San Francisco Annual Conference, "Re-Awakening to the Contemplative Dimension of Life" Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2011

Scholarships are available

Contemplative Outreach is happy to offer a limited number of partial scholarships for the 2011 Annual Conference made possible by the generosity of donors. For more information and to apply for a scholarship contact the Contemplative Outreach Resource Center: (973) 838-3384 or e-mail

The conference blog "ReAwakening 2011" is online
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Handout flyers for the Saturday Enrichment Day Event are now available. Click here to print and share.

Registration ends September 15th for our San Francisco Annual Conference, "Re-Awakening to the Contemplative Dimension of Life"
September 29 – October 2, 2011, Register online
For more information / flyers click on the links to the right.

Hotel Registration ends September 14th for the $104 Rate.
Plenty of rooms are still available.

The conference will be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel in Burlingame, California at a special rate of $104 plus tax, depending on room availability. The hotel is extending this rate to us one to three days prior and/or after our conference dates so that you may enjoy the countries most popular tourist area. We urge you to register early if you wish to take advantage of this special offer. More than one person can stay in the room. Normal rates during this period are up to $369. The hotel is located within 10 minutes from the SF International Airport and offers free shuttle service.

Saturday’s Day of Enrichment presentations will focus on
Centering Prayer and living contemplatively in contemporary society.

  • The conference will feature:
  • A NEW video by Fr. Thomas Keating
  • Presentations by:
  • Michael Spezio, Ph.D., social neuroscientist, California Institute of Technology
  • Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies.
  • Jane Ferguson Flout, D. Min., Parish Partnerships Director, Catholic Charities CYO
  • Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D. in Theology, University of San Francisco
  • David Frenette, M.A., spiritual director, retreat director and adjunct professor at Naropa University.

Click here for more information on these presenters.

The conference will include Centering Prayer twice daily, presentations, workshops/open forum sessions, regional meetings, informational tables, and time for networking with friends on the contemplative journey.
The conference orientation will be followed by a reception on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

There are three registration options:

  • Option 1 $425: Full Conference, Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning; includes all meals.
  • Option 2 $125: Day of Enrichment and Banquet on Saturday; includes Lunch and Banquet Dinner.
  • Option 3 $75: Day of Enrichment (without Banquet); includes Lunch only.

Sunday morning there will be Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina or a Eucharistic Liturgy. The conference will conclude following Breakfast.
Please contact the Contemplative Outreach Resource Center at 973-838-3384 or email: for questions and more information on the conference.

Join us with a friend in San Francisco for this exciting conference!