Ongoing Offerings

Mercy Center Burlingame has many ongoing offerings such as East-West Meditation, Centering Prayer, Prayer in the Style of Taizé, and Cancer Prayer Group. These offerings meet regularly weekly/monthly.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence. This was traditionally called contemplative prayer.

Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart — our whole being — to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions. Centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God.


  • Thursdays 12:30PM: Online via Zoom
  • Sundays 8:30AM: Online via Zoom

To sign up for Centering Prayer online meetings, click on the “sign up” button below to receive weekly newsletters with the Zoom link and Centering Prayer retreat updates.

East-West Meditation

The East-West Program is blessed with a diverse group of experienced leaders and teachers. Retreat teachers Nona Strong, The Rev. Alice Cabotaje and Tony Tackitt have received transmission as Authentic Zen teachers in the Empty Cloud lineage of Br. Willigis Jäger, OSB, Roshi.

The East-West program honors all faith traditions, and encourages meditative practices that lead to a deeper experience of Reality.


  • Mondays 7PM: In-Person at Mercy Center Burlingame
  • Wednesdays 7PM: Online via Zoom

To sign up for online sessions,  click on the “sign up” button below to receive weekly newsletters with the Zoom link and East-West retreat updates.

Taizé Prayer

First Friday Prayer Around the Cross – Join us at 8pm in the Chapel at Mercy Center for Taize Prayer.

Full vaccination is required to enter Mercy Center. Masks are also required in the Chapel and while singing.

We also offer virtual prayer each month.

Cancer Prayer Group

Cancer Prayer Support Group is an ecumenical Christian group for men and women who have or have survived cancer, and for their support persons. We begin by checking in with each other.


  • Third Wednesdays of each month at 10AM-11AM (Online via Zoom)