Growing in Love and Wisdom

Readers of this blog know that my love and commitment to the Christian contemplative tradition is balanced by a heartfelt desire to learn more about other faiths, particularly the contemplative dimension of other traditions. Naturally, Buddhism, as a school of wisdom with many rich resources in the practice of meditation, is a particularly appealing tradition to me. I live only about three miles from the Atlanta Shambhala Center, so I've taken several classes there and have gotten to know some … [Read more...]

Of Cats and Interfaith Friendship

My latest post for the Huffington Post is online. Here's the link to go read it:Curiosity May Be Hard On Cats, But It's Great For Interfaith Friendships … [Read more...]

“Five Faiths Explore the Sacred Path” Conference, April 8-10!

I'm excited to announce that I will be participating in a very special interfaith contemplative event in Atlanta, April 8-10!Five Faiths Explore the Sacred Path An Interfaith Contemplative Gathering April 8-10, 2011 First Christian Church of Atlanta's Annual Spirituality Conference 4532 LaVista Road Tucker, GA 30084 770-939-4358 This conference will offer insights from five of the world's major religions regarding the sacred path to God. Contemplation is an essential component of Buddhism, … [Read more...]

Thank you Portland!

I'm back in Atlanta after a dizzying five-day trip to the great Pacific Northwest. While in Portland, OR, I spoke and signed books at the New Renaissance Bookshop, Waverly Heights United Church of Christ, and Sts. Peter & Paul Episcopal Church. I also enjoyed lunch and conversation with members of the Muslim community at a mid-day event sponsored by the Muslim Educational Trust. The entire weekend was put together by Chuck Cooper of Spiritus Abbey and the Institute for Progressive … [Read more...]