David Frenette - Contemplative Outreach


David Frenette - Contemplative Outreach


David Frenette

David Frenette has taught Centering

Prayer under Fr. Thomas Keating’s

guidance since 1984, including as a

trainer for long-term practitioners in

Contemplative Outreach. He cofounded

and co-led a Centering Prayer

retreat community for ten years. He

now teaches and gives spiritual direction

at the Center for Contemplative

Living in Denver, is an Adjunct Faculty

in the Religious Studies Department at

Naropa University, and has an M.A. in

Counseling Psychology.


Learn How to Deepen

Your Centering Prayer

David Frenette is teaching a new, unique and

transformative nine-day retreat on how to deepen

Centering Prayer into contemplation.

In addition to being an intensive Centering

Prayer retreat, held in silence, this event also provides

in-depth instruction on how to pray for your

entire spiritual life journey. You will learn how to

better practice Centering Prayer, and the ways to

go beyond your current level of spiritual development.

This retreat training provides guidance and encouragement

for Centering Prayer practitioners,

particularly those who sometimes feel stuck in their

practice, discouraged by their thoughts or struggles

to find God (all of us!), and for anyone who wants

to take their practice to the next level.

These teachings are specifically geared towards

providing practical help for people at all degrees

of experience—beginning, intermediate and


These instructions and experiences help you

open to God’s life in your contemplative practice,

enfolding your own efforts to find God in the

abundance of Christ’s grace.

Let yourself be found

in your deepest center by the living God.




David Frenette

March 16-24, 2012

Contemplative Outreach is offering a

special Nine-Day Intensive Silent

Centering Prayer Retreat

at the Garrison Institute —

a beautiful retreat facility on

the Hudson River in New York State

Four Ways of

Deepening Centering Prayer

Learn how to deepen your Centering

Prayer into contemplation. Discover how

your Centering Prayer practice can develop

so that you can integrate prayer into activity,

move through dark nights, and serve others

more easily.

“Love one another as I have

loved you.” (John 13:34)

Help for Your Centering Prayer

Learn time-tested contemplative attitudes

and mindsets that will bring ease and joy to

your practice, improving it and making it

much more effective.

“Be transformed by the renewal

of your mind.” (Rm 12:2)

Open to God’s Grace in Your Prayer

Learn how to better receive the gift of

Christ’s presence and action so that you

do not feel stuck struggling alone in your

practice. Experience what it means to pray

with God instead of search for God.

“It is in God that we live and move and

have our being.” (Acts 17:12)

Retreat Program

• Daily teachings on how to deepen your

contemplative practice

• Guided meditations that bring the

material to life in your own experience

• Discussions, questions and answers

• Three gatherings each day for Centering

Prayer in-common

• Private meetings with the teacher and

retreat staff

• Solitude and silence in community

• Free time for individual spiritual needs

• Handouts on ways of deepening practice

To register go to:


Or phone the Contemplative Outreach

Resource Center at

(973) 838-3384

Retreat Facility

The Garrison Institute is located in

Garrison, New York in a former Capuchin

monastery overlooking the Hudson River.

Set on 95 beautiful acres in a park-like

setting, the large renovated building offers

simple and quiet accommodations in private,

double or dorm rooms. Renowned for

its food and hospitality, the Institute is 50

miles north of New York City and one mile

from the train to Grand Central Station, with

connections to all the New York airports.

For more information on the Garrison Institute,

including a photo tour, go to:


Program Cost & Lodging Options

Register by 12/12 Register after 12/12

Dorm Room: $780 $805

Double Room: $900 $925

Single Room: $1020 $1045

Registering to do a “house job” reduces the total

cost by an additional $48. Payment plans are

possible. Through the generosity of donors a limited

number of partial scholarships are available.

Please register by March 5, 2012

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