Contemplative Outreach (CO) is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites our international, interdenominational community, which was co-founded by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, in 1984.

The mission of CO's Prison Outreach Service Team (COPOST) is to accompany and provide resources to those affected by incarceration as they learn and practice Centering Prayer, as well as to support volunteers, both inside and outside locked facilities, who are called to engage in this activity, that together we may share in the process of divine transformation.