Tag Archives: Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture

Sustaining Spiritual Leadership

  Ten years ago this month we launched a School for Contemplative Living. Our mission began as simply “living in stillness, serving in joy.” Over time it evolved into “creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God for personal … Continue reading

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How Advent Actually Happens in Cold, Dark, Desperate Places: Compassion Cultivation at Angola

“Desperate” is defined as “involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with.” Synonyms for “Advent” include “arrival, appearance, emergence, materialization, occurrence, dawn, birth, rise, development.” Compassion warriors show up in desperate … Continue reading

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I was back in prison today…

…and I watched a tear drop onto his chocolate cheek, as Mr. A told the story of his transformation from who he was, decades ago when he took a life as a teenager, to who he is now, and to … Continue reading

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