There are many forms of meditation and prayer to choose from. Some are completely secular and others are not. No one form is right for everyone and quite often individuals find that different forms are appropriate for them at different times of their lives. Most forms of meditation are highly adaptable regardless of one’s beliefs.
From Sounds True:
Tami Simon speaks with David Frenette, a leader and senior teacher in the Centering Prayer movement, and a friend and advisor of Father Thomas Keating for 30 years. He is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Naropa University. With Sounds True, he has published the book The Path of Centering Prayer Deepening Your Experience of God. In this episode, Tami speaks with David about his apprenticeship with Father Keating in the practice of Centering Prayer, the role of a spiritual father or mother in one’s contemplative life, what he means when he talks about God and the Trinitarian mystery, and the most important contemplative attitude to support a practice of Centering Prayer. (66 minutes)
Posts about contemplative prayer on Beyond Meds:
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I’ve taken an online course to learn Centering Prayer with Father Thomas Keating in the past that I found very powerful. Here is some of his work to get a taste of how he teaches.