Proper 22, Year A Exodus 20:1-20; St. Matthew 21:33-46 October 8, 2017 Tranquilizers or Transformation When my sister and I were kids, we hated doing our chores. She hated cleaning her room, and we would find old sandwiches under her bed. One of my chores—which I found so odd at the time—was dusting... Continue Reading →
Here is a video reflection on the Snowmass gathering for the New Contemplatives Exchange, in August 2017. Many thanks to Leonardo Correa, from Brazil, who is with the World Community for Christian Meditation. Leo did an amazing job capturing a glimpse of what we experienced there.
Christ’s Spirit, Christ’s Mind: A Deeper Stewardship Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind... Continue Reading →
A Call to a Contemplative Reformation: The Church as a Community of Practice, Transformation, and Compassion The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham When the New Contemplatives Exchange gathered at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, at the invitation of Thomas Keating, Tilden Edwards, Laurence Freeman, Richard Rohr, and Margaret Benefiel. I found myself sharing... Continue Reading →
I commend this video to you, of Fr. Martin Laird, OSA, from the PBS series Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. It is a wonderful demonstration of how anchoring ourselves in this contemplative lineage bears fruit in our lives. His argument is particularly profound: we must be contemplatives first, and then we can embody love in the... Continue Reading →
Dear friends, Much fruitful work continues to come out of our shared time in Snowmass at the New Contemplatives Exchange. A big piece of this time together was to delve more deeply into our own contexts in order to more fully explore how to embody and explore the contemplative lineage within the world around us.... Continue Reading →
A very helpful video with Fr. Thomas describing the five levels of consciousness, and the way these levels are understood within the practice of Centering Prayer...
The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham Proper 14, Year A Exodus 12; Romans 13; Matthew 18 September 19, 2017 Lessons from the Frog and the Scorpion This last week, I read a wonderful article by David Benner in the journal Oneing, published by Richard Rohr and the team at the Center for Action and... Continue Reading →
‘The purpose of meditation for each of us is that we come to our own centre. In many traditions, meditation is spoken of as a pilgrimage – a pilgrimage to your own centre, your own heart, and there you learn to remain awake, alive and still ... The importance of meditation is to discover from... Continue Reading →