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Contemplative Links

Please enjoy visiting the web sites of these contemplatively minded organizations and resources.


The Center for Action and Contemplation

http://cacradicalgrace.org

The Center for Action and Contemplation, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was founded in 1987 by Franciscan Father Richard Rohr, who saw the need for a training/formation center. It would serve as a place of discernment and growth for activists and those interested in social service ministries-a place to be still, and learn how to integrate a contemplative lifestyle with compassionate service. The Center's purpose would be to serve not only as a forum for peaceful, non-violent social change but also as a radical voice for renewal and encouragement.


The Center for Courage and Renewal

http://couragerenewal.org

Since 1997, the Center for Courage & Renewal has helped foster personal and professional renewal through retreats that offer the time and space to reflect on life and work. These retreats, called Courage to Teach®, Courage to Lead®, or Circles of Trust®, are led by skilled facilitators and make use of poetry and stories, solitude, reflection, and deep listening.


ContemplativeChristianity's Blog

http://contemplativechristians.com

The purpose of this blog is to continue the articulation and embodiment of contemplative Christianity in the third millennium of Christian faith.  My prayer is that through these writings, resources and reflections, you, Dear Unknown Friend, will be drawn further into the heart of God through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit's transforming presence and action in your thoughts, feelings and embodiment.  In an era of increasing confusion, the Church is invited to an ancient alternative. We are invited to return, receive and re-discover the contemplative dimension of prayer and worship.


Contemplative Outreach

http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org

Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for Divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites this international, interdenominational community.


The Contemplative Society

http://www.contemplative.org

The Contemplative Society is an inclusive non-profit association that encourages a deepening of contemplative prayer based in the Christian tradition while also welcoming and being supportive of other meditation traditions.  We offer a consistent and balanced path for spiritual growth and transformation rooted in prayer, silence, mindful work, and in the 1500-year-old wisdom of our Benedictine contemplative heritage.


The Contemplative Spirituality Network

http://www.contemplativespirituality.org/about.html

The Contemplative Spirituality Network seeks to offer support for an interior journey of transformation within the Christian contemplative tradition through encouraging contemplative prayer in daily life, giving rise to social action and justice, and promoting the study, and relevance of the Christian mystical tradition in the contemporary world.


Consultation Ministries

http://ConsultMin.com

The presence of the Living God is the life source of ministers and congregations. Consultation Ministries is committed to an orientation of prayerful attention to God's presence and action in ministries and meetings through structured, worshipful processes in three major areas: spiritual direction, clergy care, and congregational care.


Find the Divine

http://findthedivine.org/

FindtheDivine LLC owns and operates two web sites to help the seeker and provider of the retreat experience to find each other using Internet technology. The purpose of this site is to announce our plans to open a retreat center within an hour of Washington, DC to house FindtheDivine's operations and offer contemplative retreats to all faith traditions.


Ghost Ranch

http://www.ghostranch.org

In this land of shifting light, boundless skies and fused cultures, Ghost Ranch offers two locations to experience diverse and transformational courses. Ecumenical and inter-faith based Ghost Ranch advocates spiritual empowerment and joyfully shares the gift of hospitality, kindness and healing. The spectacular landscape of our Abiquiu location with its towering rock walls and vivid colors promises inspiration while the Santa Fe location offers an oasis in the city different - both places for renewal, rest, retreat, courses and fun.


Holy Ground

http://www.holygroundretreats.org

Holy Ground is a non-profit, feminist organization that strengthens community, encourages connections to the earth, and nurtures the creative and spiritual life of men and women through workshops, intensive retreats and conversations.


Kairos Spiritual Life Center

http://www.allsaintschurchworc.org/kairosCenter.html


Listening Hearts Ministries

http://www.listeninghearts.org

 Listening Hearts Ministries has worked for over 20 years to offer programs, publications, and services that 'teach the practice of spiritual discernment through prayerful listening in supportive communities'.  Their meditation blog, Heartlinks, is available here.


Loyola Spirituality Center

http://www.loyolaspiritualitycenter.org

The Loyola Spirituality Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1977 in St. Paul MN.  We are a team of spiritual directors offering spiritual direction, retreats and workshops in the Twin Cities area.


The Lydia Group

http://www.thelydiagroup.com

The Lydia Group is a coalition of different individuals and churches that join together for the common cause of providing Spiritual Formation / Retreat growth and transformation opportunities. The Group invites you to see with new eyes, challenge your limitations, find your passion and claim your personal best.


Oasis of Wisdom

http://www.oasisofwisdom.net/

A placeless place offering resources, retreats and guidance for people who live busy and responsible lives.  Our path is rooted in the life and wisdom of Jesus, the Christ, yet we honor and are richly influenced by other religious traditions.


Pacific Center for Spiritual Formation

http://www.pcentersf.org

Since its beginnings in 1984, the Pacific Center for Spiritual Formation [PCSF] has sought to offer opportunities for individuals, groups, and congregations to experience a deeper awareness of God. Rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition, ecumenical in composition, and committed to interfaith practice, PCSF is a resource for contemplative enrichment in the San Francisco Bay area.


Pendle Hill

http://www.pendlehill.org

Pendle Hill is a Quaker center for spiritual growth, study and service.  At Pendle Hill, students and staff live, work, worship and study together. Located on 23 wooded acres just outside of Philadelphia, PA, Pendle Hill is where adults and youth come for inspiration and renewal. Founded by Quakers in 1930, Pendle Hill is a community that welcomes people from many faiths and countries.


Prayer4Awakening

http://www.prayer4awakening.com

This website is designed to encourage and guide you to pray for Christian awakening and revival. Unite with followers of Jesus Christ across the world in praying that God would move mightily and would bring times of refreshing to His people as we repent and return to Him. Come and join the journey of transformation!


Rooted In Spirit

http://www.rootedinspirit.org

Our mission is to promote wider understanding and practice of meditation and contemplative spirituality – by presenting traditional teachings from the world religions, in nonsectarian settings, using plain language.


Salva Terra

http://www.salvaterravision.org/

Salva Terra: A Vision Towards Earth's Healing is a non-profit organization formed to come alongside the work and vision of John Philip Newell. Salva Terra seeks transformation in our lives and world by remembering life's sacredness, by addressing life's brokenness, and by serving earth's oneness. Inspired by the vision of John Philip Newell and Ali Newell, Salva Terra journeys in communion with humanity's great wisdom traditions and seeks to listen to the Spirit at the heart of the human soul and the universe.


The Sabbath Project

http://www.thesabbathproject.org/about.html

The Sabbath Project is a ministry of the Northern Great Lakes Synod, ELCA.  It is a three year pilot project with three primary purposes: one to one conversations with church leaders on wholeness, well-being and vocational life, the nurture and encouragement of peer support, colleague groups, retreat based enrichment programs for the sake of Sabbath renewal.


SeekaRetreat

http://www.seekaretreat.com/

Directory of spiritual retreats, religious retreats, retreat workshops, programs and events. Directory of retreat leaders and spiritual directors and coaches. Retreats include themes with topics including: spiritual retreats, religious retreats, yoga, self improvement, etc.


Spiritual Directors International

http://sdiworld.org

Spiritual Directors International is a learning community committed to advancing spiritual direction around the world. Our membership consists of people from many nations and many faiths. Spiritual Directors International provides programs, publications and practices to support spiritual direction.


Still Waters

http://www.stillwaters.org

Still Waters' mission is to provide a place of silence, solitude and spiritual companionship to help one hear the Shepherd's voice and live prayerfully in their world.  Located in southwestern Michigan.


Washington National Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage

http://www.nationalcathedral.org/worship/prayerPilgrimage.shtml

The Washington National Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage seeks ways to invite an ever-widening circle of persons to embark upon the spiritual journey. Join them for diverse offerings in prayer, devotional practices, and reflection.


Wisdom on the Lake

http://www.wisdomonthelake.com/

The name of our contemplative practice that began as a series of lectures, workshops and meditations drawing from the wisdom teachings of Yeshua*.  From that series, we decided to move forward to explore the contemplative life.  This center in Arkansas offers weekly contemplative gatherings and classes and retreats on contemplative practice.


Working with Oneness- Articles

 http://www.workingwithoneness.org/articles/prayer-earth

 The Working with Oneness website provides a gathering of articles on prayer, meditation, and spiritual ecology supporting their desire for awareness of the oneness of God and all natural beings.


World Prayers

http://www.worldprayers.org

A website dedicated to gathering the great historic and contemporary prayers from all spiritual traditions around the world into a unified Internet archive for the purpose of inspiration, study and cross cultural appreciation.  Prayers from all traditions are invited.  The project is entirely nonprofit and advertisement free.


Zoe White- Becoming All Eye

 http://www.zoewhite.nl

 Zoe White's project is exploring the essence of contemplative “seeing” in daily living and art, for ordinary seeking people, using everyday language.