What would Fr. Thomas suggest about how to live during these challenging times? I remember the final time I visited with him over two days with Donna, my wife, when he was in hospice at the monastery infirmary. Even from his hospice bed, Fr. Thomas communicated contemplative presence and kindness, an offering of his meditative life to the two of us sitting with him for those hours and to the world.

I created this video with Donna, in recognition of Fr. Thomas Keating’s life work, for October 25, 2020, is the anniversary of his death two years ago. Click here or on image at right. In this video, Wisdom from a Dying Monk: Our Final Visit with a Dying Monk, Donna and I reminiscence about this visit and reflect on takeaways as they apply to this perilous time. Whatever your spiritual path, we invite you to view our conversation, we welcome you into our home and circle of friends. 
~David Frenette | Centering Prayer and Heart Intention

Video posted on February 24, 2015. David Frenette has been a long-time supporter, affiliate and teacher for the Garrison Institute, offering a diverse, spiritual array of programs and integrating contemplation with engaged action. Learn more at http://www.garrisoninstitute.org. Enjoy David’s video by clicking here or on the image above.



What is prayer? Is it only talking to God when you want something or when you’re desperate?
Is it something you only do from a place of religious belief? In this soul-searching video interview with Lisa Garr, David explains the practice of centering prayer.

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David Frenette Feature, “The Heart of Contemplation”
Sounds True: A Good Minute
July 26, 2013



YouTube Video from Garrison Institute,
featuring David Frenette: January 2013

Garrison Institute: David Frenette on
Christian Contemplative Prayer

Video recorded in March 2012

Seeing With Night Vision
August 19, 2012
David Teaching




Living in Unknowing and Trust: Skills for Centering Prayer
August 12, 2012
David Teaching