Archive | Contemplative

“I Have Disarmed Myself” | The Wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Someone once asked Inayat Khan – founder of the Sufi Order International (now The Inayati Order) and beloved Murshid (or Teacher) to many – “Are you a pessimist?” “No,”  Pir-o-Murshid replied. “An optimist, but with open eyes.” * * * * * * * Someone said to Murshid, “I heard them talk against you.” “Did they?” said he. […]

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Ask Me Anything: In Conversation with Cara Meredith [Interview]

I recently connected with writer, speaker, pastor, podcaster, coach, mama, wife, and activist-theologian Cara Meredith. We talk about The Divine Dance, the writing life, and the experiences that change us. Let’s dive into Cara’s questions, shall we? Tell us a bit about yourself, will you?  Hi Cara – thank you for having me here today. Sure thing! […]

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Point Vierge: In Conversation with Alana Levandoski on Thomas Merton’s Winding Journey [Audio]

I recently sat down with my friend, contemplative singer-songwriter Alana Levandoski, to discuss her upcoming album exploring the life and spirituality of the 20th century Cistercian monk, scribe, and arguably leading mystic of modernity, Thomas Merton. This new album – entitled Point Vierge: the Journey of Thomas Merton in Song – is new collaboration with master contemplative […]

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Divine Dance: Dancing the Law of Three | Brie Stoner

To celebrate the release of The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation with Richard Rohr and me, I’ve asked some of the most radiant and gifted thinkers, teachers, and practitioners I know to share their reflections on why Trinity matters. This week I share a powerful reflection by friend, musician, dancer, mother and scribe, Brie Stoner! If […]

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