Contemplative Outreach Philippines



Rm 211, 2nd Floor, St. John Bosco Parish Center

St. John Bosco Church Compound, Makati City

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Tuesdays to Saturdays

   8:00am to 12:00nn

   1:00pm to 5:00pm

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(+632) 501-52-31

"... This was Jesus' way of manifesting the love of God – becoming one with us in order that human beings might become one with God ... In the Christian tradition love is the bottom line: “Love God with your whole heart, mind, soul and strength and your neighbor as yourself.” The same God is in others as in us. All humans basically are equal and, if they consent, are inserted into the Mystical Body of Christ to serve each other and to build up the Body of Christ in every possible way."

Fr. Thomas Keating,

“That We May Be One: Christian Non-Duality”


If we live our spiritual lives only in fear of punishment or in hope of reward, rather than in the awareness of the One in whom all life is worthwhile, we can be religious people, but we will never be holy people. Then life is simply a series of tests and trials and scores, not the moment-by-moment revelation of God who is present in everything that happens to us, in everything we do. God is present in everything around us, in everything we do, wherever we are, and in whatever situations we find ourselves. It is coming to a sense of the Presence of God that changes our attitude toward life.

Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB

(Editor’s Note: In his last weeks and days, this prayer was read to Fr. Thomas at his request).


By Charles de Foucauld

I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.

Let only your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures –
I wish no more than this, O Lord.

Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.

(From CO e-News Bulletin, February 2019)

At Fr. Thomas' request, we are going back to the basics and posting here "Model of the Human Condition," the first of six hour-long talks that are Part 2 of the series "The Spiritual Journey with Fr. Thomas Keating" This is the the second half of the first talk

Resources for Lent

"Easter, with its grace of interior resurrection, is the radical healing of the human condition. Lent, which prepares us for this grace, is about what needs to be healed, [forgiven and celebrated]." Fr. Thomas Keating, The Mystery of Christ

Centering Prayer as Prayer, Method, and Process

March 11 - April 18
A live online retreat

If you are new to Centering Prayer or wishing to renew your practice, Lent is a good time to deepen your relationship with God through this live online retreat. We will focus on teaching and practicing the method of Centering Prayer and review its place in the Christian tradition, its conceptual background, psychological process, and share insights into establishing Centering Prayer as a way of life. Read more >


The Grace of Lent, Foundations for Contemplative Living:

This self-guided online retreat, originally created for Lent in 2014, aims to create a Lenten atmosphere of silence, stillness, and a quiet inner joy of alert receptivity. You are encouraged to partake of the particular beauty of the season viewing Lent itself as an artful preparation to a slow and sustained intentional journey where the heart is awakened into a new life in and through divine love. Read More >

Journey to the Center

From the stark beginning of Ash Wednesday to the joyous climax of Easter Sunday, these meditations will feed your faith, renew your hope, and bless abundantly your journey of love. Read More >

The Paschal Mystery, A Journey into Redemption and Grace:

This is a 109 page booklet based completely on the teachings and writings of Fr. Thomas Keating on the topic, it is intended to serve as a daily companion to move ever deeper in trust and intimacy with the living God in the midst of trials, purification, various forms of suffering or simply within the norms of everyday life. This 40-day mini-retreat is a journey from the limiting small self to the fullness of the human being who we were created to be. Scripture passages are complemented by beautiful images, Fr. Keating's writings and a mini-practice on which to focus for the day. Read More >