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A special note from Fr. Richard: An opportunity hidden in plain sight.

A special note from Fr. Richard: An opportunity hidden in plain sight. Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Dear Friend, Thirty-five years ago, during the summer of 1986, I left Cincinnati with all my possessions in the back of my little Toyota pick-up and started driving west to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I stopped in Kansas to visit… Continue Reading A special note from Fr. Richard: An opportunity hidden in plain sight.

A special note from Fr. Richard: My hope for this community

A special note from Fr. Richard: My hope for this community Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Dear Friend, I believe my first real spiritual experience happened when I was probably five years old. I was alone in the living room of our home in Kansas and only the Christmas tree was lit. I had the sense… Continue Reading A special note from Fr. Richard: My hope for this community

A note from Fr. Richard: Where do we go from here?

A note from Fr. Richard: Where do we go from here? Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Dear Friend, I returned last week from an eight-day silent retreat last week. With all that has happened this year, I found the time in stillness even more necessary than usual. Periods of extended silence offer us the opportunity to… Continue Reading A note from Fr. Richard: Where do we go from here?

A reflection on the past 50 years from Fr. Richard—Donation Appeal

A reflection on the past 50 years from Fr. Richard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Dear Friend, It is hard to believe, but this month marks 50 years since I was first ordained in my home parish in Topeka, Kansas. It was a beautiful ordination ceremony. I was young and excited; my hair was long (I… Continue Reading A reflection on the past 50 years from Fr. Richard—Donation Appeal

What is the future of Christianity? Donation Appeal

What is the future of Christianity? Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Dear Friend, Next year will mark 50 years since I was first ordained in my home parish in Topeka, Kansas. Over the years, God has allowed me to speak, write, and learn from so many people and cultures around the world. Because I rarely travel… Continue Reading What is the future of Christianity? Donation Appeal

Begin Again in Each Moment

Love: Week 1 Begin Again in Each Moment Wednesday, December 30, 2015 One of Jesus’ favorite visual aids is a child. Every time the disciples get into head games, he puts a child in front of them. He says the only people who can recognize and be ready for what he’s talking about are the… Continue Reading Begin Again in Each Moment

The Perennial Tradition

Wisdom Lineage Summary The Perennial Tradition Sunday, December 20, 2015 As I shared in last week’s meditations, the development of consciousness is a gradual, lifelong process. Though Spiral Dynamics and other models of development show a trajectory toward non-dual thinking and unitive experience, it’s not typically a straightforward journey. We may catch a glimpse of… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Summary

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, July 12-Saturday, July 18, 2015 A mystic is one who has moved from mere belief systems or belonging systems to actual inner experience. (Sunday) “We awaken in Christ’s body, / as Christ awakens our bodies.” –Symeon the New Theologian (Monday) “This gift is from God and not… Continue Reading Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Summary

Meister Eckhart, Part II

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part II Thursday, July 16, 2015 Meister Eckhart illustrates the height of western non-dualism. This is why he is largely impossible to understand with our usual dualistic mind. When Eckhart says, “I pray God to rid me of God,” our logical mind would see this as nonsense!… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part II

Meister Eckhart, Part I

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part I Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), a German friar, priest, mystic, and renowned preacher, was also an administrator—prior, vicar, and provincial—for several Dominican houses. My fellow Living School faculty member, James Finley, suggests this engagement in the “ways of the world” makes his teachings… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part I

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