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Doctoral student Jason Brown takes a monastic life retreat.

Chris Saade on the inclusive spirituality unleashing an epidemic of positive change.


Jamal Rahman awakens the soul with the Mulla's comic teaching stories.

Explore faith as inner knowing, not received beliefs.

Fundamentalism in the Darndest Places.

Honoring Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi 1924–2014

Tony Campolo on contemplative prayer

Toinette Lippe's spiritual pilgrimage with Joan Halifax and Kazuaki Tanahashi

Break the cycle of repeating patterns of pain with Joseph Drumheller.



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Rumination on Contemplation
Rev. Mac Legerton


We develop a way of sitting in silence and stillness. We begin learning to sustain the presence gained in sitting throughout our daily lives. Our sitting practice expands. Our life of contemplation becomes the fullness of our daily living and practice. We learn to enter, live in, and love through the unceasing presence of sacred space. Our life becomes a constant, perpetual, and endless contour of the sacred cause. Our words become the utterance of love, preceded and followed by the deep silence of the divine. We recess the rush, stop, halt the hurry, decelerate the dash, tender our troubles, and live in the unction while we function. While we move through the flux of our days and lives, we learn to love the unexpected, and our lives take on the distinctive pattern of the divine, sustaining the pitch of presence, the tone our tenderness, and the infinite stress on the sacred. We organize all our relations in this same way and learn how to be to-gether – to-gather - ourselves in this space as a powerful we through which we shape ourselves and society. We face danger and are not afraid. We face conflict and are not disturbed. We carry forward, incarnating compassion and shifting our human frailties, in all our individual and cultural forms, away from harm and destruction. May we do this together, may we be vessels and may the power of our actions shift and move our other humanimals, and all of our human systems toward the justness and equanimity, that we all know in our hearts, is both necessary and possible.

Presented at the Aspen Chapel on June 15, 2014 as a part of the Morning Service related to the Aspen Interspiritual Conference, June 13-15, 2014.

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Rev. Mac Legerton OUnI, MAETS, EdD-ABD Co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Community Action in rural, southeastern North Carolina. An ordained minister in the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ, he is also a member and leader in the National Guild for Spiritual Guidance and former Board Member and resident of the Windcall Institute. He is presently writing a book on contemplative and eco-spirituality entitled Spirit Sense: Living in the Fullness of God.



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