Centering Prayer Retreat at Subiaco Monastery

Consider giving yourself the GIFT of a Centering Prayer Retreat at Subiaco Monastery, November 26–30, 2021. The retreat will have ample periods of SILENCE, three (3) Prayer/Meditation periods per day, and some teaching on the TRANSFORMATION of the false self. The Monastery/Retreat Center location is a pastoral setting in the Arkansas River Valley.


  • Private room: $350.00
  • Shared room: $250.00
  • A $50.00 NON-refundable deposit is required at time of registration.

REGISTRATION: Call Retreat Center (479) 934-1290 to reserve your place.

LEADER: Nick Cole, who has staffed retreats in Colorado and Arkansas since 1993. He was mentored by Thomas Keating, Patricia Johnson, Mary Ann Matheson, AND all the retreatants he has served. If you have questions for Nick, he may be reached at (970) 275-1170 or

A retreat is a wonderful way to strengthen a meditation practice. Retreatants will be best served by having a daily practice of Centering Prayer/meditation prior to attending.

ARRIVAL: Between 3–5pm on Friday, November 26, 2021. Supper at 6pm. Opening Circle at 7pm.

DEPARTURE: After lunch on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Centering Prayer and Meditation

Join Rev. Lowell Grisham (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, AR) and Dr. Nick Cole (Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.) in this one-day immersion into Centering Prayer, which many practice as a form of meditation and as preparation for contemplative prayer. Both Rev. Grisham and Dr. Cole have years of experience practicing as well as guiding others through this practice of consenting to Divine presence and action within.

Centering Prayer, while having its roots in the contemplative branch of Christianity, is open to persons of all faiths and philosophical backgrounds. We are honored to welcome our facilitators back again for this year’s fall retreat.



9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You are invited to join the Arkansas House of Prayer community and facilitators Rev. Lowell Grisham and Dr. Nick Cole for a one-day retreat focused on silence, contemplative prayer, and opening up to the presence of the Divine. There will be teaching for beginners as well as persons experienced in Centering Prayer, as well as time all together in the House of Prayer. Participants may register for single sessions (morning or afternoon) for $35 or all-day for $75. A vegetarian lunch will be provided for all-day attendees.

The workshop will be hosted by St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (AR House of Prayer is located on their campus).

Centering Prayer has its roots in ancient Christian forms of contemplation, but its contemporary approach is open to people of all faiths. All are welcome. For more information, please e-mail the registrar at the address listed in the image above.

Centering Prayer and Welcoming Prayer


Arkansas House of Prayer is happy to pass on the information about two opportunities for learning more about prayer and meditation this coming month in Arkansas.  The House of Prayer is not sponsoring these events directly, so please read on and follow the links if you  would like to know more.

Welcoming Prayer Workshop at St. Mark’s Little Rock

Saturday, March 9

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi, Little Rock, will offer a Welcoming Prayer Workshop on Saturday, March 9, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.  Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence in all of the events of our daily life and contributes to the process of transformation in Christ initiated in Centering Prayer.  Mary Dwyer, the presenter, has been involved with Centering Prayer since the mid-1980s and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.   The cost of the workshop is $25, which incluces lunch.


Meditation Retreat at St. Scholastica Monastery

March 14- 17, 2013

Consider giving yourself the Gift of a Silent Retreat in Fort Smith, AR during this Lenten Season. This retreat is designed to provide a safe and sacred container in which to spend time with God, who Thomas Keating calls: The Divine Therapist. The retreat will be conducted in silence with three sessions of centering prayer each day. There will also be some spiritual teaching provided by Cynthia Bourgeault CDs. Cynthia’s book, Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is recommended (but not required) reading along with Thomas Keating’s, Open Mind, Open Heart.

This retreat is a good way to “jump-start” a centering prayer practice and also a good refresher for experienced practitioners. For information and registration go to and/or contact the retreat director, Nick Cole, at or 970-275-1170. The cost is $225.00. Some partial scholarships are available. The retreat begins at 7pm, Thursday, March 14, and concludes after lunch Sunday, March 17, 2013.