The Contemplative Life

The contemplative life is the steady gaze of the soul upon the God who loves us.

Richard J. Foster

There is an approach to living that the Spirit has invited people to over the centuries, one in which our awareness of (and responsiveness to) God’s presence is deepened in a more moment-to-moment way. This is the contemplative life and it does NOT require that you move to the desert and live like a monk. Rather, the invitation is to be fully present in this moment, wherever you are, and discover the Holy One there.

Upcoming Contemplative Life Experiences

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Online Experiences Coming Soon!

Free introductory workshops:

  • An Invitation to the Contemplative Life
  • Journaling as a Spiritual Practice
  • Dreamwork as a Spiritual Practice

Groups, workshops, retreats and guest teachers:

  • Various contemplative life topics, including Christian mystics
  • Journaling
  • Dreamwork
  • Book groups
  • Contemplative Retreats

Contemplative Life Videos

Coming soon… Watch our Contemplative Life Videos. (View our Video Library page to access videos in all pathways.)

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