Contemplative Journal
is an online educational magazine
with the goal to empower people
on the meditative path
through articles, online classes,
and community listings.



Read the Journal for informative spiritual articles on a variety of subjects to enhance your contemplative knowledge.



Study online with one of our respected spiritual teachers for a deeper awakening in your own spiritual journey.



Find inner peace by surrounding yourselves with local communities that can encourage you along the path of enlightenment.

Latest Articles from the Journal

June 16, 2016

Your Secret Life: Why Every Life Needs Secrets for Awakening

Every Life Holds Secrets Every life is a patchwork of secrets, half-truths, evasions, sham

June 9, 2016

Practice the 4 Nons of Awareness to Hold Life Like Water In the Palm of Your Hand

Many years ago, before the Internet, I stumbled across a Chinese proverb, hold life like w

June 2, 2016

8 Interesting Facts About Thomas Moore

Contemplative Journal is so excited to announce that we are partnering with Thomas Moore t

May 26, 2016

An Intro to Sufism: The Mystical Path of Love

Have you ever wondered what Sufism is? Here we have Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee writing about th

May 19, 2016

A Mother’s Gaze: How Mothers Affect Our Inner Growth

You learn the world from your mother’s face. The mother’s eyes, especially, ar

May 11, 2016

10 Lessons I Learned About Befriending the Soul from John O’Donohue

I’m always grateful when I come across authors who speak with a mystical voice. Their po

Featured Communities

Life is to be lived in community. Our heart behind our directory
is to highlight places where you can find solace for your soul
in the midst of a hectic, chaotic world.
Here are some featured communities.

sky farm retreat

Retreat: Sky Farm Heritage

Sky Farm Hermitage was founded by the hermit Fr Dunstan Morrissey in 1975. He established it in the Hesycast tradition with a chapel and nearby hermitages. Wild nature surrounds Sky Farm and draws one into its stillness and silence: this is the rare gift Sky Farm imparts.

Located: Sonoma, California

St Mary by the sea retreat

Retreat: Saint Mary by-the-Sea Retreat House

Saint Mary by-the-Sea, Cape May Point, is a retreat house sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia to provide opportunities for annual retreat for the members of the Congregation and others who desire a similar retreat experience.

Located: Cape May Point, New Jersey

Wilderness Edge Retreat

Retreat: Wilderness Edge Retreat

Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre is located in beautiful Pinawa, Manitoba inside Whiteshell Provincial Park and on the edge of Canada’s Canadian Shield overlooking the Winnipeg River. The Retreat Centre is an adaption of an 80,000 sq. ft. staff house, built in 1963, for Atomic Energy of Canada scientists.

Located: Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada

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