Tag Archives: contemplative life

Thomas Merton’s Birthday

To honor and celebrate the wisdom of Thomas Merton – the Huffington Post has put together some of his more famous quotes along with a video of his teachings. “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness … Continue reading

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What Are We Waiting For?

Waiting by Tim Muldoon Advent is the season when we remind ourselves of what we are waiting for, keeping at bay the voices which tell us that our waiting is fruitless. In one of the texts from the Office of … Continue reading

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First Week of Advent

I would like to share with you a reflection by Sister Jeanne Cmolik, CSJ. December 1-7, 2013 By Sister Jeanne Cmolik, CSJ Cleveland, OH Scriptures: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122:1-9; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44 “In days to come, the mountain of … Continue reading

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Christian and Buddhist Chanting

Beautiful beyond words. Enjoy,

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The End of Suffering

Once in awhile you run across a video that just plants your mind and thoughts right where they need to be.  I found this amazing video called The End of Suffering that Thich Nhat Hanh narrates – watch, listen and … Continue reading

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Contemplation – a Deeply Revolutionary Matter

Contemplation is very far from being just one kind of thing that Christians do: it is the key to prayer, liturgy, art and ethics, the key to the essence of a renewed humanity that is capable of seeing the world…with … Continue reading

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Contemplative Prayer – A Way of Being

People have often asked what is contemplative prayer and where do I start? Carole A. Crumley is the senior program director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and she has written an article for the Huffington Post that explains … Continue reading

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Oh How I Love Silence!

Okay, the past two weeks were anything but silent. Every year or so my family makes it a point to get together either at someone’s home or a completely new destination.  Last summer it was Yosemite and this summer it … Continue reading

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The First Rule of St. Benedict

I am diverting a bit from last week and the discussion of contemplative photography.  This week in the Contemplative Life’s Weekly Newsletter we started a new audio series and Thomas Keating is the speaker.  He was invited to a John … Continue reading

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