Mercy Center Burlingame California


Mercy Center Burlingame is known worldwide for its pioneering work in spiritual direction, Taizé prayer and East-West meditation. Educational and spiritual conferences, retreats and training programs are offered year round on our beautiful, wooded campus.

Short Programs   |   Spiritual Direction   |   Centering Prayer   |   East-West Meditation



Spiritual Direction Institute Pioneering formation program and summer internships.


Sacred Journey A one-year certificate program in Christian contemplation.


Art & Practice of Spiritual Direction
A two-year formation program.


Spiritual Exercises Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, annually September-May.




Centering Prayer Training and retreats in the tradition of Fr. Thomas Keating.


Taizé Prayer Prayer service in the Taizé tradition held the first Friday each month.


East-West Meditation Exploring Christian contemplation and Zen meditation.


Four Seasons Haiku Kai Exploring haiku practice, meeting four times a year.




Finding a Spiritual Director Experienced staff connect you with a spiritual director.


Body Work and Healing Touch Mindful therapies for retreat participants.


Shared Scripture Bible presentations and discussion from various faith traditions.


Men's Spirituality Retreats for men exploring their capacity for spiritual growth.




Cancer Prayer Group Support for those living with cancer and for their caregivers.


Prayer and Eucharist A schedule of prayer offerings at Mercy Chapel.


MercyWorks Younger adults meet for Taizé prayer and discuss social service.


Mercy Center Labyrinth A sacred space for walking meditation and contemplation.