Rich Lewis has been a daily practitioner of Centering prayer since June 1, 2014. Centering prayer has been so life giving that he feels compelled to share it with others who wish to learn more. As he puts it, "I cannot keep it to myself!" His new book, Sitting with God: A Journey to Your True Self Through Centering Prayer, is now available.
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Kimberly Holman has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maine and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Naropa University. She is a certified mindfulness teacher who has been practicing mindfulness meditation, centering prayer, and lectio divina since 1996. Kim is a co-founder of Contemplative Light. She is accomplished in various styles of writing; poetic prose tends to be closest to her heart.
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Clint Sabom is an award-winning writer published in The Tulane Review, Paste Magazine and with Dabel Brothers, among others. His paper “Bunuel and Surrealism: The Changing Manifestations” won best paper at the 2012 Conference of The Americas. He enjoys hosting The Contemplative Light Podcast.
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Marc Thomas Shaw is an award-winning instructor and author. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, he has been a Centering Prayer practitioner for over a decade and is a commissioned presenter through Contemplative Outreach. He is also the author of the book Dante’s Road: The Journey Home For The Modern Soul.
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Rev. Roger Butts is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister serving as a minister at Prairie UU Church in Parker, CO. His first book is Seeds of Devotion: Weekly Contemplations on Faith.
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Just a small-town girl, living in a children's world and working to bring something new and higher into their lives. No formal writing background, just a love for the expression of it through true present moment living experience.
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Reese LeBlanc holds a Master of Theological Studies from Lipscomb University and a Master of Theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School. He writes on a range of subjects.
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For over 40 years Guy Finley has helped individuals around the world find inner freedom and a deeper, more satisfying way to live. His in-depth and down-to-earth teachings cut straight to the heart of today’s most important personal and social issues – anxiety, fear, self-discovery, meditation, relationships, addiction, stress, compassion, and personal peace. His work is widely endorsed by doctors, business professionals, celebrities, and spiritual leaders of all denominations. Guy is the author of 45 books and video/audio programs, including his international bestseller “The Secret of Letting Go,” that have been translated into 30 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He has a weekly program on InsightTimer.com, and is a regular contributor to numerous print and online publications. Guy is the founder and director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit Center for Spiritual Discovery located in southern Oregon, with tens of thousands of online newsletter subscribers worldwide. His talks are live-streamed free from the Foundation twice each week. https://www.guyfinley.org A Life of Learning outreach program is OneJourney, a growing, international community. In a world where differences among people are tearing us apart, OneJourney uses the wisdom of the ages to show that the journey to wholeness is an inner journey that is essentially the same for all people and all religions throughout time. It’s just been described in different words. The OneJourney site and its ever-expanding Living Book helps us meet life in a new way so that we no longer fight with events, but can use everything to grow stronger while making the world a better place. www.OneJourney.net
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Tim is a life long learner, educator and lover of mystery. As a result of a recent spiritually transformative experience (STE), he enjoys exploring and writing about topics related to mystical spiritual awakening.
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Kelly Boyer Sagert is a professional writer, editor and coach with decades of experience. She is a member of the prestigious American Society of Professional Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Kelly is the author of Everything to God in Prayer: A Writer’s Weekly Devotional.
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Arthur Aghajanian is a Christian contemplative, essayist, and educator. His work explores visual culture through a spiritual lens. His essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Ekstasis, Radix, Saint Austin Review, The Curator, and many others. He holds an M.F.A. from Otis College of Art and Design. Visit him at imageandfaith.com
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Dr Elaine Fourie is a retired psychologist, writer, lecturer and spiritual mentor. She lives in Durban South Africa with her husband Mike who is an Episcopalian priest.
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Keren Dibbens-Wyatt a chronically-ill writer and artist with a passion for poetry, mysticism, story and colour. Her writing features regularly on spiritual blogs and in literary journals (Fathom, the Blue Nib, Godspace, Contemplative Light, Pure in Heart Stories, CBE International, the Amethyst Review). Her latest book is Recital of Love (Paraclete Press 2020). Keren loves writing stories for all ages and suffers from M.E. which keeps her largely out of the trouble she would doubtless get into otherwise.
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David Youngren is an international speaker and the founder of Juma’s World (a charity working with children in Tanzania.) His latest book, "Awakening To I Am Love: How Finding Your True self Transforms Your Wellbeing, Relationships, and What You Do" was published in November 2019.
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Certified Neurographica Specialist (therapeutic art) "www.neurographica.us/instructors"; M.A. psychology of Spiritual Retreat, Norwich University; B.A. Communications & Studio Arts, Ohio University. Managed Court-Placed-Teen Shelters & Women in Transition Career Center. Currently offering my 'Neuro Chakra Art & Journaling' program to seniors through private counseling. A practicing Buddhist for thirty years, I am 85 years, and I live near Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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Justin Coutts is a contemplative teacher living on Manitoulin Island. While his practice is primarily Celtic Christian his religious life has been very diverse. He spent many years as an apprentice to an Ojibwe elder and was raised in a traditional rural Quaker community. He hopes to bring people closer to the natural world and their own souls to live once more in harmony with the wind and waves, the trees and moss, the rocks and stars.
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David Cole is an international Spiritual Teacher and Retreat Leader; he is an award winning author; ‘Explorer Guide’ for The Community of Aidan and Hilda – a globally dispersed Celtic New Monastic Community; and is founder of ‘Waymark Ministries’. Learn more or book him to speak at www.waymarkministries.com.
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Jesse Brodka is finishing his studies in English and Education at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. He is an avid reader of Contemplative writing from various traditions and has a daily practice of Centering Prayer. Jesse has found a particular love for contemplative poetry and writes poems about silence, nonduality, and the daily inner journey with God.
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Rev. Calvin Wulf is a respected spiritual director who is passionate about encouraging people along their spiritual journey. He’s a contemplative who doesn’t fit neatly into any denominational box. Calvin studied economics and labor relations at the University of California at Berkeley, had a 20-year career in corporate human relations management, studied theology, spiritual formation, and church history through Fuller Theological Seminary, and made The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius 30-day silent retreat at Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House in Colorado.
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