The School for Contemplative Living
Friday, September 21, 2018
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Mission

Creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God for personal transformation and compassionate service with the world.

____________"An Evening with Anne Lamott"____________
Saturday, October 20, 6-8:30 pm
Speaking from her upcoming book: Almost Everything
St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave.
Registration links are below:
And you can also buy tickets straight through FB linked to Eventbrite:
6 pm Matt Lemmler's New Orleans Jazz Revival with Guided Meditation
7 pm Anne Lamott speaking and Q & A
Cost: $50 (includes copy of her new book: Almost Everything)
_______Compassion Cultivation Training_______
with William Thiele, or Lara Naughton, certified CCT teachers
Suggested donation for 8-week course: $350 (partial scholarships available)
Classes start: Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 pm on 9/5/18, or Sundays 1-3 pm on 9/9/18 with William
Classes start: Wednesdays 7-9 pm, on 10/3/18 with Lara
RSVP: or
______________Quiet Day at Advent House_______________
Friday, September 21, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Begins and ends with group centering prayer,
and bring lunch, journal, reading, art, as you wish.
______________Soul Collage_______________
with Cindy Serio, spiritual director
Saturday, September 22, 9 am - 3 pm
Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Rd.
Suggested donation: $40 (and bring your lunch)
__________Monks in the World video__________
  ________________Podcast Series: 11 Episodes________________
"A Contemplative Path"
with William Thiele, PhD
Link to Our Groups above for all our weekly classes/monthly workshops


Become a member/supporter of the School today! 

To support our mission, become a member/supporter for $40 or more.

Checks to Rayne UMC, with "SCL membership" on the memo line

3900 St. Charles Ave. NOLA 70115

(Members are invited to deduct $5 from any workshop fee.)


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), Listen to a brief youtube description here.
You can also follow a blog by William Thiele:
"A Contemplative Path" at
8th Annual Contemplative Conference: December 1-2, 2017
The Divine Dance with the Trinity
Thanks to the donated video work of Don Downey. You can learn more about his work
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 radical engagement with the world. This for us is the outward journey.

To connect with a class, practice group, or workshop - link to Our Groups.