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The Contemplative Light Podcast

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This spirituality and self-help podcast features interviews, stories, and commentary from top writers and authors. Topics include Mysticism, Contemplative Spirituality, Nondual Awakening, Meditation, Christianit Mysticism, Psychology, Buddhism, Integral Theory, Advaita Vedanta, and more. Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through contemplative prayer and meditation. Find us on Facebook where we have a very active community. WE BELIEVE transformation occurs as we confront our own suffering and that of the world. In doing this work, we learn how to trace the roots of our harmful patterns, recognizing they generally grow from our own woundedness. We are therefore committed to see reality as it is and accept it.

This spirituality and self-help podcast features interviews, stories, and commentary from top writers and authors. Topics include Mysticism, Contemplative Spirituality, Nondual Awakening, Meditation, Christianit Mysticism, Psychology, Buddhism, Integral Theory, Advaita Vedanta, and more. Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through contemplative prayer and meditation. Find us on Facebook where we have a very active community. WE BELIEVE transformation occurs as we confront our own suffering and that of the world. In doing this work, we learn how to trace the roots of our harmful patterns, recognizing they generally grow from our own woundedness. We are therefore committed to see reality as it is and accept it.

Location:

San Antonio, TX

Description:

This spirituality and self-help podcast features interviews, stories, and commentary from top writers and authors. Topics include Mysticism, Contemplative Spirituality, Nondual Awakening, Meditation, Christianit Mysticism, Psychology, Buddhism, Integral Theory, Advaita Vedanta, and more. Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through contemplative prayer and meditation. Find us on Facebook where we have a very active community. WE BELIEVE transformation occurs as we confront our own suffering and that of the world. In doing this work, we learn how to trace the roots of our harmful patterns, recognizing they generally grow from our own woundedness. We are therefore committed to see reality as it is and accept it.

Language:

English

Contact:

561-213-2822


Episodes

87. Guy Finley on The Intimate Enemy

1/17/2022
Guy Finley is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and bestselling self-help author. He is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for spiritual self-study located in Merlin, Oregon. He also hosts the Foundation’s Wisdom School — an on-line self-discovery program for seekers of higher self-knowledge. He is the best-selling author of The Secret of Letting Go and 45 other books and audio programs that have sold over 2 million copies, in 26...

Duration:00:40:45

86. Dr. Jana Rentzel On Centering Prayer

1/10/2022
Jana is a spiritual psychologist and spiritual director in private practice. She teaches meditation and contemplative prayer, leads support groups, and creates sacred art. ​She is the founder and creator of Luminas, an online retreat center, offering one- to five-day retreats for those seeking a deeper relationship with the Divine Source of all. The upcoming Centering Prayer Summit mentioned will be amazing! Find out more about it here:...

Duration:00:45:17

85. A Postmodern Teresa Of Avila, with Dr. Elaine Fourie

1/3/2022
Dr. Elaine Fourie is a retired psychologist and trained priest in the Anglican/Episcopalian Church. Elaine chose not to be ordained. She holds a PhD in Industrial Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Systematic Theology. Since retiring, Elaine has become interested in writing and her program for 2021 includes writing a number of eBooks. She has an interest in the integration of psychology and theology as well as writing online courses covering various subjects of interest. Prior to retiring...

Duration:00:52:02

84. Tempted To Believe, with Thom Krystofiak

12/27/2021
Thom Krystofiak holds a B.A. from Harvard (magna cum laude) and an M.A. from Cambridge University (where he was a Knox Fellow). A trained teacher of Transcendental Meditation, he joined an intentional community in Fairfield, Iowa in 1983, where he and his wife continue to live. A rigorous and thoroughgoing skeptic surrounded by ready believers, he has developed unique perspectives on the eternal and ever-new contest of doubt vs. belief. His book, Tempted To Believe, is available on Amazon...

Duration:01:00:42

83. Rev. Bill McDonald On His Three Near-Death Experiences

12/20/2021
Rev. Bill McDonald's life has been a spiritual journey, spanning slightly over 7 decades. His whole life has been a mystical trip in search of gurus, the paranormal, and self-discovery. He has written about his many spiritually transforming experiences and “near-death-experiences” including supernatural events during his combat tour of duty in the Vietnam War. In his books he has shared some incredible spiritual events that are beyond both common understanding or explanation. His...

Duration:01:04:46

82. The Story Of An Organic Enlightenment, with Lucy Grace

12/13/2021
Lucy Grace grew up poor and over time passed through many levels of awakening. She has come to her own enlightenment organically, without spiritual teachers or a formal path, but rather just by feeling her way through life with intuition and surrender. Hers is a fascinating story, and she is a great soul. Contemplative Light is a spiritual organization with a digital magazine, online classes, and resources for the spiritual journey. You can support the show by visiting our website at...

Duration:01:03:03

81. Contemplative Therapy, with Sungshim Loppnow

11/22/2021
Sungshim Loppnow began pastoral counseling in Korea in 1996, then came to the States to study MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy). Since then, she has continued her work as a psychotherapist to study system’s theory, attachment, trauma resolution and brain-based relationship skills. While she is able to accurately assess the presenting problems, Sungshim is also passionate and skilled in helping people grow their capacity for transformation, in order for them to become an agent of...

Duration:00:50:41

80. Nancy Rynes On Her Near-Death Experience

11/12/2021
Nancy Rynes has appeared on NBC news and the Today Show. Nancy was raised in a Christian household but moved away from those teachings by her early 20s. As a scientist, science writer, and corporate trainer, for over two decades Nancy aligned herself with the skepticism prevalent in so much of the scientific community. She remained an atheist until her life-changing bicycling accident and near-death experience (NDE). Now, Nancy is an avid spiritual seeker as well as practitioner of...

Duration:00:55:41

79. Jeff Vander Clute: Listening For Divine Instructions

11/4/2021
Jeff Vander Clute is a friend for the spiritual journey and an adviser to love-based businesses and organizations. He is committed to realizing a healed and transformed world through collective awakening to the source of life. Guided by deep listening and attunement to how life is moving, Jeff helps people to navigate the complexity of these times and discover illumined possibilities. The work provides a field of loving presence that accelerates spiritual development and the flowering of...

Duration:00:50:10

78. Integral Life Practice, with Dr. Bill Epperly

9/15/2021
Bill Epperly is a spiritual director living in Chicago and a longtime friend of Contemplative Light. His website is integralawakenings.com In his own words: "My story begins in New Providence, NJ, where I grew up a member of the Methodist Church. My Christian roots run deep, but from an early age, I was troubled by the idea that Christianity is the only true religion. By age 12, I was an agnostic and might have stayed one were it not for a reintroduction to spirituality in 1985 through...

Duration:00:38:57

77. Trauma And Equanimity, with Chris Luard

8/13/2021
Chris Luard is a meditation teacher living in Thailand. For more info on his retreat, visit his website. Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed...

Duration:00:50:37

76. Roger Butts: Seeds Of Devotion

4/8/2021
Begin your day with a meaningful, meditative spiritual practice. In Seeds of Devotion, Roger Butts delivers evocative and lyrical prose while sharing wisdom from some of the most powerful figures in spirituality today. Tidbits from Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and contemporaries like Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton are sprinkled in this devotional as he reflects on life’s deepest mysteries. Written with an open heart and years of purposeful practice as a chaplain, Roger Butts offers immersive...

Duration:00:29:01

75. The 4 Immeasurable Minds Of Buddhism, with Chris Luard

2/27/2021
Chris returns to the podcast to dive deep in Buddhist practice. Clint Sabom is the Creative Director for Contemplative Light. He also hosts The Sanity Sessions, a podcast about mental health and psychology. Listen here. Support the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)

Duration:01:00:18

74. Reintroducing Revelation, with Phil Vestal

2/7/2021
Greetings and welcome to the Contemplative Light podcast. Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.org Clint's new podcast is The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations. Phil is offering a special 40% off on his monthly...

Duration:00:56:15

73. Cornelius Swart on Christian Wellness

2/1/2021
Greetings and welcome to the Contemplative Light podcast. Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.org The new book Dante’s Road, from our executive director Marc Thomas Shaw, which just won an Nautilus Book Award. Contemplative Light also offers...

Duration:00:30:31

72. Easy-To-Do Spiritual Practices, with Jeff Campbell

1/17/2021
Jeff Campbell is the author of Discovering the Essence: How to Grow a Spiritual Practice When Your Religion Is Cracking Apart, available here. His website has a host of resources here. Clint Sabom has a new podcast. The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with leading experts in psychology and mental health. Contemplative Light has an active facebook community and a website of resources and articles. Clint Sabom is Creative...

Duration:00:49:14

71. Toxic Jesus: From Holy Sh*t To Spiritual Healing, with Marc-Henri Paradella

1/10/2021
Marc-Henri Paradella describes his epic tale recovering from toxic religion. His book is available on Amazon. Clint's new podcast is The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations. Contemplative Light provides education and resources in contemplative spirituality. Find out more at contemplativelight.org Support the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)

Duration:00:38:16

70. Special Announcement

1/2/2021
My new podcast is The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations. The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with leading experts in psychology and mental health. Click below to listen. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sanity-sessions-exploring-mental-illness-maladaptations/id1546807211 The Contemplative Light podcast will continue, and we have some good guests coming up. We're also putting out some...

Duration:00:07:54

69. Keith Kristich on Contemplative Prayer

12/26/2020
Keith Kristich is a certified Centering Prayer and Enneagram teacher. Keith's Closer Than Breath class on contemplative prayer is available here, https://closerthanbreath.com/take-the-course-contemplative-light. Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. Support the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)

Duration:00:39:26

68. Keith Kristich On The Sacred Psychology Of The Enneagram

11/22/2020
Keith Kristich is a certified Centering Prayer and Enneagram teacher. Contemplative Light is delighted to announce our first ever Enneagram series taught by Keith. To find out more, visit https://keithkristich.samcart.com/products/enneagram-basics The enneagram is most commonly known as a personality typing system highlighting 9 unique personalities born of our unconscious motivations that drive our life and behavior. But the enneagram is more than just a “personality typing system.” In...

Duration:00:53:34