Category: Contemplative Christianity

The Essential Benefits of Christian Non-Duality

Non-dual Christianity unlocks significant benefits for spiritual awakening. It promotes a deep spiritual connection to all reality, resulting in transcendent inner peace. It also brightens, completes and brings clarity to existing spiritual knowledge. Finally, it provides essential reconciliation between the Eastern and Western worlds, which the formal church has unfortunately forgotten.

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Clinging to the Ascended Christ

Now that the Easter holiday is behind us it is fitting that we look to the next major event following Christ’s resurrection, His ascension into heaven. This event often does not get the attention it deserves in modern Christianity. It is overshadowed by Christ’s death and resurrection, a forgotten reality, rendering the death and resurrection of Christ less potent than they truly are.

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Episode 58: Meditation Quarantine In Thailand, With Chris Luard

Chris Luard talks to us from Thailand, where he works as a meditation teacher at a retreat center. He gives us a picture of how Asia has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and relays some of the fortunate circumstances he has encountered. We discuss metaphysical philosophies of spirituality and mysticism, as well as practical meditation strategies.

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Episode 56: Kriya Yoga Techniques, Astral Realms, and Mystic Christianity, with Chris Sartain

Episode 56 of the Contemplative Light Podcast is our most esoteric episode yet, with guest Chris Sartain. Chris Sartain is an ordained teacher in the Kriya Yoga tradition. Christopher currently lives in southern Chile where he owns and operates a meditation retreat center. He is also spiritual director of Vinyasa Yoga Chile, which offers yoga teacher trainings and certification programs.

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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 open ourselves 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.

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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.

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The Divine Transformation: Essentials of Contemplative Spirituality And Practice

Welcome to a comprehensive introductory through intermediate level course on both practice and perspectives of these timeless teachings from the Christian Mystical and Contemplative traditions! Whether you are a long-time practitioner looking to solidify your understanding and framework for practice or a beginner interested in immersing yourself in this teaching, this course can serve as a rich resource.

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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, read as a map of the soul’s journey home to God, and as an access point to the perennial tradition of world contemplatives.

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Confessions of a Failing Mystic

Since roughly puberty, one of my life’s struggles has been intermittent bouts of depression. Maybe it’s inherited, maybe it’s just my portion, or maybe it’s connected with long-time sleep issues. Whatever its source, in daily life, I work hard to counterbalance the onset of periods of low energy, negative thoughts, and aimlessness with contemplative practices, spiritual readings, exercise, music, family, and meaningful work. Or as much meaningful work as I can muster.

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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. With the historic practice of The Jesus Prayer as a jumping off point, we explore the experiential aspects of the Purgation/Illumination/Union path of Christian Mysticism. To help make these traditional dimensions and phases of the spiritual life more accessible for the contemporary seeker, we also use the most relevant material from Integral Theory, Mindfulness, and Psychology.

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