The School for Contemplative Living
Monday, November 23, 2020
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Groups

Contemplative Practices in community help us connect with God in the inner sanctuary. 


Contemplative Justice Group (online)

Mondays, 12-1:30 pm, CDT

Love is the Way by Bishop Michael Curry

Zoom link provided by emailing

Jesus' Plan for a New World: The Sermon on the Mount
by Richard Rohr
Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 1 pm, (began 11/4/20)

Compassion Cultivation Training (8-weeks)
with Caroline Campion, MD, and William Thiele, PhD
Classes begin Sunday, January 10, 2-4 pm CDT
Suggested cost: $350 (partial scholarships available)
For information:
A Circle of Trust (reflecting on sacred poetry and writing for the soul)
a group modeled from A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Join us online through Zoom, (email

Weekly Centering Prayer/Meditation Groups:
Mondays, 1o am, Long Beach, MS. Contact Peg for details at 228-860-4569,
(resumes after pandemic)
Mondays, 12 Noon(through Zoom link, email
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm, (through Zoom link, email

Wednesdays, 11:30 am, (through Zoom link, email

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. with Bob Hopkins, MD, (through Zoom link).

Monthly Gatherings: Centering and Sharing
3rd Thursdays - 7 pm, Slidell Group, (through Zoom link from David Kidder).
Contemplative Worship: Check with these sites about in-person worship
Christ Episcopal Cathedral, Sundays, 6:30 pm "Real Presence," 2919 St. Charles Ave.
Real Presence is a Eucharistic contemplative evening service that seeks to engage the heart and senses as well as the mind. Prayer stations and periods of silence combine with traditional Episcopal liturgy to create a sacred space to encounter the divine. (resumes after pandemic)
Wednesdays, 6:45 pmSt. Luke's United Methodist Church
(5875 Canal Blvd. - in Lakeview) (resumes after pandemic)
Contemplative worship after 15 minutes of silent meditation
Taize' Services at:
1. Munholland UMC, 1st & 3rd Sundays, at 6 pm, 1201 Metairie Road(resumes after pandemic)
2. Andy Kates' homeMondays at 6:30 pm921 Fern St, New Orleans, 70118(resumes after pandemic)
2020 Workshops and Retreats
January 15           Compassion Cultivation Training classes with Caroline Campion and William Thiele
January 11           Winter Compassion Retreat at the Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville
January 25          We R Righting Group Workshop with Ellen Morris Prewitt
March 14              Marvelous Light: Resolving Resentments as Spiritual Practice with Shawn Anglim
May 2                    Spiritual Excellence in Islam with Anwer Bashi, PhD
August 20-23      Centering Prayer Online Retreat, led by Bob Mischke
September 26      Compassion Retreat: "The Fierce Heart" with David Cabrera, Jane Chun,
November 14   11th Annual Contemplative Conference (online) with Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF
December 5      Creation-Centered Advent Retreat with Dr. Kathleen O'Gorman (LIM)

1.   Contact us to start a gathering at your church, non-profit or business.

For further information contact William Thiele at