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A Lenten Experience with Contemplative Outreach

If you are looking for a way to enter into Lent and deepen your focus on God, perhaps you might find this online resource beneficial. I received this by way of Contemplative Outreach’s online newsletter, and pass it on here to you. 245 more words

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The Contemplative Companion for Monday, February 20, 2017

The word of God on high is the fountain of wisdom
and her ways are everlasting.
To whom has wisdom’s root been revealed?
Who knows her subtleties? 148 more words

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The Contemplative Companion for Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The disciples had forgotten to bring bread,
and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.
Jesus enjoined them, ‘Watch out,
guard against the leaven of the Pharisees… 321 more words

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Cynthia Bourgeault & Ken Wilber On The Heart & Mind of Contemplative Prayer

Recently published by Shambhala, are two very useful new resources for those exploring contemplative and meditative practices.

Cynthia Bourgeault, a sage presence and protege of Father Thomas Keating, and Ken Wilber, a burning bush of wisdom, light and love for decades, have both increased the wattage of insight on the spiritual practice of contemplative prayer and meditation. 286 more words

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The Contemplative Companion for Monday, February 13, 2017

“The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with Jesus,
seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.
He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, 301 more words

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Alan Watts On The Coming Contemplative Church

by peter traben haas

A friend recently sent me Alan Watts’ (1915-1973) prophetic and seminal book Behold The Spirit.┬áReading it, I kept┬ápinching myself, remembering that Watts wrote this book in the immediate years following World War II! 688 more words

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Saturday Book Review : Inwardness, Silence and Spiritual Formation

by Peter Traben Haas

Jennifer Bryan, Associate Professor of English at Oberlin College has written a very helpful resource for understanding the importance and prevalence of the contemplative dimension of Christianity prior to the Reformation, especially in England. 647 more words

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