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Date & Time Details: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, Saturday October 30th 2021

Zoom:Introduction to an 11th Step Prayer Practice: The Method of Centering Prayer for those in 12 Step Programs

With Gordon Coffey, Adina Meyer and Sr. Anna-Camille Wooden, OSB

October 30, 2021

The primary purpose of the 12-Step outreach team of CONW is to deepen our practice of the 11th step: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”   We try to pass on the simple method of Centering Prayer to others in recovery.

Centering Prayer is a type of prayer that has been used over the centuries, but it is different from what we may think of as prayer.  It is simply moving deep within ourselves, in silence, saying nothing, asking for nothing, just being and allowing our Higher Power to be with us.  For those who are working a recovery program, parallels can be found between the transformation that Centering Prayer brings and the process of growth facilitated as we work the 12 Steps. We believe that, when applied as a daily supplement to the 12 Steps, Centering Prayer opens us to the deepest dimension of spirituality.

This half-day Zoom workshop will introduce people in recovery to the practice of Centering Prayer, with time to learn and practice the method, ask questions, and learn about local and national resources for continuing and deepening your practice.


Gordon Coffey
Gordon Coffey is a recovered alcoholic and drug addict with over 40 years of sobriety. He has been practicing Centering Prayer for 35 years; he is a founding member of Contemplative Outreach Northwest and a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer.
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Adina Meyer
Adina Meyer is a longtime practitioner of Centering Prayer. She has been a member of several 12 Step programs and in a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer as an 11th Step practice. She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity with a focus on spiritual direction at Portland Seminary.
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Sr. Anna-Camille Wooden, OSB
Sr. Anna-Camille is a Benedictine sister in the St. Placid community where she is co-director of Oblates, assistant archivist, program presenter, community grocery shopper and part of the care team for the monastery cat. She has a long time Centering Prayer practice, is a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer, an experienced retreat leader, and is on the Contemplative Outreach Northwest Leadership team.
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