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Awareness On The Stage of Life: No Rehearsal Required

What would it be like to perform with awareness onstage with no advance preparation? David Ellzey reflects on his experience doing so at the Science and Non-duality conference and connects those onstage lessons with how we live on the stage of daily life.  Performing in the...

8 Interesting Facts About Thomas Moore

Contemplative Journal is so excited to announce that we are partnering with Thomas Moore to offer an exclusive video series this summer. Read on for more information about Thomas Moore and our video series. If you haven’t heard of Thomas Moore, read up on him below....

5 Contemplative Steps for Moving from Intent to Action

Here are 5 contemplative steps to help us move our inward intentions into true outward actions in our lives. Fully awake, fully active, fully aware is Thomas Merton’s description of contemplation. Living in ways that keep us awake, aware, and active may be difficult. By resting...

The Importance of Community in Contemplation

Community at Shambhala Meditation Center The Shambhala Meditation Center of St. Petersburg, Florida is a bit tricky to find after sundown. Located in a large building occupied by alternative healers and a yoga studio in a residential neighborhood in downtown St. Pete, the entrance to the...