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CENTERING PRAYER: Our Practice - Our World

A Community Event with Joy Andrews Hayter,
Catherine Regan
and Marty Badgett

Sunday, March 8, 2020
1:00 - 4:30 pm

$20 Registration


“In our encounter with God in Centering Prayer
our whole being is opened up to experience ourselves united,
not only with God, but with all creation
Basil Pennington (adapted)

Please join us for an afternoon of Centering Prayer and Community.


Centering Prayer is sometimes spoken of as the Divine Therapy. We usually reflect on this aspect of our practice in reference to our own spiritual journey. Today we continue our exploration of a wider vision of God’s healing action, and consider how our daily practice may actually be a channel for the Divine Presence to bring healing to our world.


This is an afternoon for those familiar with Centering Prayer – beginners and long-time practitioners. We gather to deepen our consent to God’s presence and action in our world. Our time together will include two periods of Centering Prayer, a short talk, a video, and conversation.

Note: At this event, instruction in Centering Prayer will not be offered.

For instruction, register for the 4-session Centering Prayer Introduction Spring series, beginning February 9, 2020.





Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love.  As a scientist, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.

Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, retired psychologist, and adjunct staff member at Mercy Center, primarily serving on the Centering Prayer team.  She has a special interest in fostering contemplative practices so urgently needed at this time in our world.

Marty Badgett has been practicing Centering Prayer for the past 25 years. He has facilitated introductory workshops, retreats, and days of prayer for many years. He is currently the Northwest Bay Area Contemplative Outreach coordinator.





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Registration for this low-cost day is nonrefundable. If you cannot attend and wish to give your reservation to a family member or friend, please contact us at 650.340.7474 no later than 4 days before the event.