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.
Click below to register for FREE, and join thousands of fellow seekers who will be living the questions alongside you.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Renowned Franciscan Theologian Specializing in Science and Religion
Carmen Acevedo Butcher
Award-winning Translator of Mystics
Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation
Internationally Known Contemplative Teacher, Author and Retreat Leader
The Enneagram Godmother and Bestselling Author
Jesuit Psychoanalyst and Social Justice Advocate
Executive Director of the Shalem Institute
Sufi Expert, Leading Muslim Public Intellectual
Lisa Colón DeLay
Celebrated Author and Spiritual Formator
Author and Contemplative Episcopal Priest
Matthew Blake, OCD
Carmelite Friar and Popular Retreat Director
Writer and Founder of The Contemplative Monk
Popular Spiritual Writer, Podcaster, and Franciscan Sister
Spiritual Pioneer and Co-founder of Integral Christian Network
Jon M. Sweeney
Bestselling Author and Franciscan Scholar
Podcaster and Blogger at Contemplify
Founder of Mindful Christianity community
Nanci Lee Patch
Mindful Movement Teacher
Centering Prayer Trainer, Retreat Leader and Spiritual Director
Live Spiritual Practices
Learn a new different contemplative practice each day guided by a variety of teachers. Take these new spiritual tools with you into the new year!
17 Hours of Continuing Education
Clergy and other professionals can earn 17 CEU's upon completion of the summit. Meet requirements and enrich your ministry or career!
Learn from world-class contemplative teachers, authors, monks, spiritual directors, scholars, and other spiritual explorers who have wisdom for the journey
Watch on Your Schedule
Miss a session? Each session recording will be available for 48 hours following. Want to take your time to simmer in the wisdom? Purchase lifetime access to the whole library!
Rich Interspiritual Insights
Immerse yourself in a wide variety of wisdom traditions, from Quaker to Sufi, Ignatian to Franciscan, Carmelite, Benedictine, and more!
Register now to receive immediate access to:
🎁 A free 30-minute audio teaching on the juiciest parts of the Cloud of Unknowing and Brother Lawrence from Carmen Acevedo Butcher!
🎁 A 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
🎁 A 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.
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Calendar of Events
Radical Love: Tenderness and Justice in the Sufi Tradition | Omid Safi
Stumbling Our Way to God with Brother Lawrence | Carmen Acevedo Butcher
For Love of the Broken Body | Julia Walsh
PRACTICE: Embodied Breathwork | Nanci Lee Patch
Traversing Beyond Home: Life as You Least Expect It | Paul Swanson
Courage and Vitality in the Face of the Unknown | Ilia Delio
Mystical Advent: The Sacred Mother and the Chainsmoking Mystic | Carl McColman
PRACTICE: Resonating Prayer | Luke Healy
At Home Everywhere: Finding Joy in All of Life’s Gifts | Bob Holmes
Ignatian Spirituality & Racial Justice | Patrick Saint Jean
A Quaker at Work: Contemplative Practice & Emotional Intelligence | Margaret Benefiel
PRACTICE: Centering Prayer for Advent | Paul Bane
Carmelite Spirituality & Divine Union | Matthew Blake
Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis | Jon Sweeney
Contemplative Church: Is it Possible? | Stuart Higginbotham
The Urgency of the Contemplative Life | Laurence Freeman
BioSpiritual Focusing: Embodied Presence and Contemplative Awareness | Mike Smoolca
Decentering Whiteness: Embracing All Colors of Spirituality | Lisa Colon DeLay
Enneagram 301: Spiritual Practices for Spiritual Growth | Suzanne Stabile
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.
Put the Adventure back in Advent!
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