Retreats

Retreats: A time apart with God…

In the midst of our busy lives, it is important to take time apart with God. Like any relationship, our relationship with God is deepened and enriched by some focused, devoted time.

The HoTCO chapter maintains a full offering of retreats ranging from half-day “dips into silence,” to two-day commuter retreats where you can sleep at home, to 5 and 10-day residential retreats held at the beautiful Cedarbrake Renewal Center. (A number of the photos used on this website were taken at Cedarbrake.)


2021 Half-day and One-day Retreats

The following half-day and one-day retreats will be held at The Church of Conscious Harmony or virtually as noted.  Please Pre-Register for any of these retreats by calling 512-347-9673 or selecting the registration link.

At the one-day retreats we ask for a $15 suggested Love offering. However, everyone is welcome to come, even if you can’t afford the offering. No lunch is provided so please bring your own.

DateDayTimeNotes
Jan 16, 2021Saturday9:00 – 3:00Virtual Retreat via Zoom; contact CCH to Register
Feb 27Saturday9:00 – 12:00Lenten (1/2 day) Virtual Retreat via Zoom; contact CCH to Register
Mar 6Saturday9:00 – 3:00United in Prayer Day, 24-hour Global Online Retreat; for info select this link
Mar 10Wednesday9:00 – 3:00Virtual Retreat via Zoom; contact CCH to Register
Apr 3Saturday9:00 – 12:00Virtual Retreat via Zoom; contact CCH to Register
Apr 17Saturday9:00 – 3:001-Day SP Retreat at CCH; contact CCH to Register
May 5Wednesday 9:00 – 12:001/2-Day SP Retreat at CCH; contact CCH to Register
Jun 12Saturday9:00 – 3:00Virtual Retreat via Zoom; contact CCH to Register
Jul 10Saturday1:00 – 4:00Virtual Retreat via Zoom; contact CCH to Register
Aug 21Saturday9:00 – 3:00Song and Silence 1-Day Retreat at CCH; contact CCH to Register
Sep 29Wednesday9:00 – 3:00Virtual Retreat via Zoom; contact CCH to Register
Oct 9Saturday9:00 – 3:00Virtual Retreat via Zoom; contact CCH to Register
Oct 20Wednesday1:00 – 4:001/2-Day SP Retreat at CCH; contact CCH to Register
Nov 12Friday9:00 – 3:001-Day SP Retreat at CCH; contact CCH to Register
Dec 11Saturday9:00 – 3:00Virtual “Advent” Retreat via Zoom; $15 suggested love offering; contact CCH to Register

For more information, or to register for any of these retreats, please call 512-347-9673.


In-town 2 or 3-day Commuter Retreats (retreat in community, sleep at home) – 2021

A retreat format for those who can’t take a 5-day or 10-day retreat this year. These retreats are held at The Church of Conscious Harmony. Retreatants sleep at home and return the next day. Some retreats may be combined with a one or half day retreat listed above, to create a 2-day centering prayer retreat experience.

DateDay/TimeNotes
Jan 22-24Friday 7:00 am to
Sunday 7:00pm
Virtual Renewal Retreat via Zoom- cost is $60; contact CCH to Register
Feb 12-13Friday 7:00 pm to Saturday 12:00 (noon)Welcoming Prayer- Online Retreat-cost is $25. Pre-register with CCH.
Aug 6 – 8Friday & Saturday 8:30am – 4:00pm;
Sunday 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Welcoming Prayer- Online Retreat- Pre-register w/CCH.
Nov 12 – 13Friday & Saturday 8:30am – 4:00pm;2-Day Retreat- Pre-register w/CCH.

For more information, or to register for any of these retreats, please call 512-347-9673.


Multi-day Residential (or Virtual) Retreats (2021)

The following retreats are held at the Cedarbrake Renewal Center. Click here for a sweet slideshow from one of the retreats.  All meals and lodging will be provided for multi-day retreats.

DateDaysNotesCost*Deposit*
Jan 22 – 265Renewal Retreat- changed to Virtual 3-day$60
See above
Mar 12 – 165Lenten 5-day CP Retreat- dual track; select CCH to Register$60 Online via Zoom

$570 – onsite Cedarbrake
May 21 – 244Centering Prayer Retreat
Jul 23- 285Centering Prayer Retreat- select CCH to Register$530$50
Sep 10 – 155Centering Prayer Retreat
Oct 22 – 254Online “Forgiveness Prayer” Retreat
Dec 3 – 97Advent Retreat- select CCH to Register$750$50

Types of retreats

All of our retreats are Centering Prayer retreats. Centering Prayer retreats are for anyone who has completed the Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop or who otherwise has a Centering Prayer practice.

Intensive Centering Prayer retreats are for people who have an established 6+ month Centering Prayer practice, and who feel a longing to deepen their relationship with God through an extended time of silence and prayer. It is not necessary to have attended shorter-duration retreats before attending a 7-day or 10-day intensive.

Our intensive retreats are structured for people who have not formerly completed a 10-day retreat, or for those who wish to deepen or renew their understanding of Fr. Keating’s model of the Spiritual Journey.  In addition to the periods of Centering Prayer, retreatants will view and discuss some of Fr. Keating’s Spiritual Journey video tapes each day.

Advanced Centering Prayer retreats are for people who have formerly completed a 10-day intensive retreat, and wish to study Fr. Keating’s advanced video tapes while on retreat. This is a wonderful way to be exposed to Fr. Keating’s most recent teachings.

Post intensive retreats are for people who have cultivated a taste for silence and are looking for increased periods of Centering Prayer, silence and solitude while on retreat.  Post intensive applicants must have formerly completed a 10-day intensive retreat. 

* Registration, deposits, cancellation & rooms

A deposit is required to register for & reserve a space at any retreat. Payment in full is required 30 days prior to the retreat. Cancellations within 30 days of the retreat will incur a deduction from your deposit/payment of whatever charges are incurred resulting from the late cancellation. 

Rooms will be double occupancy with a private bath, as a general rule. If single rooms are available at the time of the retreat, they will be made available, at extra cost, to post intensive and advanced retreatants and then others on a first-to-register and request a single room basis.

Costs may change during the calendar year, reflecting housing and food costs

Scholarships are available upon request.

To register for any of these retreats, please call 512-347-9673.

Any questions on retreat content, please contact Kristi Michener, Coordinator Heart of Texas chapter of Contemplative Outreach.