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THE DIVINE TRANSFORMATION: ESSENTIALS OF CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE

A comprehensive introductory through intermediate level course on both practice and perspectives of these timeless teachings from the Christian Mystical and Contemplative traditions! 

Tuesday Tips with Rich: No Time for Centering Prayer

In this week’s tip, Rich talks about finding time for Centering Prayer.

“YOU, yes YOU!”

Enjoy an excellent article from Terrie Knuth on finding the hidden treasure within.

Holy Week, 2021

A special contribution from Roger Butts for holy week. Enjoy as he describes the kind of Jesus he likes.

Unknowing

In this short reflection, Kimberly Holman considers that the real work of spiritual awakening may be revealed not in what we know but in not knowing.

Tuesday Tip with Rich: The Will of God

In this week’s tip on Centering Prayer, Rich Lewis discusses how we know we’re doing the will of God.

Prayer for Dialogue

Please enjoy an exceptional piece from Keren Dibbens-Wyatt as she considers how we can understand one another’s meaning to work our way across the divides that currently separate so many of us.

Wisdom Speaks

In this short reflection, Kimberly Holman considers the mind in its natural state.

Tuesday Tip with Rich: What Is A Calling?

This week Rich offers a great short teaching on what it means to have a calling and how to work with that calling. Not to be missed.

The World to Come

In a short reflection, Roger Butts imagines the world to come. what is your dream vision of the future?

If You Want to See Change in the World, Do This!

Guy Finley leads his readers on the correct path of transformation leading to the change we want to see in the world. Great article!

On the Contemplative Path

The Contemplative Path

The contemplative path is both ascent and descent. It is a movement of love in our inmost self allowing us to grow in awareness of our inner egoic tendencies that keep us from manifesting divine love in the world. We usually come to a place of accepting this process after what Franciscan author Richard Rohr calls necessary suffering.

Contemplative Practices

Our focus is on contemplative practices for the individual, but the ultimate hope is that this transformation radiates outward into all facets of life to help us open to the greatest extent possible. Here are some of the many available spiritual practices that Christian contemplatives, mystics, and monastics have drawn on over the centuries.

A RADICAL TRANSFORMATION: DANTE, THE WOUND & THE CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY

In this mini course based on the acclaimed book Dante’s Road: The Journey Home For The Modern Soul, we engage with the timeless wisdom of one of the greatest poems of all time, The Divine Comedy from 14th century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

CONTEMPLATIVE PERSPECTIVES: FRAMEWORKS FOR THE DIVINE

For anyone who craves to deepen their contemplative process and more fully embody and integrate the the higher stages of the mystical path, Contemplative Perspectives: Frameworks for the Divine offers an opportunity to travel through the various states of awakening and understand the territory.

HOW TO WRITE A DEVOTIONAL: PLUS HOW TO GET THEM PUBLISHED

If you read devotionals, you already know how they can be a true blessing. A devotional can uplift you when you’re feeling discouraged, sad or lonely. It can help you acknowledge and repent from sins that cause personal rifts and create distance in your relationship with God.

WRITING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: FOCUSING ON GOD’S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE

This course helps you to access the rich spiritual stories that lie deeply within you. Words are powerful. People who are drawn to writing as a spiritual practice range from beginning writers to experienced ones. The amount of writing you’ve done is not relevant.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Contemplative Education: courses, study guides, training materials, articles, podcasts, and lessons on silent prayer, meditation, and mindfulness for beginning and experienced contemplatives.

Contemplative Spiritual Community: to connect, grow, learn from, and support each other on this journey. Please join us on Facebook.

Resources for Healing Professionals: including clergy, therapists, doctors, spiritual directors, and mental health professionals open to the meditative aspect of the healing process.

5 WAYS OF CONSENTING TO THE DIVINE

Learn methods practiced by Christian mystics for centuries including Centering Prayer, The Examen, Lectio Divina, Christian Meditation, and the Jesus Prayer.

THE POWER OF THE JESUS PRAYER

Welcome to a thorough introductory course on the practice and perspectives of the timeless Jesus Prayer, from the Christian Mystical and Contemplative traditions!