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.

  • Sep 17, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Join us for the return of our monthly Contemplative Mini-Retreats as we spend the morning in silent meditation, reconnecting with our Source and with one another.

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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  • Labyrinth Walk
    Mon 22 Aug
    Multiple Dates
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    Aug 22, 4:30 PM PDT – Aug 23, 7:30 PM PDT
    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.
  • Sep 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Explore sacred chants from different traditions, including Sufi, Gregorian, Taizé, and contemporary, as we discover how to use our bodies to produce different sounds for prayer and meditation.
  • Contemplatives in Nature
    Wed 14 Sep
    Multiple Dates
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    Sep 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Join us as we read & consider writing by authors who've found spirituality in nature.
  • Sep 18, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM PDT
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    As Oregon prepares for Measure 109 and the legal use of psilocybin mushrooms, there is an opportunity for Christians and other spiritual communities to learn about and support the healing & spiritual growth potential of these sacred substances.

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.

Questions?  Contact Pat Zimmer