The School for Contemplative Living
Saturday, March 17, 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.

_______________Quiet Day at Advent House______________
March 23, 2018
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
1637 Seventh St. at Carondelet
Contact Merry Toups for details at
____________Labyrinth Walks____________
Good Friday, Audubon Park, 3-5 pm, Lisa Norris facilitator, or
"Waiting for Resurrection" on Holy Saturday
March 31, 9 am - 12 pm
Munholland UMC, 1201 Metairie Rd. (Fellowship Hall near Elmeer St. door)
Come and go as you wish
_____Reclaiming the Divine Feminine of our Traditions:_____
Women’s Wisdom from Buddhism and Christianity
with Rev. Michaela O'Connor Bono and Sr. Alison McCrary, SFCC
Saturday, April 7, 10 am - 3 pm
Cost: $35 (See details with the Calendar link for 4/7/18)
  ________________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.