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Commitment to the Contemplative Life – 8-Day Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat

Led by: Jill Benet

Intensive retreats are an opportunity to deepen the practice of Centering Prayer in a small community committed to Silence and Solitude. There will be extended periods of Centering Prayer and the time outside meetings will be in silence with ample time for personal reflection. We shall draw on the teaching of Fr Thomas Keating, Lectio Divina and Contemplative Liturgy.

The retreat is suitable for those who have established or are establishing the practice of Centering Prayer and have ideally attended an introductory workshop.

Arrive in time for supper at 6pm on Sunday 27 October and depart after breakfast on Sunday 3 November 


En-suite: £730 

Standard: £665

Jill is the London Co-ordinator of Contemplative Outreach, founded to teach the method of Centering Prayer and to support Centering Prayer groups and communities. She has trained in the US and UK, and studied under its founder, Fr Thomas Keating. Jill is a co-founder of the Silence in the City series of talks on the contemplative life and has collaborated with Cynthia Bourgeault, James Finley, and Richard Rohr, among others. She leads groups, Introductory Days, Quiet Days, and retreats.  She is a professional teacher and guide of Inner Relationship Focusing.

For more information or to make a booking, please e-mail the Administrator at or use our contact us form.

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