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Contemplative Outreach of Lexington

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Lexington, Kentucky

“In the world that lies ahead, religious pluralism is going to penetrate all cultures.  How
we live together with different points of view is going to become more and more
important. I don’t know whether we can make progress in such a project without
contemplative practice that alerts us to our own biases, prejudices, and self-centered
programs for happiness, especially when they trample on other people’s rights and

Fr. Thomas Keating

About Us

Purpose: Contemplative Outreach of Lexington is a local chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. C.O. Ltd was formed in 1984 under the direction of Fr. Thomas Keating, an Abbot in the Cistercian Order, to spread the practice of centering outside the monastery and into the world.

“Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for Divine transformation,primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites our international, interdenominational community.”


We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer.

Contemplative Outreach of Lexington, Kentucky is a local chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 04, 4:00 PM
    Eureka, 4000 MO-109, Eureka, MO 63025, USA
    August 4-11, 2023 The ideal disposition for the divine encounter is the gathering together of one’s whole being in silent and alert attentiveness.” Fr. Thomas Keating
  • Mar 03, 4:00 PM
    Nazareth, 134 Main Ave, Nazareth, KY 40048, USA
    Led by Elizabeth Conrad, Christ Church Cathedral and Jan Carter, Contemplative Outreach of Lexington


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