The School for Contemplative Living
Sunday, August 09, 2020
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Groups

Contemplative Practices in community help us connect with God in the inner sanctuary. 

The Inner Work of Racial Justice
by Rhonda V. Magee
Mondays, 12-1:30 pm

Compassion Cultivation Training (8-weeks)
Classes begin again in September after Labor Day
For information:
A Circle of Trust (reflecting on sacred poetry and writing for the soul)
a group modeled from A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Join us online through Zoom, (email

Weekly Centering Prayer/Meditation Groups:
Mondays, 1o am, Long Beach, MS. Contact Peg for details at 228-860-4569,
(resumes after pandemic)
Mondays, 12 Noon(through Zoom link, email
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm, (through Zoom link).

Wednesdays, 11:30 am, (through Zoom link).

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. (through Zoom link).

Monthly Gatherings: Centering and Sharing
3rd Thursdays - 7 pm, Slidell Group, (through Zoom link from David Kidder).
Contemplative Worship: Check with these sites about in-person worship
Christ Episcopal Cathedral, Sundays, 6:30 pm "Real Presence," 2919 St. Charles Ave.
Real Presence is a Eucharistic contemplative evening service that seeks to engage the heart and senses as well as the mind. Prayer stations and periods of silence combine with traditional Episcopal liturgy to create a sacred space to encounter the divine. (resumes after pandemic)
Wednesdays, 6:45 pmSt. Luke's United Methodist Church
(5875 Canal Blvd. - in Lakeview) (resumes after pandemic)
Contemplative worship after 15 minutes of silent meditation
Taize' Services at:
1. Munholland UMC, 1st & 3rd Sundays, at 6 pm, 1201 Metairie Road(resumes after pandemic)
2. Andy Kates' homeMondays at 6:30 pm921 Fern St, New Orleans, 70118(resumes after pandemic)
2020 Workshops and Retreats
January 15           Compassion Cultivation Training classes with Caroline Campion and William Thiele
January 11           Winter Compassion Retreat at the Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville
January 25          We R Righting Group Workshop with Ellen Morris Prewitt
March 14              Marvelous Light: Resolving Resentments as Spiritual Practice with Shawn Anglim
May 2                    Spiritual Excellence in Islam with Anwer Bashi, PhD
August 20-23   Centering Prayer Online Retreat, led by Bob Mischke (see homepage link)
September 26 Compassion Online Retreat: "The Fierce Heart" with David Cabrera, Jane Chun
October (TBA) The Art of Spiritual Direction with Rev. Susan Gaumer
November 14   11th Annual Contemplative Conference (online) with Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF

1.   Contact us to start a gathering at your church, non-profit or business.

For further information contact William Thiele at