Fr. Jos Tharakan

Fr. Jos is a priest and a teacher. He practices Franciscan Spirituality that welcomes everyone and respects and supports the dignity of all people. He has lead retreats all over the world for over 32 years and practiced Contemplative Prayer for over 35 years. He is commissioned by Contemplative Outreach as a Centering Prayer Presenter. Fr. Jos currently serves as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Springfield and serves also as the President of the House Of Blessings. You can read more about Fr. Jos and his works on his website.

Events with Fr. Jos Tharakan

3 Days Guided Retreat
June 25, 2016

Come for a three days guided retreat at your leisure. Take some time off from the busy schedule of life, and find yourself in the midst of the divine presence in the quiet and serene setting of the House Of Blessings. Your retreat time will give you: A time to relax and rejuvenate A time to read and rest A time to go deeper into your inner self A time to understand better how God is guiding you A time to refresh your dreams A time to change things that needs change A time to visit with a spiritual director…

Centering Prayer Online Retreat
February 19, 2018

This retreat is for anyone seeing deeper practice of Centering Prayer Fr. Thomas Keating describes Centering Prayer as the keystone of a comprehensive commitment to the contemplative dimension of the Gospel, manifesting as a deepening union with Christ, and practical caring for others. This way of praying in silence opens our hearts and minds to consent to God’s presence and action beyond words, responding to the call of the Holy Spirit. In this small course you will be introduced to the concepts and method of centering prayer. Four videos of short duration is designed to help you focus, learn and…

Spiritual Courses Online
February 19, 2018

These retreats and studies are offered online for a monthly subscription. Courses include Centering Prayer, Spiritual and Spacious Listening, Bible Study and more. Low Monthly Subscription. You can purchase a monthly subscription for a donation of $6 and get all the courses in this bundle. Or you can buy them individually. New Course Each Week: Courses that support your spiritual journey will be published regularly. Every course in the bundle is accessible without additional cost. Quality programs: Programs are professionally recorded audio and video, with enough references and notes. Easy to follow, pleasing to your eyes and ears

Spacious Listening: The Power Of De-cluttered Heart!
February 19, 2018

Listening changes everything. How can we listen spaciously? What is spacious listening and how can we make our ministry a powerful instrument of change? What are the components of becoming a spacious listener and how being a spacious listener we can change our client’s experience of God and themselves? These are the questions addressed in this online class. This class is a very useful one for those who are going into Spiritual Direction or are spiritual directors. What is spacious listening The power of an overview From limited to unlimited space Music and silence What happens in stillness and silence

7 Days Centering Prayer Intensive
July 20, 2019

Intensive Retreats provide in-depth exposure to the contemplative dimension of the Gospel through increased periods of Centering Prayer and the viewing of a video lecture series on the contemplative dimension of the spiritual journey. When we are committed to the practice of Centering Prayer, we often realize how deepening this experience is and how we can keep our hearts at peace no matter what is going on around us. With increased periods of Centering, we will be given an opportunity to rest in God in a way deeper than what we are used to. Having a community to share it with makes…