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Contemplative Practice

Questions?  Email Charissa Simmons

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.

  • Apr 15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Trinity Cathedral
    We explore the down-to-earth, feminist theology of Julian of Norwich using guided meditation, discussion, and writing – learning to better appreciate how for Julian, a hazelnut, like all creation, "endures and ever will endure, because God loves it." (In person only)

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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  • Fourth Saturday Meditation
    Sat 25 Mar
    Multiple Dates
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    Mar 25, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Trinity Cathedral
    Join us every fourth Saturday for a meditation gathering with the Rev’d Chris Bell. (In person only)
  • Labyrinth Walk
    Mon 27 Mar
    Multiple Dates
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    Mar 27, 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 02, 5:00 PM
    Trinity Cathedral
    The musicians of the Cathedral Choir and Trinity Choir School offer a special service centered around Franz Liszt’s poignant setting of the Stations of the Cross.
  • Apr 06, 9:00 PM – Apr 07, 10:00 AM
    Trinity Cathedral
    A symbolic overnight watch, beginning after the Maundy Thursday service and ending Good Friday morning.
  • Apr 07, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Trinity Cathedral
    A Good Friday labyrinth walk for reflection & prayer on this solemn & holy day.
  • Apr 07, 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, we recommend The Path of Centering Prayer by David Frenette or Centering Prayer & Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault.

Contemplative Minis
Small Groups
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