GUEST POSTING – The Growing Christ – by Brian Puida Mitchell

“We fear nothingness. That’s why we fear death, of course, which feels like nothingness. Death is the shocking realization that everything I thought…

GUEST POSTING - Waking up with Lent! - by Ernest Morrow

Wake up! The season of Lent is like an alarm clock that starts ringing on Ash Wednesday.  As we journey through its forty days, we intend to become more…

GUEST POSTING - The In and Out of Breath - by Selinde Krayenhoff

“In the spiritual (as in the material) world there is no empty space, and as self, and fears and worries depart out of your lives, it follows that the…

Holy Time in "Hermit Land"

Dear friends,Two weeks into this winter hermit adventure, and I’ve already pretty much lost track of what day of the week this is, so at the moment I’m…

Winter Hermitage

Dear friends,Well, the long-awaited time has at last arrived! After more than ten years in the planning and ground-laying, I have arrived back on Eagle…

GUEST POSTING - The Board Member's Voyage: A Sailor's Challenge

BLOG ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE: Last October Cynthia received a wholehearted endorsement and reference to her book Mystical Hope in a blog entry by scientist,…

A New Place to Call Home

Christmastide greetings to you all!Surprise!!! I have a new home. On the Monday before Christmas I slipped off of Eagle Island in the trough between two…

Christmas Blessings

Dear friends and fellow contemplatives,  We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a joyous and blessed Christmas – and to share this brief…

Remembering Margaret Haines

In early December Margaret Haines, founding president of The Contemplative Society, slipped peacefully from this life on her beloved Salt Spring Island,…

Reflections on Suffering

One of the things I most love about the line of work I’ve fallen into—writing books that push the Christian theological envelope—is that it brings…

Fall Triduum

Helen Daly, one of our Wisdom students in Brattleboro, Vermont, emailed me last week to ask if I could write a couple of paragraphs by what I mean by the…

Off We Go!

 Dear friends,Welcome to our brand new Contemplative Society blogspot! All morning as I’ve pondered about how best to launch this initial post, I find…