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Trinity: Week 2 Summary

Trinity: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, March 5-Friday, March 10, 2017 People filled with the flow will always move away from any need to protect their own power. They will be drawn to the powerless, the edge, the bottom, the plain, and the simple. (Sunday) Trinity says that God’s power is not domination, threat, or coercion, Read More »

Tune Our Hearts

Trinity: Week 2 Tune Our Hearts Friday, March 10, 2017 Being part of the cosmic dance can only be known experientially. That’s why I teach centering prayer and contemplation and try to use meaningful religious rituals and practices: to lead you to a place of nakedness and vulnerability where your ego identity falls away, where Read More »

Contemplation: Weekly Summary

Contemplation Summary: Sunday, February 5-Friday, February 10, 2017 We cannot have a private contemplative practice without engaged community. We must not withdraw to a private, isolated spirituality in which we do our contemplative sit each day and ignore the pain of the world. (Sunday) The capacity for nondual seeing that is developed through contemplation allows Read More »

True Conversion Never Stops

Contemplation True Conversion Never Stops Friday, February 10, 2017 A consistent practice of contemplative prayer is essential for rebuilding Christianity from the bottom up. Over time, repeated, faithful practice sets us on a new foundation. Actually, it was always objectively there, but we were not awake to it and actively drawing upon it. Contemplation helps Read More »

Being Awake

Contemplation Being Awake Thursday, February 9, 2017 In our regular contemplative “sit” (time of silent prayer) we are actually practicing being awake. Religious teachers, including Jesus, the Buddha, as well as many Hindu sages, are always telling us to wake up—to be alert, alive, awake, attentive, or aware. You might call it the AAAAA recovery Read More »

Stream of Consciousness

Contemplation Stream of Consciousness Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Most of us have lived our whole lives with a steady stream of consciousness, with a continual flow of ideas, images, and feelings. And at every moment of our lives we cling to these thoughts and sensations, so much so that I don’t have the idea; the Read More »

The Inner Witness

Contemplation The Inner Witness Tuesday, February 7, 2017 The Spirit you have received and your own spirit bear a united witness. —Romans 8:14-16 The Helper, the Holy Spirit . . . will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. —John 14:26, NASB In prayer, we simply keep Read More »

A Different Way of Knowing

Contemplation A Different Way of Knowing Monday, February 6, 2017 Contemplation is an entirely new way of knowing the world that has the power to move us beyond mere ideology and dualistic thinking. Mature religion will always lead us to some form of prayer, meditation, or contemplation to balance out our daily calculating mind. Believe Read More »

Creating the I-Thou Relationship

Contemplation Creating the I-Thou Relationship Sunday, February 5, 2017 The gift of contemplative prayer is not a way of thinking or speaking. It’s much more a way of not thinking and not talking. It is more about naked presence. It finally moves beyond words into silence, into awareness of the Mystery that is too deep Read More »

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 Read More »

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