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    Listen to Guided Meditations

    I am now posting new guided meditations to Insight Timer. While you’re there you can explore thousands of guided meditations.

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    Centering Wisdom Assessment

    The CWA provides individualized feedback on where we tend to get “hooked” into unhelpful patterns of thought, emotion, and action, and shows us a way to move toward our true center from which wisdom, creativity, and integrity flow

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About

I have come to see my role as that of a a scholar-practitioner.  In all that I do I seek to harness the creative energy that emerges from the intersection between my professional and academic training in Theology and Ethics…

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Podcasts

Listen to guided meditations, retreat talks, or information about contemplative prayer at any time for free! 20 Min Introduction to Centering Prayer & Meditation If you are new to the practice, or just want to freshen up, this Podcast is…

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Workshops, Retreats & Consultation

I am pleased to offer the following services, each of which can be tailored to your group or institution’s needs: Workshops and Retreats Administering the Centering Wisdom Assessment tool (see below) Consultation   Centering Wisdom Assessment™ The Centering Wisdom Assessment…

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Compassion for Oneself: Wisdom from St. Francis de Sales

During his homily today for the feast of St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622 CE), Fr. Jay Harrington, O.P., read the following quote from Francis’s Introduction to the Devout Life.  Self-compassion has become a popular topic in meditation circles recently, so…

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Interdisciplinary Feedback on the Centering for Wisdom Assessment

Tonia Bock (Professor of Psychology, University of St. Thomas) and I were recently fortunate to be able to present the initial results of our validation study of the Centering for Wisdom Assessment tool at the fifth annual conference of the…

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The Dark Side or the Dark Night?

  The dark side clouds everything…Lies, deceit, creating mistrust are his ways now. Yoda, Episode II OK, I admit it.  I’m a Star Wars nerd.  After the kids go to bed, I sometimes pick up my son’s light saber, turn…

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Testimonials

Tom’s reflective style created an atmosphere that both calmed and energized our staff.  This presentation led to a productive and interactive retreat.  Not only did we participate in the meditation but we learned more about the benefits of mindfulness and…

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PMC

Check in here to see what’s going on at the University of St. Thomas’s Project for Mindfulness & Contemplation

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