Center for Action and Contemplation

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Founded in 1987

Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation because he saw a deep need for the integration of both action and contemplation.

The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

CAC Publishing

What Do We Do With Evil Book On Wooden Surface With Sunlight Dancing On The Cover

The World, the Flesh, & the Devil

In “What Do We Do With Evil?” Richard Rohr invites us to encounter evil with a contemplative, nondual mind and to reflect on how we too are complicit in the social evils pervading our lives.

What’s New

Every Thing is Sacred

Explore what it means to live in Christ with “Every Thing is Sacred: 40 Practices and Reflections on the Universal Christ.” Richard Rohr and Patrick Boland guide readers through contemplative practices, reflection activities and embodied exercises to help us embrace the deep beauty of God, even amid the uncertainties of life.

“There is a deep relationship between the inner revolution of prayer and the transformation of social structures and social consciousness. Our hope lies in the fact that meditation is going to change the society that we live in, just as it has changed us.”


Coming Up


Discover your place in the emerging contemplative community of people committed to the intentional work of personal transformation, embodied practice, and engaged living. The capstone conference in a seven-year series on Richard Rohr’s alternative orthodoxy takes place Sept. 24 – 26.

Sketch Drawing of the Bell Tower at the Visitor Center at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM

See you soon

Our Visitor Center is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Who We Are

The Center for Action and Contemplation is an educational nonprofit that introduces spiritual seekers to the contemplative Christian path of transformation.

Our Teachers

The Center for Action and Contemplation works closely with our expanding faculty who serve as elders, teachers, and spiritual leaders to continue serving and building on Richard Rohr’s founding vision for many years to come.

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