“Be Still and know that I am God” Ps. 46:10
“He withdrew to the wilderness and prayed.” Luke 5:16
“The contemplative life is the steady gaze of the soul upon the God who loves us.”
Richard J. Foster
The contemplative journey is one of ever-deepening intimacy with God, self and neighbor. These resources offer a variety of Christ-centered contemplative practices and teachings that support the God-centered, prayer-filled life. It is our hope and prayer that the resources we offer will support people in all spiritual and religious traditions who are being called to the contemplative path.
“The Christ-centered contemplative journey is one of deepening relationship with and surrender to, Christ, and His ‘presence and action within.”
“Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38
In prayer and experience, we are moved, by grace, from aquaintance to friendliness, from friendship to intimacy, from betrothal to bridal union. We consent to the loving transformative power of The Divine Indwelling, and ask that we might become our true-self-in-Christ.
“Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy.” Is. 60:5
“It is no longer I that live, but Christ who lives in me. ” Gal.2:20
At The Journey Center, we offer a variety of contemplative prayer practices and experiences that help us to open more fully to a life with God. These ancient and contemporary practices are methods designed to assist people with different interests and temperments to follow the leading to become ever more present to the One Who Is Always Here.
Prayer and Meditation Gatherings: These contemplative gatherings are designed to offer you space and time for prayer and meditation. “Beginners” and those on all spiritual paths are welcome.
Spiritual Direction: Meeting with a spiritual director is the discovery of a gift…a spiritual companion and gifted listener who gives you a safe place to explore your experience of the Holy.
Community Groups: Connect with others and share in each others’ spiritual journeys.
Workshops, Classes and Groups: Our workshops, classes and groups cover various topics related to contemplative spirituality.
Contemplative Retreats: Get away for some quiet or an extended time in nature.
Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating
Invitation to Love by Thomas Keating
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault
Psalms for Praying by Nan Merrill
Into the Silent Land by Martin Laird