Teachers

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

9th Centering Prayer Online Retreat
August 28, 2020

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 webinar, you will be introduced to the concepts and methods of centering prayer. Each Centering Prayer session will be followed by a twenty minutes sit to practice the same from the comfort of your home. PDF class notes…

Centering Prayer and Enneagram Retreat
August 29, 2020

“Centering Prayer and Enneagram” retreat is meant for anyone who wants to advance in their contemplative prayer practice with a deeper knowledge of who we are and why we do the things we do. Knowing who we are is the first step into growing in wisdom. Enneagram personality types will show us what motivates us and why some of us can focus, learn, pray, and have a discipline of life better than others. This online two days retreat on zoom is a quick look into the Enneagrammic person in us. When we know what inspires us, then it will be…

2nd Centering Prayer and Enneagram Retreat
September 19, 2020

“Centering Prayer and Enneagram” retreat is meant for anyone who wants to advance in their contemplative prayer practice with a deeper knowledge of who we are and why we do the things we do. Knowing who we are is the first step into growing in wisdom. Enneagram personality types will show us what motivates us and why some of us can focus, learn, pray, and have a discipline of life better than others. This online two days retreat on zoom is a quick look into the Enneagrammic person in us. When we know what inspires us, then it will be…

6th Enneagram and Centering Prayer Workshop
October 19, 2020

Knowing who we are, our personality and our perspectives is the wisdom of Solomon. When we know who we are, then we will know what to do in our spiritual life. What we do in Spiritual life is simply be. Because we are all motivated by different things in life. That is why we have a hard time to understand another. Many times we don’t even understand ourselves let alone others. Even when we know the nearest and dearest we will don’t know who they are. This online webinar is a quick look into the Enneagrammic person in us. When we…

Welcoming Prayer Intensive Retreat
November 15, 2020

Take your contemplative prayer practice into daily living by focusing on The Welcoming Prayer. In Welcoming Prayer you will learn to integrate the inner busy life of Martha and the relaxed attitude of Mary, the followers of Jesus, into your own lives to become modern contemplatives in action. We live in a world that is fragmented by sickness, fear, anxieties of all kinds but we are called to trust the Lord in the midst of it all. This retreat is meant to ground us in Christ. It is to help us be intentional in what we do so that we…