Christiana and I talk about all sorts of strange stuff.
Chris Luard talks about his practice and how Buddhism has influenced. This serves as a good practical introduction to Buddhist principles and how they might help facilitate growth and healing. Chris generally distances himself from ostensibly religious labels, preferring to call himself ‘someone who practices the dharma,’ rather than a Buddhist. This has certainly been the approach of many contemporary spiritual guides, and this secularization of mystical practices has perhaps been largely responsible for the growth of yoga and mindfulness in the West.
Dr. Thomas Bushlack is associate professor of Theology and Christian Ethics at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO, where he is also assistant director of the Ashley-O’Rourke Center for Health Ministry Leadership. He is also a Trustee of the Trust for the Meditation Process, an Oblate of St. John’s Abbey (Collegeville, MN), and a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer through Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. As a scholar, teacher, and author he enjoys offering workshops, retreats, and consultations with a variety of groups and organizations.
Amos smith talks with Clint about his new book, Be Still And Listen. You can pre-order Dr. Smith's new book here.
This interview is with musician Trevor Oswalt, whose music and band, East Forest has done a feature with Ted Talks, musical collaboration with Deepak Chopra, and live performances all over the world, often at sacred ceremonies.
Living a contemplative life is not very easy in this crazy world. Doing contemplative practices and praying regularly is hard, too. Here, we talk about some of the challenges we have faced and some struggles common to the contemplative journey.