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    Share your story of how you create space for transformation, and be inspired by others!

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    Contemplative Leadership for Justice

    Inspiring Awareness, Compassion, and Wholeness in pursuit of the good of others. The CLJ is a program of spiritual enrichment to develop leaders who cultivate the wisdom needed to act skillfully in pursuit of justice and the common good

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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

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deepest hunger meet. –  Frederick Buechner   I have come to see my role as that of a a scholar-practitioner.  In all that I…

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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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Creating Space for…Words

Whenever we make the drive between the Twin Cities and St. Louis in the family van, the conversation between my wife and I always seems to turn to asking each other what big, creative ideas are bouncing around our heads….

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Improvements to the Centering Wisdom Assessment

To be totally honest, when I first created the Centering Wisdom Assessment (CWA) for use in my THEO 215: Christian Morality class, I didn’t exactly know what I was doing or where it would lead.  At the time I just…

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“Social Meditation” on Insight Timer

When I first received an email from Maddy inviting me to consider posting guided meditations and podcasts to Insight Timer, I was skeptical.  I hadn’t heard of Insight Timer and I’m always leery when I receive an unsolicited email.  At the…

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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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