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Finding Presence

Doorways to Christian Contemplation Finding Presence Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Chanting is one of the most traditional methods of contemplation. While some traditions repeat a single word or sound, Benedictine and Gregorian chant within the Christian tradition draw their inspiration from the Psalms. Cynthia Bourgeault describes how chant works as a contemplative method. She is… Continue Reading Finding Presence

Art: Week 2 Summary

Art: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, May 20-Friday, May 25, 2018 The Psalms—like all great art—lead us to a truer image of ourselves, reality, and God. (Sunday) When we work with our voice, we work with the core elements out of which the world came into being and through which it is sustained: breath, tone, intentionality,… Continue Reading Art: Week 2 Summary

Chant: Discovering Your Voice

Art: Week 2 Chant: Discovering Your Voice Monday, May 21, 2018 Chant is singing our prayers. Chant is vocal meditation. Chant is the breath made audible in tone. Chant is discovering Spirit in sound. —Robert Gass [1] My colleague, Center for Action and Contemplation faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault, sees the psalms as a powerful prophetic… Continue Reading Chant: Discovering Your Voice

Dualistic and Nondual Thinking: Weekly Summary

Dualistic and Nondual Thinking Summary: Sunday, January 28-Friday, February 3, 2017 The dualistic mind cannot process things like infinity, mystery, God, grace, suffering, sexuality, death, or love. (Sunday) Nondual consciousness is a much more holistic knowing, where your mind, heart, soul, and senses are open and receptive to the moment just as it is, which… Continue Reading Dualistic and Nondual Thinking: Weekly Summary

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