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).
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
- Dualistic and Nondual Thinking
- Centering Prayer (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
- Meditation (guest writer James Finley)
- The Law of Three (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
- The Cosmic Christ
- The Wisdom Jesus (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
- The Beatitudes (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
- The Cross
- Jesus as Scapegoat
- The Apostle Paul
- Law and Grace
- Alternative Orthodoxy
- Franciscan Spirituality
- Contemplation in Action
- Belief and Faith
- Salvation and At-One-Ment
- The Path of Descent
- True Self and False Self Week 1
- True Self and False Self Week 2 (guest writer James Finley)
- Sin: Symptom of Separation
- Mystics (guest writer James Finley)
- Mystics (guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault)
- Faith and Science
- God as Us
- Living in the Now
- Church and Community
- Interfaith Friendship
- Heaven and Earth