Dear Friends and Supporters of Contemplative Light,

It was nice to connect with so many of you last week. The kindness of this community amazes me. You’re the best.

Given the current struggles, I thought it might be useful to share some free resources we’ve identified. Perhaps they will provide some benefit during this difficult time.

The Summit

This first one is time sensitive. In recognition of the crisis this world is in, through May 29th, you can sign up for the annual Mindfulness & Compassion Global Summit absolutely free. Join 40+ speakers as well as attendees from around the world to learn proven, practical ways that mindfulness and compassion can help each of us in our own lives. This year the summit will be virtual. Sign up here

Free Kindle Book

This offer comes from one of our community members. Rev. Andy Roland would like to let you know he just published the second edition of his book Discovering Psalms as Prayer. To celebrate, he will be offering this book as a free Kindle book (through Amazon) on Pentecost weekend 30th – 31st May Be sure to look for it then.

Connecting Virtually With Community

In Search of a New Eden maintains two very active groups for contemplatives on Facebook: The Contemplative Library and The Virtual Chapel. Justin also let us know they have some free Zoom groups going on right now. Learn more about how they do virtual community here.

And of course our Facebook page has been very lively lately.

Daily Meditations

I imagine most of you are aware of Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation. This year, he is focusing on the dance of action and contemplation. Each week builds on previous topics, but you can join at any time!

Matthew Fox also sends out a daily meditation for all Social and Environmental Activists, Mystic Explorers, Justice Makers, Cosmic Thinkers, and Earth Keepers. Did you happen to hear his recent podcast with Clint?

Free Centering Prayer E-Book

Anyone who signs up for Rich Lewis’ newsletter on his website Silence Teaches receives a free copy of his e-book, Rich’s Notes in Centering Prayer

The Calm App

Sleep more. Stress Less. Live Better. The Calm App is one of the top apps for meditation and sleep. It includes guided meditations, self-care programs taught by world-renowned experts, bedtime stories narrated by celebrity guests, and mindful movement videos. There is a subscription fee of $12.95/mo but you can try it free for seven days.

And if mindfulness is your thing…

Access 2000+ free mindfulness exercises here

Finally, during this time, please remember…

Take good care,
Kimberly