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Contemplative Outreach of DFW

Serving Dallas/Fort Worth & North Texas

Centering Prayer and
the Tree of Life

Featured Speaker

Kess Frey, Lecturer & Author

Saturday, February 17, 2018

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

(Sign-In Begins at 9:00 AM)

Tree of Life

First United Methodist Church
Ogden Fellowship Hall
503 N Central Expwy
Richardson, Texas 75080

The Qabalistic Tree of Life comes to us from ďthe secret wisdom of IsraelĒ and was known to Jesus and the Old Testament prophets.  This mystical Tree is a map of the soul, Godís Creation, and our spiritual journey of return to God.  The Tree consists of the ten Holy Spheres of emanation and activity of the Divine Consciousness, and an invisible nondual Sphere that corresponds to the inner way of non-conceptual contemplation into which Centering Prayer leads us.

In this workshop, Kess gives a general description of the Tree of Life and focuses particularly on the Spheres of the divine indwelling and the Holy Spiritís activity of divine therapy within us, which Centering Prayer facilitates.

The Secret Wisdom of Israel is present in the Scriptures, but in a veiled form.  Thatís why itís secret.  Jacobís Ladder, for example, is actually the Qabalistic Tree of Life, which is sometimes referred to as ďThe Ladder of Lights.Ē

 The Qabalistic Tree of Life was introduced in two of Kess' books, The Will of Divine Love and Centering Prayer and Rebirth in Christ on the Tree of Life (Chapter 1).


Early Registration:

$30 per Person


$15 per Student

Early Registration & Payment must be received by February 11, 2018

After deadline:  $35/Person

Bring a bag lunch for the mid-day break

Morning Refreshments, Coffee & Bottled Water Included

Advance reservations are encouraged. Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.   All reservations are subject to confirmation (see add'l info on registration page).

Partial scholarships available -- please email inquires to Sandy.


Click Here for directions to First United Methodist Church,
church campus map and location of Ogden Fellowship Hall.

Kess Frey, born in 1945, grew up in Eagle Rock, California (North Los Angeles). He graduated in Psychology at the University of California, Irvine, and has studied Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion since 1965.  He met Thomas Keating in 1989 and has been involved ever since with Centering Prayer and Contemplative Outreach. Kess lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where he is active in the local centering prayer community.  He offers Introductory Centering Prayer workshops, facilitates prayer groups and retreats, and is active in prison ministry.

Kess is a prolific writer and has authored several inspiring books over the last few years.  His most recent book, released in 2017, is entitled Bridge across Troubled Waters: Centering Prayer and the Theological Divide.  He wrote this book to clarify a variety of misperceptions and criticisms regarding Centering Prayer.

    Kess Frey's other Book Titles:
  • Human Ground, Spiritual Ground: Paradise Lost and Found: A Reflection on Centering Prayer's Conceptual Background, (September, 2012).
  • Centering Prayer and Rebirth in Christ on the Tree of Life: The Process of Inner Transformation, (June, 2013).
  • The One Who Loves Us: Centering Prayer and Evolving Consciousness, (July, 2014).
  • The Will of Divine Love:  Centering Prayer and Spiritual Psychology, (2016).

for additional information about this workshop, please Email Sandy


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