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Contemplative Outreach: Contemplative Outreach Ltd. Centering Prayer Resouce

Contemplative Outreach: Contemplative Outreach Ltd. Centering Prayer Resouce | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it
Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network committed to living the contemplative dimension of Christian life through the practice of Centering Prayer, a method of prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of God's presence, contemplative prayer.
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"Sudden Stillness" - Contemplative Photography

"Sudden Stillness" - Contemplative Photography | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it
Fine-Art Photography by Andy Ilachinski, Ilachinski Studios, Inc.
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San Miguel Icons

San Miguel Icons | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it

San Miguel Icons... Icons attempt to portray and bear witness to two realities, the divine and the human, united in an undivided manner. The intent here is not to communicate human ideas about humans or spiritual concepts about the truth but rather to ask the question......"Whose are we?"

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Friends of Silence: December 2011 | Friends of Silence

Friends of Silence: December 2011 | Friends of Silence | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it

Friends of Silence is a non-profit endeavor to facilitate others in reverencing silence, prayer, contemplation, the Divine Guest, and the Oneness of all creation as well as to encourage the life-giving empowerment that derives from the Silence.

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The Benefits of Mindfulness « The Emotion Machine

The Benefits of Mindfulness « The Emotion Machine | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it
A complete list of benefits that have been scientifically linked to mindfulness.
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Seven reasons to practice silent meditation and contemplative prayer

Seven reasons to practice silent meditation and contemplative prayer | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it
Forms of contemplative prayer and meditation have been an important part of spiritual practice since the ancient days of the church, and even before that it was practiced in Jewish traditions that predate Christianity.
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Carl's & Fran's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide (for contemplatives)

Carl's & Fran's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide (for contemplatives) | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it
If you are serious about exploring contemplative or meditative silence in your own life, read this book; if you're like me, you will discover new things about yourself in its pages. ...
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Meditate and Contemplate - In the Silence…

Meditate and Contemplate - In the Silence… | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it
“The law of the Lord is his joy; and on his law he meditates day and night” PS1:2 There is a difference between meditation and contemplation, even though those two words are often interchanged for each other.
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What Kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs, Really? | NeuroTribes

What Kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs, Really? | NeuroTribes | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it

"Using the mind to watch the mind, and ultimately to change how the mind works, is known in cognitive psychology as metacognition. Beneath the poetic cultural trappings of Buddhism, what intensive meditation offers to long-term practitioners is a kind of metacognitive hack of the human operating system (a metaphor that probably crossed Jobs’ mind at some point.) Sitting zazen offered Jobs a practical technique for upgrading the motherboard in his head."


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Settling in the Heart

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The Beauty We Love, is one of my favorite places to visit on the web. There you will find a remarkable collection of passages and poetry of astonishing depth and insight. Earlier today I came acros...
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Wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Ronald!
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louie, louie

louie, louie | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it

Exploring contemplative awareness in daily life, drawing from and with much discussion of the writings of Thomas Merton, aka "Father Louie".

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Renowned Trappist Monk defends ‘centering prayer’

Renowned Trappist Monk defends ‘centering prayer’ | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it

Over the years, Father Meninger has faced many questions about this form of prayer. On Sept. 21, he granted an interview with the Catholic Anchor in an effort to address some of these concerns.

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On Being Blog • Being Comfortable in the Presence of Mystery by...

On Being Blog • Being Comfortable in the Presence of Mystery by... | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it
Being Comfortable in the Presence of Mystery by Krista Tippett, host Mario Livio speaks with Brian Greene (photo: ©The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of the...
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Help me name my new column « Carl McColman

Help me name my new column « Carl McColman | Contemplative Spirituality | Scoop.it
Anyway, the column will explore what it means to be a contemplative in today's spiritual landscape, while trying to maintain a sense of groundedness within a particular tradition (that's the Catholic part), a willingness to consider ...
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AscendingTheHills: Contemplation: A Catalyst for Compassion

St. Augustine of Hippo viewed both the spiritual discipline of meditation and service towards others as essential in the life of a Christian. "No man has a right to lead such a life of ...
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In the Desert of Contemplation, God Transfers Spiritual Nourishment ...

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In the Desert of Contemplation, God Transfers Spiritual Nourishment from the Exterior Emotions to the Interior Spirit. "God desires to withdraw the beginning contemplative from a low manner of loving and lead them on to a ...
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