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Contemplative Practices: Online & In-Person Group Opportunities

resources to support contemplative beginners and adepts, including individuals, families, small groups and congregational practices

Online Groups

Apps & Podcasts

Love. Period. — Podcast Series with Rev. Jacqui Lewis PhD

Do you yearn for a new vision of Christianity—one with love and justice at the core of its practice? Rev. Jacqui Lewis PhD animates a renewed faith for our times in her podcast Love. Period.

Turning to the Mystics with James Finley—a podcast by the Center for Action and Contemplation

“When we reach the end of what we know, that’s where we find God.”

— The Cloud of Unknowing

Encountering Silence

Encountering Silence podcast features global contemplatives discussing diverse approaches to and understandings of contemplative practices.

The Wisdom App Is In The World — Join This Adventure

The Wisdom app experience encompasses:

  • 10-15 minute Wisdom Practices, to take at your own pace and integrate into your life.
  • 2-4 minute Reflections that you can fold into daily rituals of meditation, silence, prayer, walking, or journaling – or use to create a new rhythm of practice.
  • Another calm place to listen to each week’s On Beingepisode. 

In-Person Gatherings

Christos Center for Spiritual Formation's Contemplative Pause

  • "come as you can" in-person
  • each 2 hour & 15 minute gathering includes:
    • silent prayer
    • brief meditation
    • personal reflection
    • 45-minute personal silence
    • sharing in triads
    • closing comments
  • contact: info@christoscenter.org
  • 1212 Holly Dr - Lino Lakes
  • Tuesdays, 9:45 AM - 12:00/noon

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Ecumenical Taize Evening Prayer

  • St Frances Cabrini Catholic; Prospect Park UMC; Faith Mennonite; Compassion of Christ Community; Church of Gichitwaa Kteri, & Dignity/Twin Cities
  • meal traditionally precedes prayer time - on hold for now
  • contact: christ@cabrinimn.org
  • 1500 Franklin Ave SE - Minneapolis
  • check here for updated dates and locales

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Incarnation Lutheran Centering Prayer Group

  • contact: l.linderscholer@gmail.com
  • 4880 Hodgson Rd - Shoreview
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 AM

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Minnehaha United Methodist Taize Prayer

  • in-person as soon as safety allows; until then recorded and available via links here
  • contact: becky@minnehaha.org
  • 3701 E 50th St - Minneapolis
  • Second Fridays of each month (Oct.-May), 7:00 PM

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Pilgrim Lutheran Celtic Contemplative Services

  • in-person and online options include:
    • Celtic Contemplative Communion
    • Contemplative Prayer from Nordic & Other Lands
    • Choral Contemplative Prayer: Compline
  • find up-to-date information regarding in-person and online options here
  • contact: communications@pilgrimstpaul.org
  • 1935 St Clair Ave - St Paul
  • September-May - dates vary

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St Olaf Catholic Church Centering Prayer Group

  • occasionally over zoom
  • 20 minutes of centering prayer; an hour+ of reflection time
  • contact: questcarol@gmail.com
  • 215 S 8th St - Minneapolis
  • Saturdays, 9:00-10:30 AM

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Sts. Luke & James Episcopal First Friday Taize Prayer

  • in-person, live-streamed here, and recorded here
  • contact: music@st-lukes.net
  • 4557 Colfax Ave. S - Minneapolis
  • First Fridays of each month, 7:00 PM

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Westminster Presbyterian Centering Prayer Group

  • zoom option available
  • contact: l.linderscholer@gmail.com
  • 1200 Marquette Ave - Minneapolis
  • Wednesdays, 12:00 PM/noon

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Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality / Carondolet Center

  • Hot Topics in Spirituality: Well-Being Series
    • monthly gatherings
    • explore current topics relative to spirituality and well-being
    • support growth and development throughout all areas of life
    • Second Thursdays of each month; 7:00-8:00 pm CT
    • Online (at least through December, 2021)
  • Men's Centering Prayer
    • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month