Ted Talk: “Want to be happy? Be Grateful" with Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar, who suggests we stop, look, and find a reason for gratitude in every situation.
Lapping Waves at Sunset on Lake Superior is nine minutes of calm and respite.
A fantastic book; and the trailer is a beautiful contemplative practice.
Mindful Silence is a film series featuring Phileena Heuertz and her book Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation. See also the 14 films of Earth, Our Original Monastery based on Christine Valters Paintner's book of the same name.
The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion offers 10 Self-Compassion Practices for the Crisis in Ukraine.
We Conspire is a monthly email from the Center for Action and Contemplation featuring wisdom and stories from the emerging Christian contemplative movement and alternative orthodoxy.
Learn more and sign up here.
We are humbled to be featured in Living Lutheran's January, 2022 article and study guide, Contemplating the New Year; Lutherans Explore Meditation, Mindfulness, and Contemplative Practices; article by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni; study guide by Robert C. Blezard.
Daily Round from Kitty O’Meara.
Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation: always profound.
Three lists of Music Curated for Yoga
Poetry Unbound, with Padraig O Tuama, can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, or wherever you listen. Poetry Unbound+, featuring Padraig O Tuama interviewing poets about how their work explores biblical narratives and characters, can be found on The On Being Project's YouTube Channel.
Westminster Presbyterian Church's Thin Places, is a quarterly ecumenical newsletter of writings and individual, small group and congregational prayer opportunities.
Upper Room Books offers a free daily prayer email, New Every Morning.
Alignment shares contemplative practices so that learning to pray together, we might work for justice together.
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.
Wood & Water offer online retreats throughout the year on topics addressing current events and issues.
OnBeing's A Care Package for Uncertain Times: a collection of podcasts, poetry, meditations and reflection for however you’re processing this moment.
Minnesota Contemplative Outreach offers:
Christine Valters Paintner created a prayer cycle to accompany her book Birthing the Holy: Wisdom from Mary to Nurture Creativity and Renewal (Ave Maria Press). The prayer cycle includes video, audio, and written guides for Morning and Evening Prayer. It is a seven-week cycle. The full text and audio for the prayer cycle are available here.
It is available for a free will donation/offering.
Learn more and register/begin to download here.