“Be Still and Know that I am God”

Psalm 46:10

The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of Centering Prayer.


As a chapter of Contemplative Outreach International, Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington (COMW) is comprised of volunteers and serves Maryland, Washington, DC and the surrounding area. COMW’s mission, as stated in the Vision Statement and Theological principles of Contemplative Outreach, is to support existing Centering Prayer groups, foster the formation of new Centering Prayer groups, and offer training for Group Facilitators and Presenters of the Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop.




COMW Half Day Retreat Series

March 21st Half Day Cancelled — Now Scheduled for April 18!   The Contemplative Experience of Jesus (Part 2 of 3) Read More……





May Overnight Facilitator Retreat — Posted 3/24/2020 At the end of April, we’ll announce news about holding this workshop as scheduled, about possibly rescheduling and about other concerns that may arise. Contact Marjorie at mcentofanti@jhmi.edu if you have questions. Register Now!
June Centering Prayer Intro ProgramRegister Now!
October Silent Centering Prayer Retreat — Register Now!


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Brief Contemplative Lessons from Meister Eckhart  by LJ Milone

Meister Eckhart was a Dominican friar who lived in fourteenth-century Germany. He was a contemplative engaged in preaching and teaching.  When he preached, his sermons were subtle and sublime. But he ran afoul of suspicious church authorities and had to submit to the Inquisition. The Inquisition never condemned Eckhart as a heretic, though it called some of his statements into question.

Current scholars have worked to restore the Meister’s reputation. Thankfully, Meister Eckhart’s teachings are more available today than ever before. He has much to teach those who practice Centering Prayer and anyone seeking to live contemplatively.  Here are but three brief lessons. Read More