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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



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…



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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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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Standing Tall in a Broken World

This past Sunday marked the beginning of the season of Advent in the Christian tradition.  On Sunday evening at a dinner gathering with family friends, our friend Anna commented that she felt as if the world were particularly broken right…


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“Going Forth by Going Within: A Road Map for Connecting Spirituality, Service, and Justice”

This is a transcript of a talk that I presented to about 70 St. Thomas students on Nov. 8, 2015, at the VISION orientation/retreat for students participating in VISION immersion trips over J-term 2016.  A recording of the talk with…



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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