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This spirituality and self-help podcast features interviews, stories, and commentary from top writers and authors. Topics include Mysticism, Contemplative Spirituality, Nondual Awakening, Meditation, Christianit Mysticism, Psychology, Buddhism, Integral Theory, Advaita Vedanta, and more. Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through contemplative prayer and meditation. Find us on Facebook where we have a very active community. WE BELIEVE transformation occurs as we confront our own suffering and that of the world. In doing this work, we learn how to trace the roots of our harmful patterns, recognizing they generally grow from our own woundedness. We are therefore committed to see reality as it is and accept it.
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Bill Epperly is a spiritual director living in Chicago and a longtime friend of Contemplative Light.   His website is integralawakenings.com In his own words: "My story begins in New Providence, NJ, where I grew up a member of the Methodist Church. My Christian roots run deep, but from an early age, I was troubled by the idea that Christianity is the only true religion. By age 12, I was an agnostic and might have stayed one were it not for a reintroduction to spirituality in 1985 through participation in a 12 step group. Then,  in 1987, I had a spontaneous and powerful “peak experience” of oneness with everything while attending a talk by Br David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk. In that moment of illumination, my story took an unexpected turn. I lost interest in my graduate studies and became a spiritual seeker. I began formal study of the Christian contemplative tradition and took up contemplative prayer. My interest in world religions grew strong and I read up on the lively interreligious dialogue between Buddhist and Christian monastics. This led me to become curious about zen and  Zen Buddhism, which seemed the antithesis of theist Christianity. Encouraged by early experiences with Zen meditation, I decided to take up formal study of Zen, initially as a new Christian prayer form. My experiences of God and community life were so positive that I undertook three years of residential training at Zen Buddhist Temples in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Chicago. I left that community in 1993, but elements of that time of practice and community living continue to inform and enrich me. During those years I was introduced to Ken Wilbers integral approach and I have worked to create an integral approach to spirituality that draws on Zen Buddhist, Christian Contemplative, and modern psychologically-based spiritual approaches.Support the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Chris Luard is a meditation teacher living in Thailand.  For more info on his retreat, visit his website.Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Begin your day with a meaningful, meditative spiritual practice.In Seeds of Devotion, Roger Butts delivers evocative and lyrical prose while sharing wisdom from some of the most powerful figures in spirituality today. Tidbits from Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and contemporaries like Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton are sprinkled in this devotional as he reflects on life’s deepest mysteries.Written with an open heart and years of purposeful practice as a chaplain, Roger Butts offers immersive passages with Reflection questions allowing for further spiritual exploration at the end of each devotion.This book invites you to ask bigger questions of yourself and your life while immersed in meditative silence. These prayers and reflections are meant to guide you to a place of peace and spirituality but also challenge you to delve further into your grace.But most importantly, they are all designed to help you listen and connect with the deep wisdom of your heart.Roger Butts is a hospital chaplain in a 500 bed hospital in Colorado Springs. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister for nearly 20 years, he is a member of the International Thomas Merton Society and the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship. He enjoys tennis, reading, and music. His wife, Rev. Marta Fioriti, is minister of Black Forest Community Church. He has three teenagers and a black lab named Gracie. He attended Appalachian State and Wesley Theological Seminary (DC). Seeds of Devotion is his first book.Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Chris returns to the podcast to dive deep in Buddhist practice.  Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Greetings and welcome to the Contemplative Light podcast.   Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.org  Clint's new podcast is The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations.Phil is offering a special 40% off on his monthly memberships where you can receive insight and resources into Christian Yoga, guided meditations, prayer practices, and more.   You can sign up here and there is a 3 day free trial during Lent. Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Greetings and welcome to the Contemplative Light podcast.   Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.org  The new book Dante’s Road, from our executive director Marc Thomas Shaw, which   just  won an Nautilus Book Award.  Contemplative Light also offers classes on spirituality and mysticism.   Clint Sabom has a new podcast. The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with leading experts in psychology and mental health.    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sanity-sessions-exploring-mental-illness-maladaptations/id1546807211Cornelius Swart’s Praxis tries to combine evidence-based wellness practices with ancient Christian tradition. PraXis wants to bring the healthy body and mind back into daily prayer life as a way to glorify God.https://praxiswellness.center/author/portlandmedialab/Support the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Jeff Campbell is the author of Discovering the Essence: How to Grow a Spiritual Practice When Your Religion Is Cracking Apart, available here.   His website has a host of resources here. Clint Sabom has a new podcast. The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with leading experts in psychology and mental health.   Contemplative Light has an active facebook community and a website of resources and articles.  Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Marc-Henri Paradella describes his epic tale recovering from toxic religion.   His book is available on Amazon.Clint's new podcast is The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations.Contemplative Light provides education and resources in contemplative spirituality. Find out more at contemplativelight.orgSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
My new podcast is The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations. The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with leading experts in psychology and mental health.  Click below to listen. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sanity-sessions-exploring-mental-illness-maladaptations/id1546807211The Contemplative Light podcast will continue, and we have some good guests coming up.   We're also putting out some great articles by our team of writers at contemplativelight.orgSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Keith Kristich is a certified Centering Prayer and Enneagram teacher. Keith's Closer Than Breath class on contemplative prayer is available here, https://closerthanbreath.com/take-the-course-contemplative-light.Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. Support the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Keith Kristich is a certified Centering Prayer and Enneagram teacher.   Contemplative Light is delighted to announce our first ever Enneagram series taught by Keith.  To find out more, visit https://keithkristich.samcart.com/products/enneagram-basicsThe enneagram is most commonly known as a personality typing system highlighting 9 unique personalities born of our unconscious motivations that drive our life and behavior.But the enneagram is more than just a “personality typing system.”In essence, the Enneagram is a form of sacred psychology, blending spirituality and psychology, offering an integrated path for personal transformation. As a 9-pointed symbol, it maps the dynamic nature of human consciousness, weaving and integrating mind, heart, body, and soul.Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.org  Guy Finley is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and bestselling self-help author.  He is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for spiritual self-study located in Merlin, Oregon. He also hosts the Foundation’s Wisdom School — an on-line self-discovery program for seekers of higher self-knowledge. He is the best-selling author of The Secret of Letting Go and 45 other books and audio programs that have sold over 2 million copies, in 26 languages, Guy is now offering online classes every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning.   These classes are free to all and have been attended by hundreds of students throughout the world. You can learn more and register at www.guyfinley.org/online. Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Our longtime friend Rich Lewis talks about centering prayer and his book.Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer.Download our guided Centering Prayer session here: https://contemplativelight.org/guided-centering-prayer-download/We offer a free mini course from Contemplative Light Walking With The Christian Mystics available here: https://contemplativelight.org/walking-with-the-christian-mystics/There is also a full course on the Christian Mystics from Contemplative Light available here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/living-sacramentsClint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer.Download our guided Centering Prayer session here: https://contemplativelight.org/guided-centering-prayer-download/We offer a free mini course from Contemplative Light Walking With The Christian Mystics available here: https://contemplativelight.org/walking-with-the-christian-mystics/There is also a full course on the Christian Mystics from Contemplative Light available here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/living-sacramentsClint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer.Download our guided Centering Prayer session here: https://contemplativelight.org/guided-centering-prayer-download/We offer a free mini course from Contemplative Light Walking With The Christian Mystics available here: https://contemplativelight.org/walking-with-the-christian-mystics/There is also a full course on the Christian Mystics from Contemplative Light available here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/living-sacramentsClint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.org  The new book Dante’s Road, from our executive director Marc Thomas Shaw, which   just  won an Nautilus Book Award.  Contemplative Light also offers classes on spirituality and mysticism.  You can click on this link to get our free mini course.Gary Gregory Gach is an American author, translator, editor, teacher and poet living on Russian Hill, San Francisco. His work has been translated into several languages, and has appeared in several anthologies and numerous periodicals.Author page: GaryGach.comMy links: LinkTr.ee/GaryGachCurrent book: PAUSE  •  BREATHE  •  SMILE As Paperback & as Audio Thich Nhat Hanh & the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism  http://PlumVillage.orgLongevity Stick Qi Gong : https://tinyurl.com/yattjxubhttps://tinyurl.com/y98x384xIntegral Tai Chi   [ I still have to find some better ones [https://www.integral-taichi.org/english/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt6VO3dbukkContemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer.Download our guided Centering Prayer session here: https://contemplativelight.org/guided-centering-prayer-download/We offer a free mini course from Contemplative Light Walking With The Christian Mystics available here: https://contemplativelight.org/walking-with-the-christian-mystics/There is also a full course on the Christian Mystics from Contemplative Light available here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/living-sacramentsClint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
A MESSAGE FROM CONTEMPLATIVE LIGHT: https://contemplativelight.org/a-message-from-contemplative-light/Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.org  The new book Dante’s Road, from our executive director Marc Thomas Shaw, which   just  won an Nautilus Book Award.  Contemplative Light also offers classes on spirituality and mysticism.  You can click on the link below to see our course offerings.https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/Support the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
Greetings and welcome to the Contemplative Light podcast. I’m your host Clint Sabom. Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.org  The new book Dante’s Road, from our executive director Marc Thomas Shaw, which   just  won an Nautilus Book Award.  Contemplative Light also offers classes on spirituality and mysticism.  You can click on the link below to see our course offerings.https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/Support the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
My guest today is   Amoda Maa. Amoda Maa is a spiritual teacher, offering meetings and retreats to support and deepen the living of an awakened life. She has been sharing her teachings since 2012, initially at small gatherings. Today, her teachings are followed by a growing number of seekers world-wide. Amoda brings to her teachings a depth and breadth of understanding of the human journey, born out of her own immersion in the furnace of personal transformation. In 2002, in the depths of existential aloneness, she experienced a profound awakening in which there was a liberation of self from the knot of ego and an ongoing unfoldment into inner silence. After a long period of integration, in which all seeking and all methods stopped, she started to speak in public. Her teachings are free of any ideology and are not affiliated with any lineage or tradition. While she is often referred to as a ‘nondual teacher,’ she prefers to emphasize the full embracement of the human experience as a path to liberation. Her work continues to evolve in alignment with the real-life concerns of the modern-day seeker of peace and fulfillment in an increasingly chaotic world. And I highly recommend her most recent book, Embodied Enlightenment.  It’s been a big help to me.  Our conversation had lots of good depth to it so hope you enjoy.   Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer.Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
On this podcast, popular storyteller Kamla Kapur tells us about her own experience of the current world situation. She gives us an intimate portrait of her day-to-day quarantine life, full of panic and wonder, confronting death and giving thanks to Life. We discuss many themes of the coronavirus pandemic: our connection to the invisible, exploring the universe within, the energy of the earth, and the opportunity to relinquish the unnecessary attachments we’ve carried for too long. A soul made real through a rich life of suffering and triumph, Kamla Kapur blesses us with her human vulnerability in this episode. Kamla K. Kapur is the author of Ganesha Goes to Lunch, Rumi: Tales Of The Spirit, and The Singing Guru. She has also published two books of poetry, As a Fountain in a Garden and Radha Sings: Erotic Love Poems, numerous short stories, and a series of award-winning plays. And the follow-up book to The Singing Guru, Into The Great Heart, will be coming out on the 28th of this month.  She divides her time living in the Kullu Valley in the Indian Himalayas and in Southern California.  Her books draw on the wisdom of the Hindu, Sikh, and Sufi traditions.  You can find out more about her on her website, kamlakkapur.comContemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.org  Support the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)
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