Explore Centering Prayer with modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader Cynthia Bourgeault. This 12-session e-course offers teachings about a no-frills form of meditation that reconnects directly to Christianity’s hidden treasury of mystical wisdom.
Centering Prayer as Practice and Process
Join teachers from Contemplative Outreach for this 12-session e-course to support learning and practicing Centering Prayer. Enjoy essential teachings on establishing or renewing this method of contemplative practice.
Centering Prayer as a Way of Life
Explore how the practice of Centering Prayer evolves into a surrendered life of inner peace and equanimity. This 12-session e-course about Centering Prayer’s profound influence on intentions, attitudes, and actions comes with video teachings from Father Thomas Keating and exploration of other contemplative practices.
The Bhagavad Gita: Yoga’s Essence
Reflect upon some of the most illuminating verses of the Gita with Philip Goldberg. This 28-part e-course captures the central teachings of the Gita and the essence of Hinduism’s universal precepts.
Guidelines for Christian Life, Growth, and Transformation
Ponder and pray Father Thomas Keating’s 42 guidelines for the contemporary Christian spiritual journey. This 46-session e-course offers images, Scripture passages, commentary, practice suggestions and more for embodiment of revelation and inspiration in daily life.
Deepen your prayer life with Jane Vennard, a minister, spiritual director, and professor of prayer and spirituality. This 18-session e-course provides guidance on the most common and most misunderstood form of prayer plus ways to expand the focus of your intercessory prayers.
Living the Hours
Embark on a journey through the monastic practice of punctuating each day with eight points of prayer. This e-course includes 18 sessions on the meaning of the Hours and special readings to enhance your understanding and universal application of them.
Ninety-Nine Names of God
In this 15-session e-course, embark on a journey of discovery and renewal with the Qualities of God revered in Islam/Sufism. This course is open to people of all backgrounds, offering reflections, passages of sacred text, suggested practices, video recordings, and chanting meditation audios.
Poetry and Prayer from the Celtic Tradition
Journey into the mystical wisdom of the Carmina Gadelica to explore some of its most beautiful and inspiring poetry and prayers. In this 12-session e-course, discover how this ancient Celtic lore can bring light and wisdom for every seeker.
Practicing Spirituality with Anglicans
Enjoy the breadth and depth of material in the writings of Desmond Tutu, Lauren Artress, Robert Benson, Alan Jones, Esther De Waal, Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, Tilden Edwards, Nora Gallagher, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Guenther, Morton Kelsey, Sue Monk Kidd, and many others. This course’s 40 emails include a thought-provoking quotation followed by a related practice suggestion as well as encouragement to reflect on the passage and put it into practice during your day.
Practicing Spirituality with Anthony de Mello
Delve into the legacy of worldwide renowned teacher and writer Anthony de Mello, an Indian-born Jesuit priest, spiritual director, and psychotherapist. This 40-day exploration includes short readings of the wisdom stories from Anthony de Mello’s books with corresponding spiritual practice suggestions.
Practicing Spirituality with Catholics
Revel in the enchanted world of 40 different Catholic teachers, such as Joan Chittister, John Dear, Edward Hays, Megan McKenna, Richard Rohr, Joyce Rupp, David Steindl-Rast, Thomas Keating, and Macrina Wiederkehr. This 40-session e-course offers thought-provoking quotations and related devotional and contemplative practices that will enhance your experience of the sacred whether you are on this path or another.
Practicing Spirituality with Edward Hays
Discover the daring mystical sensibility and unbridged imagination of Edward Hays, a master of everyday spirituality. This 40-part e-course provides teachings from Hays’s books and prayer practices for daily use in all circumstances.
Practicing Spirituality with Hindus
Draw upon Hindu spiritual practices and rituals to enhance the meaning of daily life with teachings and practice suggestions. This 40-part e-course gives access to the experiential heart of this venerable religion through the words of such writers as Ram Dass, Ramakrishna, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Diana Eck, Vivekananda, and many others.
Practicing Spirituality with Jews
Access some of the leading Jewish teachers of our time — Lawrence Kushner, Shoni Labowitz, Harold S. Kushner, Rami M. Shapiro, Rodger Kamenetz, Edward Hoffman, Michael Lerner, David Wolpe, and many others. This 40-session e-course will connect you to resources you can use on your spiritual journey as well as suggestions for how you can practice devotion, faith, justice, reverence, and other essential Jewish ideals.
Releasing the Contemplative in You
Explore the role of reading and writing in the development of the spiritual life with Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine nun, theologian, author, and speaker. This 12-part e-course offers short videos with wisdom, practices and other resources revealing the role of reading and writing on a contemplative journey.
Remembrance – The Spiritual Practice of Zhikr
Explore a Sufi practice to develop continuous awareness of divine support through the knowing of the heart. In this 12-session e-course, Kabir Helminski, a Sufi shaikh of the Mevlevi Order, draws upon Sufi masters like Rumi and Ibn Arabi to offer both the knowledge and the “state” of the remembrance practice in a way that is welcoming to people of all religious traditions and spiritual paths.
Thomas Keating’s The Secret Embrace
Reflect on Thomas Keating’s eight final poems with renowned teacher Cynthia Bourgeault, who will cover several key themes, such as the dark night passage, divinization, unitive life, and the transfiguration (rather than dismantling) of the false self. This course includes 12 sessions with Bourgeault’s commentary on the poems, questions for reflection, and daily practices.
Ways to Pray from Around the World
Experience 12 different creative prayer forms with Reverend Maggie Oman Shannon, author of Prayers for Healing, Prayers for Hope and Comfort, and The Way We Pray. This 12-session e-course offers way to enrich your prayer life through incorporating spiritual practices from different cultures and religious traditions.