The Contemplative Light Podcast, Episode 33: Buddhism, The Four Noble Truths, And The Eight Fold Path

The Contemplative Light Podcast, Episode 33: Buddhism, The Four Noble Truths, And The Eight Fold Path

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.

The Contemplative Light Podcast, Episode 32: Thomas Bushlack On Contemplative Christiantiy

The Contemplative Light Podcast, Episode 32: Thomas Bushlack On Contemplative Christiantiy

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.