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Consent-on-the-go for Everyday Life: Welcoming Prayer Practice Workshop

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
– 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

If Centering Prayer is practiced for one hour of the day, the Welcoming Prayer is for the other 23 hours.  It is a prayer for letting go in the present moment, in the midst of the activity of ordinary life.  It helps to destabilize our acquired emotional triggers and heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored – in the body.  This is an incarnational prayer which affirms that God, the Indwelling Presence, is always with us no matter what is happening, no matter what our experiences.  We are able to find our way back to Yes – Yes to God, Yes to life, Yes to embodied participation.

This day-long workshop will include contextual teachings on the human condition; the triggers created by the false-self system; actual practice of the prayer, Centering Prayer, community sharing; nuances and fruits of the prayer; and a 40-day booklet to take home to support your practice after the workshop.

Workshop Facilitator

Pamela Begeman is a commissioned presenter of both Centering Prayer and the Welcoming Prayer. She co-creates and facilitates many of the Contemplative Outreach worldwide online retreats, programs and publications. She is also one of the creators and editors of The Contemplative Life Program, a series of 40-day booklets on contemplative practices and dispositions. Her daily spiritual practices root her in the present and Presence while being an active wife, mother and professional. Pamela serves as Director of Communications for the international office of Contemplative Outreach and lives in Austin, TX.

Tentative Agenda

9:30am        Check-in

10:00am       Welcome and introductions

Welcoming Prayer:
-The human condition
– The prayer method

11:00am       break

11:15am       The Essentials

12:00pm      Centering Prayer

12:30pm      Lunch

1:15pm        Fruits of the Prayer

2:00pm        break

2:15pm        Centering Prayer

2:45pm        Welcoming & everyday life

3:15pm        Sending forth


Fee includes lunch and a Welcoming Prayer 40-day praxis booklet.

For information or to register by phone, contact Brenda at (210) 341-1366 EXT 212


Continuing Education events are free* to all enrolled OST students.

All other students, 50% off with student ID.

Register with Brenda Reyna at breyna@ost.edu or (210) 341-1366 EXT 212

*Does not apply to meals and lodging.


All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.



Contemplative Outreach-San Antonio is a communion of communities and individuals seeking the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit and contributing to the renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition through the practice of Centering Prayer. COSA, a local chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., nurtures the spiritual growth of our communion in San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country by offering workshops in the method of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Welcoming Prayer Practice as well as retreats and other resources to deepen our relationship with God.



November 11
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Continuing Education
210-341-1366 x 212


Tymen Hall
285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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