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The Method

Centering Prayer The Method Monday, February 13, 2017 Guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring the contemplative practice of Centering Prayer. For nearly thirty years now, the following four guidelines have successfully introduced tens of thousands of people worldwide to Centering Prayer: Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s… Continue Reading The Method

The Recovery of Christian Contemplation

Centering Prayer The Recovery of Christian Contemplation Sunday, February 12, 2017 There are numerous forms of contemplative prayer. Each Saturday, following the summary of the week’s meditations, I introduce a new “Practice” that I invite you to try. I also hope you’ll sink your roots deeply into one particular practice for a long period of… Continue Reading The Recovery of Christian Contemplation

Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, May 8-Friday, May 13, 2016 If we are going to have truly prophetic people who go beyond the categories of liberal and conservative, we have to teach them some way to integrate their activism with the contemplative stance toward life. (Sunday) I think some form of contemplative practice… Continue Reading Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

Love: Week 1 Summary

Love: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, December 27, 2015-Saturday, January 2, 2016 The Judeo-Christian creation story says that we were created in the very “image and likeness” of God—who is love. (Sunday) Jesus’ reality, his cross, is to say a free “yes” to what his humanity daily asks of him. (Monday) The contemplative is not just… Continue Reading Love: Week 1 Summary

Wisdom Lineage Summary—Weekly Summary

Wisdom Lineage Summary Summary: Sunday, December 20-Saturday, December 26, 2015 The work of religion is to re-ligio—re-ligament or reunite what our egos and survival instincts have put asunder, namely a fundamental wholeness at the heart of everything. (Sunday) If we can remember that we all came from God and are headed back to God, whatever… Continue Reading Wisdom Lineage Summary—Weekly Summary

Emotional Sobriety

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Emotional Sobriety Thursday, November 19, 2015 Bill Wilson saw “emotional sobriety” as the final culmination of the Twelve Steps. Full sobriety is not just to stop drinking, but to become a spiritually awakened person who has found some degree of detachment from your own narcissistic emotional responses. The word emotion comes… Continue Reading Emotional Sobriety

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Summary

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, July 19-Friday, July 24, 2015 Mystics have plumbed the depths of both suffering and love and emerged with compassion for the world and a learned capacity to recognize God within themselves, in others, and in all things. (Sunday) Whether our wounds are caused by others or by… Continue Reading Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Summary

Two Rivers Leading to One Ocean

Native and Celtic Spirituality Two Rivers Leading to One Ocean Sunday, July 5, 2015 In the next stage of my “wisdom lineage,” non-dual teachers of all religions, I will introduce themes from two different rivers of spirituality, each with a variety of streams and rivulets that feed the larger bodies. For the sake of convenience… Continue Reading Two Rivers Leading to One Ocean

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