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Dear Fellow Mystics,

Thank you for blessing us with your presence as we joined last Saturday to discuss “With Merton and Keating’s Roadmap, Where Do We Go from Here?” We are always thankful to gather with our fellow contemplatives around the world. Please take a moment to complete this short survey on our event. Your feedback helps our future planning and we value everything you share. Thank you for responding to it.

During our discussion our wisdom teachers Victor Kramer, Vernon Dixon, David Rensberger, and Ed Bacon unveiled their personal perspectives of how one or both of these two Thomases have guided their spiritual journey. Paul Reeves moved us with his contemplative songs and led a session of Centering Prayer.
Our dialogue among the panelists and participants exposed these common threads:

  • Contemplation is essential for the spiritual journey.
  • We are all one in God, not determined by race, religion, or political ideas.
  • A new countercultural movement is emerging where we are moving from the perspective of an individualistic divided self to inclusion.
  • Contemplation moves us from fear-based ideology to embrace love-based oneness.
  • It’s all about love.
  • It is only now.

You can access the entire recording here.

You can access the slide deck here.

Here are some of the resources mentioned during our discussion:

We hope you can join us at these upcoming events:

  • August 20, 2022 - Divine Feminine Big Sit on Zoom 10 am-12 noon EST. Register here.
  • September 10, 2022 - Body Presence and Contemplative Awareness: BioSpiritual Focusing Day of Presence on Zoom with Mike Smoolca. Register here.
  • October 12-16, 2022 - Intensive/Post-Intensive Five-Day Two-Track Retreat on Zoom with Vernon Dixon and Maggie Winfrey. Register here.

We deeply appreciate your donations of any amount. They help defray our technology costs. You can donate here on our website. Thank you. 

We look forward to centering with you in the future. If you have any questions, email us here.

We are all one,

Ed Bacon, Karen Cariello, Vernon Dixon, Victor Kramer, Paul Reeves, David Rensberger, Chris Thompson, and Maggie Winfrey
Contemplative Outreach Atlanta Team


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