Contemplative Practice

Questions?  Email Canon Matthew Lawrence.

Contemplative Mini-Retreats

 Every third Saturday, 9:00 am to noon

On the third Saturday morning of every month, join us as we come together for reflection, learning, fellowship, and support for our contemplative practices, centered around a variety of topics exploring various aspects of the contemplative path.


Free, donations gratefully accepted. No experience necessary. Register in advance.

Classes & Special Events

From Wednesday classes & Sunday forums to labyrinth walks & workshops, Trinity offers many opportunities to deepen and support your spiritual practice. 

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  • Dec 04, 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM PST
    A daily podcast exploring all the ways in which human bodies have and continue to bear God in our world.
  • Dec 04, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM PST
    Join us every evening, as we meet to listen to the day's podcast episode (each is only 5-10 minutes long) and reflect together on what resonates with what we’ve heard.
  • Dec 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Meet us on the Trinity Labyrinth for this annual meditation for the beginning of Advent.
  • Dec 31, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Gather with us on Zoom as we bring in the new year with a virtual labyrinth walk.
  • Labyrinth Walk
    Mon 23 Jan
    Multiple Dates
    Learn more
    Jan 23, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Kempton Hall, Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Join the Trinity Labyrinth Guild for our fourth Monday labyrinth walks, held on the beautiful wood inlay labyrinth in Trinity's Kempton Hall.
  • Apr 07, 2023, 7:00 PM PDT
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Trinity's Chamber Singers offer a Good Friday service of choral music, readings, and prayers especially for Passiontide.

Centering Prayer Group

 Every Saturday morning 

Join fellow spiritual seekers every Saturday morning for a group contemplative practice – a wonderful way to find support and training for your Centering Prayer practice. All mindfulness practices & religious traditions are welcome! No experience necessary


Centering Prayer, developed by Fr. Thomas Keating and his Trappist brothers at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, updated the ancient contemplative practices of monastic Christianity to fit active, modern lifestyles.

If you're new to Centering Prayer, a couple good references are The Path of Centering Prayer by David Frenette or Centering Prayer & Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault.