menu bar.


Centering Prayer Facilitator Training – 12 Step Friendly

Live Zoom Interactive Experience

July 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Free)

A Zoom Centering Prayer Group Facilitator Training (everyone is encouraged to take this training to be empowered to share these volunteer opportunities).

This Level 1 workshop consists of fundamentals of facilitating a Centering Prayer group including:
– the spirituality of facilitating a Centering Prayer group;
– the basics of facilitating a Centering Prayer group;
– use of Zoom in Centering Prayer groups.
Included are handouts that may be useful in facilitating a Centering Prayer group.

Email to register.


Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop – 12 Step Friendly

Live Zoom Interactive Experience

September 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Free)

“Be Still and Know that I Am God”
– Psalm 46:11

Sunday, September 26, 1:00 pm – 4:30 p.m. with four-five follow-up sessions, also on Sundays (dates TBD by participants).
Introduction to the method of Centering Prayer with two practice meditations and Q & A.

Centering Prayer is meant to facilitate the movement into contemplation, or what Gregory the Great referred to as resting in God. In Open Mind, Open Heart, Fr. Thomas says, “The fundamental purpose of Centering Prayer … is to contribute to bringing the
knowledge and experience of God’s love into the general consciousness of the human family.” We sometimes think of prayer as words we express to a God who is “out there,” and often don’t recognize that God is present to us in our inmost being, with every
breath we take, every beat of our heart, every thought, feeling, in all the activities of our daily life. The knowledge and experience of God’s love in this prayer move us closer to becoming who God created us to be in our lives and in the lives of those with whom we
live and love and interact daily. The method of Centering Prayer is derived from ancient sources in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Email to register.

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