Category Archives: Announcements

Be Still & Know Retreat

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Chicot State Park
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

A Lenten introduction to Contemplative Christian Spirituality for Seekers, Doubters, Rebels, and Ragamuffins. Together we will spend a day of prayer and silence exploring classic Christian practices such as: Celtic Daily Prayer, Centering Prayer, Prayer Walking, Chanting, Lectio Divina, and other disciplines. This is an ecumenical gathering of friends where all are welcome as they are, no one is excluded for any reason. This will be a silent retreat with dedicated times for discussion and sharing.

We will practice at the Chicot State Park Meeting Room on the secluded east side of Bayou Chicot Lake with meal provided and opportunities for afternoon hiking and evening campfire to close out the day. You are welcome to leave earlier in the day if needed.

Must register in advance through Eventbrite as space is limited. $40 registration includes meal. No additional registration fees. Cancellations allowed up to 7 days prior to the event.

Register Here

Wolf Moon Satsang

Sunday, January 20, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM
River Oaks Square Arts Center
2nd floor of the Annex Building

Our first Satsang of 2019 was a great time of Chanting and Meditation. Join us for the Full Moon Satsang which also happens to be the first Lunar Eclipse of the year. Free to attend. Donations welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. No need to bring anything. Tea and cushions provided.

Rituals To Awaken

We begin our new practice series Rituals To Awaken Wednesdays at 6pm. One basic ritual is a commitment to practice meditation. During this series you are invited to bring offerings for the altar such as fresh flowers, fruit, nuts, water, or sacred objects to contribute to the practice of community.

River Oaks Square Arts Center 2nd floor. Free to attend. No experience necessary. Enter through 2nd St. entrance facing the parking lot before 6pm when door is locked for security.

Leaning Into Fear


Throughout the month of October we will be using our weekly meditation to work with the scary stuff in our lives in a different way. In light of recent events we will begin the series with our response to trauma and transmuting fear into compassion and action. 
We meet every Tuesday at River Oaks Square Arts Center, 2nd floor, doors locked at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Free to attend. No experience needed.

We’re Moving 

Due to unforeseen circumstances Cenla Meditation will not meet this Tuesday, May 9th, and will be returning to River Oaks Square Arts Center beginning Tuesday, May 16th, at our original time of 6:30pm. Sorry for any inconvenience this week. Look forward to practicing with you next week. Many thanks to Body Tao Spa for hosting the group these past few months. It’s been a great experience for us to grow. We are also grateful for the hospitality of River Oaks Square Art Center and the opportunity to remain a part of the local downtown community.

Morning Meditation Retreat


Join us this Saturday, April 8, from 9-10am for a morning retreat of sitting and walking meditation at the Butterfly Garden behind the Catahoula Ranger Station on Hwy 8 in Bentley. Free to attend. Bring a yoga mat, picnic blanket, or any support you need for sitting meditation outside on the grass. 

Directions: From Pineville Expressway head north on US 167 toward Dry Prong/Ruston. In Bentley turn right on Hwy 8. About 1.5 miles turn right at the Catahoula Ranger District Office. The Butterfly Garden will be on your right. There is a grassy parking area.

Afternoon Retreat at Toledo Bend

You are invited to experience an afternoon of our longer 4 day retreat this Saturday, January 14, at South Toledo Bend State Park from 1-5pm. Plan to arrive by 1pm and bring your own meditation cushion. There is no fee, but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated. We do ask that you message us on Facebook or send an email to info@cenlameditation.org to let us know you plan to come out. 

South Toledo Bend State Park
120 Bald Eagle, Anacoco, LA 71403
Retreat meeting at Cabin #8.

New Time & Place

Beginning this Tuesday Cenla Meditation Group weekly practice is moving to 6:00 pm at body tao spa inside the Holiday Inn Downtown at 701 4th St. 1st floor. We hope that you will join us for meditation practice in this beautiful studio. Beginner friendly. No charge, donations welcome.