An online gathering for Spiritual Explorers--with leading wisdom teachers!


An online gathering for Spiritual Explorers--with leading wisdom teachers! 


Live the Questions, Together. 

What does it look like to settle into Mystery? 

It's not always easy to release our grasp on certitude in exchange for the adventure of the Unknown.

The biggest questions do not come with neatly packaged answers:

How do we trade control for acceptance?

How do we work to change the things we cannot accept? 

What is this divine union our hearts long for so? 

What can the mystics teach us about becoming whole?

And what does spiritual growth actually look like in a season of darkness and wintering?

As the northern hemisphere settles into the womb-like days of darkness and waiting, we invite you to settle in with the Earth, find your ground, and sit at the feet of some of the top contemplative teachers of our time. 


"I have found it life-giving, nourishing, informative, enriching and a deeply spiritual experience."

I would just like to express my deep, deep gratitude for what you and your team have provided for me (and others) over the last few days through the contemplative summit. It has been absolutely WONDERFUL. I have found it life-giving, nourishing, informative, enriching and a deeply spiritual experience. 

- Marie O' Donovan


Ilia Delio

Renowned Franciscan Theologian Specializing in Science and Religion

Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Award-winning Translator of Mystics

Laurence Freeman

Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation

Carl McColman

Internationally Known Contemplative Teacher, Author and Retreat Leader

Suzanne Stabile

The Enneagram Godmother and Bestselling Author

Patrick Saint-Jean

Jesuit Psychoanalyst and Social Justice Advocate

Margaret Benefiel

Executive Director of the Shalem Institute 

Omid Safi

Sufi Expert, Leading Muslim Public Intellectual 

Lisa Colón DeLay

Celebrated Author and Spiritual Formator 

Stuart Higginbotham

Author and Contemplative Episcopal Priest 

Matthew Blake, OCD

Carmelite Friar and Popular Retreat Director

Bob Holmes

Writer and Founder of The Contemplative Monk

Julia Walsh

Popular Spiritual Writer, Podcaster, and Franciscan Sister

Luke Healy

Spiritual Pioneer and Co-founder of Integral Christian Network

Jon M. Sweeney

Bestselling Author and Franciscan Scholar

Paul Swanson

Podcaster and Blogger at Contemplify

Paul Bane 

Founder of Mindful Christianity community

Nanci Lee Patch

Mindful Movement Teacher 

Mike Smoolca

Centering Prayer Trainer, Retreat Leader and Spiritual Director



 mystic misfit


 deep diver

You've found the right place.  




Spiritual Practices

Learn new contemplative practices guided by seasoned teachers. Take these new spiritual tools with you on your journey!

19 Hours of Continuing Education 

Clergy and other professionals can earn 19 CEU's upon completion of the summit. Meet requirements and enrich your ministry or career!

World-Renowned Experts

Learn from world-class contemplative teachers, authors, monks, spiritual directors, scholars, and other spiritual explorers who have wisdom for the journey

Watch What You Want, Whenever You Want

No need to worry about missing sessions! With lifetime access, the entire collection will always be available for you to stream on your schedule. No limitations, watch what you want!

Rich Interspiritual Insights 

Immerse yourself in a wide variety of wisdom traditions, from Quaker to Sufi, Ignatian to Franciscan, Carmelite, Benedictine, and more!

Free bonus bundle:

🎁 A free 30-minute audio teaching on the juiciest parts of the Cloud of Unknowing and Brother Lawrence from Carmen Acevedo Butcher!

🎁 free audio teaching from Omid Safi, where he walks you gently into the heart of Islamic mysticism through ancient poetry and his profound presence.

🎁 An exclusive study guide to Carl McColman's book, The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism (Carl has studied and taught more mystics than most people alive!)

🎁 A free download of the Litany for Our Inability to End Gun Violence by Sister Julia Walsh

🎁 free chapter of Lisa Colon DeLay's popular book, The Wild Land Within: Cultivating Wholeness Through Spiritual Practice!

🎁 A free 90-minute class on Jon Sweeney's highly acclaimed book, Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis!

🎁 A free ebook by Mike Smoolca, guiding you step-by-step through 3 embodied practices! Each is designed to draw you into deeper contemplative awareness.

🎁 A free Advent Mini Retreat by Kelly Deutsch: Learn what can Mary teach us about our own seasons of longing, about our restless yearnings, about our desire for divine union.



A $1497 value for only $97!


Conferences with this many headliner speakers easily run into the thousands.

But for only $97, you can receive lifetime access to the complete library of Contemplative Summit sessions.

That's 15+ hours of illuminating conversations with today's top contemplative voices--that you can steep in over and over again.

Choose Your Package:

Lifetime Access

$97 One-time Payment

You'll receive:

  • All video replays from the event--watch on your schedule!
  • Lifetime access to the entire library of 2023 Contemplative Summit sessions 
  • Ability to review key moments from the event
  • Bonus bundle from our speakers, valued at an additional $1400!

All-Access Pass

$197 One-time Payment

You'll receive:

  • Transcripts of all sessions so you can savor every moment 
  • Downloadable audio to listen on the go
  • All video replays from the event--watch on your schedule!
  • Lifetime access to the entire library of 2023 Contemplative Summit sessions 
  • Ability to review key moments from the event
  • Bonus bundle from our speakers, valued at an additional $1400!

Sessions Include: 

Overwhelmed by all the sessions?

Register now to spend spacious time with each one. Savor the teachings, practices, and conversations for years to come!


Meet the Host



Kelly is the founder and bestselling author of Spiritual Wanderlust. A former nun, Kelly is passionate about supporting others on the path to divine union. She has facilitated popular programs such as The Women Mystics School, The Celtic Spirituality School, and the highly anticipated Modern Mystics School. She speaks internationally and writes on the intersection of mysticism, neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and embodiment.


"I want to thank you for one of the best summits I have attended ever- The Contemplative Summit. Each and every session was full and rich and I have been immensely blessed."

- Rev. Dr. Zoleka Adams

"I hadn't got around to thanking you and your team for this amazing series. Being able to be part of a shared reflective process during Advent was a real gift, and made me 'slow down', listen with heart, and be a little more open to Mystery which surrounds. A true 'treasure in the field'. Deep gratitude and blessings to you and your team."

- Teresa Anderson

"I have been blessed beyond all expectations. I listened to Matthew three times and took notes. I didn't want to forget the grace he planted in my soul.
I thought your words as you interviewed were as powerful as your guests.
I am filled to overflowing."

- Lorraine Coscia-Ackerman

"Kelly, your articulate introductions and offering questions to the speakers has been a gift with the speakers themselves. You have offered me thoughts of depth for these days of Advent as I am preparing for Christmas on a new level. Thank you for your choice of speakers and your thoughtfully worded questions to each. "

- Helen T Kock

Frequently Asked Questions 

This is a rare chance to learn alongside leading contemplative teachers.


From Ilia Delio's genius to Laurence Freeman's Benedictine wisdom, Bob Holmes' poetry to Fr. Matt Blake's Carmelite deep dive, every session will be yours to absorb to the last drop


Access the entire library now!