Video Blogging IV: Centering Prayer

Fr. Jim Martin introduces centering prayer, a freer form of meditation than lectio divina or Ignatian contemplation. Visit our Youtube page for all of Fr. Jim’s videos.

Tim Reidy

8 years 5 months ago
I meditate and my method is a hybrid of Centering Prayer and Zen. I find both traditions very helpful. I was convinced about Centering Prayer many years ago when I sat next to Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO during a day long retreat. He is a very peaceful and centered and delightful human being.

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