In this session we will consider transformation as the intimate refashioning of our being — the transformation of our pain, wounded ness, and unconsciousness into the person God intended us to be. We will consider the transformation process as accomplished not by an act of our will, but rather, as a journey to find our true self, our Essential Being, through a contemplative process of Centering Prayer. We will review the history of the centuries-old Christian tradition of Contemplative prayer and the simple practice of Centering Prayer, which leads us beyond mind, words, and ideas to the place where God can get in.

Pat Henfling is a certified Enneagram teacher who has presented the Enneagram from a spiritual perspective for the past 10 years. She has had a Centering prayer practice for 8 years and has been commissioned by Contemplative Outreach to present introductory Centering Prayer workshops. Her most recent endeavor is offering Centering Prayer to the inmates at the Women’s Prison outside Richmond, VA.

Patricia Henfling


2004 IEA Global Conference

Arlington, Virginia, USA