The School for Contemplative Living
Friday, December 03, 2021
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

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Our Mission

"Creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God
for personal transformation and compassionate service with the world."
Our Motto
"Listening in stillness, serving in joy."
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Our classes, groups, workshops, and retreats are all online!
Use the link to "Our Groups" above for details.
To attend a group, email for the link to that class/group, examples include:
Mondays - Contemplative Justice Group 12-1:30 pm (CDT)
Tuesdays - Centering Prayer practice 12:30-1 pm (CDT)
Wednesdays - Contemplative Life Group 11:30am - 1 pm (CDT)
Thursdays - Creative Encounters Group 7-8 pm (CDT)
Saturdays - Mindful Movement 9-10 am (CDT) and
Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina 10:00-11:00 am (CDT)
Sundays - Sundays at Twilight silent prayer vigil 5:30-7:30 pm (CDT)



Join the Compassion Revolution!
__________Monks in the World video__________
  ________________Podcast Series: 11 Episodes________________
"A Contemplative Path"
with William Thiele, PhD


To learn more from our stories of contemplative living read this book:
Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture,
published by Wipf & Stock, and available on, (William Thiele, author)
You can also follow a blog by William Thiele:
"A Contemplative Path" at
Listening in Stillness
Cultivating a contemplative presence for God involves daily practice of spiritual disciplines in solitude.
Because the journey cannot be completed alone, we also practice and learn with a community

of supportive friends. This, for us, is the inward journey:

"practicing the Presence of God for personal transformation."

Serving in Joy!
Presence for God brings us into God's heart for the world. The result is action -

a response of serving by bringing the Presence into our service. We serve through

our chosen vocations and through shared missions.

We seek compassionate service with the world. This for us is the outward journey