2017 Daily Meditations Overview

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations help us rediscover Christianity’s essential, contemplative foundations and rebuild our spirituality “From the Bottom Up.” These messages are for Christians and spiritual seekers of any (or no) tradition!

Drawing from his own Franciscan heritage, as well as wisdom teachers from other religions, Fr. Richard reframes neglected or misunderstood teachings to reveal the basic pattern of reality: God as loving relationship. From this nondual awareness, we can act in ways of compassion and healing for the world.

Fr. Richard dives deep in 1-4 week segments (see a rough outline below). Every Saturday includes a summary of the previous week’s meditations and an invitation to contemplative practice. “Gateway to Silence” (at the bottom of each meditation) is a suggested mantra to focus our intention and draw us beyond words into silent prayer.

Each topic builds on the previous one, but you can join at any time! Watch Fr. Richard’s intro (8-minute video).

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Explore the Daily Meditations archive by browsing the years and months listed to the right (at the bottom of the page on mobile devices) or by using the search bar to find key words and topics.

From the Bottom Up: 2017 Daily Meditation Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Scripture
  3. Tradition
  4. Experience
  5. Dualistic and Nondual Thinking
  6. Contemplation
  7. Centering Prayer (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
  8. Meditation (guest writer James Finley)
  9. Trinity
  10. The Law of Three (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
  11. The Cosmic Christ
  12. The Wisdom Jesus (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
  13. The Beatitudes (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
  14. The Cross
  15. Jesus as Scapegoat
  16. Resurrection
  17. The Apostle Paul
  18. Law and Grace
  19. Alternative Orthodoxy
  20. Franciscan Spirituality
  21. Contemplation in Action
  22. Belief and Faith
  23. Salvation and At-One-Ment
  24. Ascent and Descent
  25. True Self and False Self
  26. Sin and Original Blessing
  27. Forgiveness
  28. Flesh and Body
  29. Goodness and Evil
  30. Prophets
  31. Mystics
  32. Faith and Science
  33. Living in the Now
  34. Church and Community
  35. Simplicity
  36. Nonviolence
  37. Worship
  38. God as Everything
  39. God as Us
  40. Heaven and Earth
  41. Summary

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