Here is Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. (born 7 March 1923), a Trappist monk (Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance) and priest, known as one of architects of the Centering Prayer, a contemporary method of contemplative prayer, that emerged from St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer, Massachusetts, in 1975. He was born in New York City, and attendedDeerfield Academy, Yale University, and Fordham University, graduating in December 1943. He is a founder of the Centering Prayer movement and of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.
We hope you enjoy his perspective on prayer/meditation.
Centering Prayer Guidelines
You can download a copy of the guidelines here.