An ecumenical ministry of RAYNE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The School for Contemplative Living
Friday, May 07, 2021
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Director

The founding director of the School for Contemplative Living is William Thiele, PhD.
Dr. Thiele wrote about the founding of the School in his first book, Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture, (Wipf & Stock, 2014). He writes more about the contemplative path in his manuscript, available in pdf version, The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere. You can also follow his blog, "A Contemplative Path," on Wordpress.com. Videos about this path are on a page of this website.
     Dr. Thiele serves as adjunct professor at Loyola University, a licensed professional counselor and spiritual director in private practice, a group facilitator with http://pace.group, and a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training. He leads retreats and workshops on contemplative living and compassion cultivation.