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).

Sign up to receive Fr. Richard’s free messages in your email Inbox every day or at the end of each week.

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. The Path of Descent
  25. True Self and False Self Week 1
  26. True Self and False Self Week 2 (guest writer James Finley)
  27. Sin: Symptom of Separation
  28. Forgiveness
  29. Darkness
  30. Prophets
  31. Nonviolence
  32. Mystics
  33. Mystics (guest writer James Finley)
  34. Mystics (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
  35. Faith and Science
  36. Cosmology
  37. God as Us
  38. Living in the Now
  39. Church and Community
  40. Interfaith Friendship
  41. Simplicity
  42. Heaven and Earth
  43. Summary
Numbers only; no punctuation

Need assistance with this form?

The work of the Center for Action and Contemplation is possible only because of friends and supporters like you!

Learn more about making a donation to the CAC.

FacebookTwitterEmailPrint