Becoming a Wise Elder
Embark on a journey through eight gates, each with its own gift, task, and challenges on the way to becoming wise people. This 18-part e-course offers short essays and practice suggestions for fostering a clear mind, an open heart, a strong spirit, and courageous action in the world.
Explore new tools and wisdom to deepen your understanding of the Twelve Step path with author, teacher and speaker Rami Shapiro. This 12-part e-course applies the Twelve Steps to the addiction from which almost all of us suffer: the addiction to control.
Catalysts for Change
Learn from a variety of great spiritual teachers in this 10-part e-course. Readings and spiritual practices will help you make small steps to turn your life around.
Dark Nights of the Soul
Learn concrete ways to make sense of dark nights and discover life-transforming benefits from them. This course includes 12 lessons in which Thomas Moore explores how the emotions of dark nights can be catalysts to personal transformation. Each lesson also includes practice suggestions for your daily life as well as prompts for reflection and journaling.
Embracing Living: The Welcoming Prayer
Join Contemplative Outreach teachers to learn, deepen or renew this practical and profound prayer. This 12-session e-course includes step-by-step instructions on Welcoming Prayer, as well as core teachings and practices to root this practice in your daily life.
Exploring A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Explore themes and related practices for Flannery O’Connor’s uncompromising yet comical collection of short stories. This four-part e-course includes summaries, commentary, questions for reflection and practice, and journal invitations.
Exploring Puddnhead Wilson
Explore themes and practices for Mark Twain’s satirical novel exploring race, identity, nobility, provinciality, convention, and violence. This four-part e-course includes summaries, commentary, questions for reflection and practice, and journal invitations to aid in contemplating America’s past and its possibilities as presented by a classic literary voice.
The Gift of Life
Join leaders and teachers from Contemplative Outreach to explore the gift of life in all its phases. This 20-part e-course provides contemplative engagement with the great themes of Lent as a way of seeing, reflecting, and then living them in your own life.
Gifts of a Scarred Soul
Open the gifts that your struggles can give you with Benedictine sister and prolific author Joan Chittister. This 12-session e-course offers insights on how the spiritual challenges of struggle can move us to hope and transformation.
Open new pathways for the Divine energies to enter and transform you. This 21-part e-course offers teachings and practices from the wisdom traditions to help you experience the freedom of releasing things.
Living La Vida Yoga
Explore the four yoga pathways, the Eight Limbs, and integrating yogic teachings into our lives with Philip Goldberg, a practitioner, teacher, and writer of India’s spiritual traditions. This 12-part e-course offers practical tips from the yoga tradition that are useful for every spiritual path.
Mastering the Art of Resilience
Join James Kullander for guidance on coping with and rebounding from adversity in a wide variety of situations. This 12-session e-course offers a rich combination of the timeless wisdom of spiritual and philosophical sages down through the ages, contemplative practices, and the insights of contemporary experts in analytical and positive psychology.
Poetry to Renew Your Heart
Join bestselling author Roger Housden to explore the secret of life that allows us to rise again when circumstances have pressed us down. This 21-session e-course offers poems, commentary, reflection guidance, practices and more that will foster your sense of renewal.
Poetry to Transform Your Life
Join Roger Housden for a month’s worth of poems to transport you into a world full of awe, wonder, marvel, deep sorrow, or joy. For this e-course, Roger has chosen a superb collection of spiritually inspiring poems from Mary Oliver, Galway Kinnell, Hafiz, Rumi, Kabir, Rainer Maria Rilke, Naomi Shihab Nye, James Wright, Ellen Bass, Leonard Cohen, Czeslaw Milosz, Jean Pierre de Causadde, Derek Walcott, Wendel Berry, and many others.
Practicing Spirituality during Illness
Discover the tools to help identify and apply the gifts of illness – for those who are sick and caregivers. This 40-part e-course shares spiritual understandings about illness from teachers like Rachel Naomi Remen, Ram Dass, Bruce Epperly, Kat Duff, and Mary C. Earle with spiritual practices that lend meaning to the experience of sickness.
Practicing Spirituality with Parker J. Palmer
Dive into the work and wisdom of a remarkable visionary, writer, speaker, teacher, and social activist. This 40-part e-course provides a multidisciplinary approach to change and transformation as an essential part of the human adventure.
Try this 21-day program on seeing things differently as you put your mind under new management. A wide variety of readings and practices explore reframing as a life-affirming state-of-mind that can turn adversity into advantage, disillusionment into blessings, and stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence
Take the opportunity with musician, poet, videographer, and award-winning author Jan Phillips to develop a deeper, more authentic spiritual practice, leading to clarified insight about what you are being called to do. This 12-session e-course offers videos, poems, and songs to set the stage for your inner work, as well as commentary, questions for contemplation, a practice circle, and two hour-long community gatherings with Jan on Zoom.
Rumi – Living a Spiritual Life
In this 28-part e-course, discover the coherent and universal spiritual teaching that underlie Rumi’s poetry. Commentaries and audio meditations from Kabir and Camille Helminski reveal the startling and important spiritual truths in Rumi’s simple, direct, and unforgettable metaphors.
Sacred Presence with the Dying
Learn how to create a peaceful and sacred environment for a person who is dying with Megory Anderson, theologian, teacher, and Executive Director of the Sacred Dying Foundation. The course’s twelve sessions offer stories, spiritual lessons and readings, as well as practice suggestions, journal reflections, and vigil arrangements.
The Sage’s Tao Te Ching
In this 28-session e-course, explore the wisdom of The Tao Te Ching as reformulated by William Martin into a reflection and insight for the older person in today’s swiftly changing society. Teachings on the Taoist sage provide a model for a life of spirited freedom, contentment, wisdom, and playfulness.
The Transformation of Suffering
Explore suffering as an evolutionary and transformative process in and through the divine/human experience — Christ in us, as us. This 20-session e-course includes excerpts from various Thomas Keating videos and writings, the wisdom of numerous contemplative witnesses and the practice of Visio Divina with the crucifix images of artist William Congdon.
Twenty Strategies for Healing
Gain valuable insight from Drew Leder, M.D., Ph.D., internationally known scholar in the field of healing. This 12-session e-course offers 20 strategies for recovering your life’s wholeness and holiness.
What's New with Old?
Re-envision your life as a vibrant and spirited elder with Sage-ing International leaders and teachers. This course has eight sessions, each of which provides an introductory focus and reflection, a teaching story, questions for thought and practice, a blessing, and additional resources to aid your exploration of aging consciously and gracefully.
The Wisdom Jesus
Join Cynthia Bourgeault for a spiritually inclusive exploration of Jesus’ parables and Beatitudes focusing on transformational practices. This 15-part e-course imparts lessons based in a message of universal love and provides guidance on contemplative practices to bring it into your daily life.