There is a contemplative dimension of life (CDL) to which we can awaken via nature, science, art or religion. A religious person might say such awakening is a grace and of god’s will. Other’s that it is simply a human potentiality, common to all. This podcast explores how people and traditions understand the CDL and related practices; and how such practices can enrich life experience. HOST: Ron Barnett received a doctorate in psychology and worked for many years in medical research with the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He is a lifelong student and teacher of contemplative practices and the flourishing of human well-being. Ron served as a Board Trustee of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. and Coordinator of its Chapter for metropolitan Washington DC. He now teaches with The Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography. CONTACT: email@example.com. BLOG: https://allthingscontemplative.com
Episode 4: Marathon Swimming: The Inner Experience with Jim Clifford
“My mind was racing with a thousand thoughts. I was not sure how I would deal with the long, dark hours to come but I soon noticed that each hand pull stirred up the bioluminescence in the water and broke up the darkness below. After I mentally adjusted...
Episode 3: Organization or Organism?: The Story of Contemplative Outreach with Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler
Gail, now retired, was the president of Contemplative Outreach Ltd. (CO) for 33 years. CO is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Christian Gospel. The common desire for...
Episode 2: Guests Update, Reflection on Contemplative Mind
In this Episode 2 host Ron Barnett provides an update on the scheduling and interviewing of the initial group of guests. And shares a reflection on the nature of contemplative mind in contrast to our ordinary always running "thinking mind".All Things...
Episode 1: Welcome and Introduction
Ron Barnett your host extends a welcome to listeners of this new podcast and describes how it aims to explore the contemplative dimension of life and living with invited guests.