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Need a break from urban noise? We can help.

We ‘re Urban Contemplatives. For the past three years, we’ve been creating mindful moments for the active lives of listeners like you. One way we do this weekly is through our Mindful Moment Podcast.

We begin each episode of the Mindful Moment Podcast with ten minutes of guided contemplation using rest, readings, music and meditation. Most episodes will end by featuring a five minute conversation with fellow contemplatives on their own recent mindful moments. Hosted by UC Founder Eric Barnhart, conversations feature artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens.

New episodes premiere weekly on Sundays at 5pm ET.

To find out more, visit urbancontemplatives.com

and follow us at facebook.com/urbancontemplatives

If you’re hoping to add a few minutes of rest, reconnection and renewal to your life, listen to our first episode, Lost and Found, and enjoy the experience of a Mindful Moment.

Mindful Moment by U‪C‬ Urban Contemplatives

    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Need a break from urban noise? We can help.

We ‘re Urban Contemplatives. For the past three years, we’ve been creating mindful moments for the active lives of listeners like you. One way we do this weekly is through our Mindful Moment Podcast.

We begin each episode of the Mindful Moment Podcast with ten minutes of guided contemplation using rest, readings, music and meditation. Most episodes will end by featuring a five minute conversation with fellow contemplatives on their own recent mindful moments. Hosted by UC Founder Eric Barnhart, conversations feature artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens.

New episodes premiere weekly on Sundays at 5pm ET.

To find out more, visit urbancontemplatives.com

and follow us at facebook.com/urbancontemplatives

If you’re hoping to add a few minutes of rest, reconnection and renewal to your life, listen to our first episode, Lost and Found, and enjoy the experience of a Mindful Moment.

    S2 E9 Rimes McKelveen

    S2 E9 Rimes McKelveen

    Rimes McKelveen buys a tractor. Reading from Billy Joel.
    https://www.faithreasontomfoolery.org (faithreasontomfoolery.org)
    0:00 - Welcome
    0:51 – Reflection: With Love - Eric Barnhart, from In My Life
    4:09 - Contemplative Prayer: Deceit, Honesty
    8:30 - Scripture: Luke 16
    9:29 - Conversation w/ Rimes McKelveen
    Hear full conversation at: https://www.wecontemplate.com (WeContemplate.com)
    16:20 - Closing
    Need a break from urban noise? We can help.
    We ‘re Urban Contemplatives. We create mindful moments for the active lives of listeners like you. One way we do this is through our weekly Mindful Moment Podcast.
    We begin each episode with ten minutes of guided contemplation using rest, readings, music and meditation. Each episode ends with a five-minute conversation between fellow contemplatives on their own recent mindful moments. Hosted by UC Founder Eric Barnhart, conversations feature artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens.
    New episodes premiere weekly on Sundays at 5pm ET.
    It’s a noisy world; step back for a moment to rest and be mindful.
    ---------------------------
    Urban Contemplatives® is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. This podcast, like everything we make, is about helping people like yourself create mindful moments for their active lives through contemplation and conversation.
    We will always offer this podcast for free, without ads, sponsors or endorsements. That commitment helps us be honest and transparent with ourselves as well as our listeners about our motivations and goals.
    If you believe in our mission and would like to partner with us in seeing it continue, then I personally invite you to join us as an official Urban Contemplatives Member. UC Members gain access to exclusive content, including:
    - deep-dive conversations with each Mindful Moment guest
    - invites to our members-only Conversation Groups and online and in-person events
    - music
    - artwork
    - resources for contemplative practice
    - discounts on merch, and the list goes on.
    All for $5/month. Most importantly, your UC Membership makes it possible for us to continue making the Mindful Moment podcast and sharing it all over the world. If you’d like to partner with us, visit
    https://my.captivate.fm/WeContemplate.com (WeContemplate.com )
    to level up and get your membership today.

    • 17 min
    S2 E8 Jennifer Medlock

    S2 E8 Jennifer Medlock

    Jennifer Medlock helps us be the village.
    https://www.mentorupstate.org (MentorUpstate.org)
    0:00 - Welcome
    0:48 – Reflection: Credo - Eric Barnhart, from Ars Orandi, Ars Credendi
    4:49 - Contemplative Prayer: Arrogant, Humble
    9:11 - Scripture: Exodus 10
    10:25 - Conversation w/ Jennifer Medlock
    Hear full conversation at: http://wecontemplate.com/ (WeContemplate.Com)
    16:00 - Closing
    Need a break from urban noise? We can help.
    We ‘re Urban Contemplatives. We create mindful moments for the active lives of listeners like you. One way we do this is through our weekly Mindful Moment Podcast.
    We begin each episode with ten minutes of guided contemplation using rest, readings, music and meditation. Each episode ends with a five-minute conversation between fellow contemplatives on their own recent mindful moments. Hosted by UC Founder Eric Barnhart, conversations feature artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens.
    New episodes premiere weekly on Sundays at 5pm ET.
    It’s a noisy world; step back for a moment to rest and be mindful.
    ---------------------------
    Urban Contemplatives® is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. This podcast, like everything we make, is about helping people like yourself create mindful moments for their active lives through contemplation and conversation.
    We will always offer this podcast for free, without ads, sponsors or endorsements. That commitment helps us be honest and transparent with ourselves as well as our listeners about our motivations and goals.
    If you believe in our mission and would like to partner with us in seeing it continue, then I personally invite you to join us as an official Urban Contemplatives Member. UC Members gain access to exclusive content, including:
    - deep-dive conversations with each Mindful Moment guest
    - invites to our members-only Conversation Groups and online and in-person events
    - music
    - artwork
    - resources for contemplative practice
    - discounts on merch, and the list goes on.
    All for $5/month. Most importantly, your UC Membership makes it possible for us to continue making the Mindful Moment podcast and sharing it all over the world. If you’d like to partner with us, visit
    https://my.captivate.fm/WeContemplate.com (WeContemplate.com )
    to level up and get your membership today.

    • 17 min
    S2 E7 Jed Brewer

    S2 E7 Jed Brewer

    Jed Brewer explains why it's ok to be ugly. Reading from Tolkien.
    https://www.facebookcom/thebridgechicago (Facebook.com/thebridgechicago)
    0:00 - Welcome
    0:50 – Reflection: https://music.apple.com/us/album/ars-orandi-ars-credendi/1163576599 (Assurance; Eric Barnhart, piano)
    3:44 - Contemplative Prayer: Hesitate, Decide
    9:00 - Scripture: Acts 11
    10:55 - Conversation w/ Jed Brewer
    Hear full conversation at: http://wecontemplate.com/ (WeContemplate.Com)
    16:15 - Closing
    Need a break from urban noise? We can help.
    We ‘re Urban Contemplatives. We create mindful moments for the active lives of listeners like you. One way we do this is through our weekly Mindful Moment Podcast.
    We begin each episode with ten minutes of guided contemplation using rest, readings, music and meditation. Each episode ends with a five-minute conversation between fellow contemplatives on their own recent mindful moments. Hosted by UC Founder Eric Barnhart, conversations feature artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens.
    New episodes premiere weekly on Sundays at 5pm ET.
    It’s a noisy world; step back for a moment to rest and be mindful.
    ---------------------------
    Urban Contemplatives® is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. This podcast, like everything we make, is about helping people like yourself create mindful moments for their active lives through contemplation and conversation.
    We will always offer this podcast for free, without ads, sponsors or endorsements. That commitment helps us be honest and transparent with ourselves as well as our listeners about our motivations and goals.
    If you believe in our mission and would like to partner with us in seeing it continue, then I personally invite you to join us as an official Urban Contemplatives Member. UC Members gain access to exclusive content, including:
    - deep-dive conversations with each Mindful Moment guest
    - invites to our members-only Conversation Groups and online and in-person events
    - music
    - artwork
    - resources for contemplative practice
    - discounts on merch, and the list goes on.
    All for $5/month. Most importantly, your UC Membership makes it possible for us to continue making the Mindful Moment podcast and sharing it all over the world. If you’d like to partner with us, visit
    https://my.captivate.fm/WeContemplate.com (WeContemplate.com )
    to level up and get your membership today.

    • 18 min
    S2 E6 Yuri Tsuzuki

    S2 E6 Yuri Tsuzuki

    YuriTsuzuki.com
    Yuri does some heavy lifting. Readings from Terry Pratchett and Stephen King.
    YuriTsuzuki.com
    0:00 - Welcome
    0:50 – Reflection: Prelude; From https://music.apple.com/us/album/ars-orandi-ars-credendi/1163576599 (Ars Orandi, Ars Credendi)
    3:44 - Contemplative Prayer: Cling, Release
    9:00 - Scripture: Mark 8
    10:55 - Conversation w/ Yuri Tsuzuki
    Hear full conversation at: http://wecontemplate.com/ (WeContemplate.Com)
    16:15 - Closing
    Need a break from urban noise? We can help.
    We ‘re Urban Contemplatives. We create mindful moments for the active lives of listeners like you. One way we do this is through our weekly Mindful Moment Podcast.
    We begin each episode with ten minutes of guided contemplation using rest, readings, music and meditation. Each episode ends with a five-minute conversation between fellow contemplatives on their own recent mindful moments. Hosted by UC Founder Eric Barnhart, conversations feature artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens.
    New episodes premiere weekly on Sundays at 5pm ET.
    It’s a noisy world; step back for a moment to rest and be mindful.
    ---------------------------
    Urban Contemplatives® is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. This podcast, like everything we make, is about helping people like yourself create mindful moments for their active lives through contemplation and conversation.
    We will always offer this podcast for free, without ads, sponsors or endorsements. That commitment helps us be honest and transparent with ourselves as well as our listeners about our motivations and goals.
    If you believe in our mission and would like to partner with us in seeing it continue, then I personally invite you to join us as an official Urban Contemplatives Member. UC Members gain access to exclusive content, including:
    - deep-dive conversations with each Mindful Moment guest
    - invites to our members-only Conversation Groups and online and in-person events
    - music
    - artwork
    - resources for contemplative practice
    - discounts on merch, and the list goes on.
    All for $5/month. Most importantly, your UC Membership makes it possible for us to continue making the Mindful Moment podcast and sharing it all over the world. If you’d like to partner with us, visit
    https://my.captivate.fm/WeContemplate.com (WeContemplate.com )
    to level up and get your membership today.

    • 16 min
    S2 E5 Fr Guerric Heckel

    S2 E5 Fr Guerric Heckel

    Fr. Guerric Heckel kicks up his Keens and stays awhile. Reading from Richard Rohr.
    MepkinAbbey.org
    0:00 - Welcome
    0:50 – Reflection: This Is My Father's World; Eric Barnhart, piano
    3:44 - Contemplative Prayer: Pain, Healing
    9:00 - Scripture: Mark 8
    10:55 - Conversation w/ Fr. Guerric Heckel
    Hear full conversation at: http://wecontemplate.com/ (WeContemplate.Com)
    16:15 - Closing
    Need a break from urban noise? We can help.
    We ‘re Urban Contemplatives. We create mindful moments for the active lives of listeners like you. One way we do this is through our weekly Mindful Moment Podcast.
    We begin each episode with ten minutes of guided contemplation using rest, readings, music and meditation. Each episode ends with a five-minute conversation between fellow contemplatives on their own recent mindful moments. Hosted by UC Founder Eric Barnhart, conversations feature artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens.
    New episodes premiere weekly on Sundays at 5pm ET.
    It’s a noisy world; step back for a moment to rest and be mindful.
    ---------------------------
    Urban Contemplatives® is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. This podcast, like everything we make, is about helping people like yourself create mindful moments for their active lives through contemplation and conversation.
    We will always offer this podcast for free, without ads, sponsors or endorsements. That commitment helps us be honest and transparent with ourselves as well as our listeners about our motivations and goals.
    If you believe in our mission and would like to partner with us in seeing it continue, then I personally invite you to join us as an official Urban Contemplatives Member. UC Members gain access to exclusive content, including:
    - deep-dive conversations with each Mindful Moment guest
    - invites to our members-only Conversation Groups and online and in-person events
    - music
    - artwork
    - resources for contemplative practice
    - discounts on merch, and the list goes on.
    All for $5/month. Most importantly, your UC Membership makes it possible for us to continue making the Mindful Moment podcast and sharing it all over the world. If you’d like to partner with us, visit
    https://my.captivate.fm/WeContemplate.com (WeContemplate.com )
    to level up and get your membership today.

    • 17 min
    S2 E4 Charli Mills

    S2 E4 Charli Mills

    Charli Mills wishes upon a star. Reading from G.K. Chesterton.
    https://charlimills.com (CharliMills.com)
    0:00 - Welcome
    0:50 – Reflection: Be Thou My Vision; Charli Mills, voice and harp
    3:44 - Contemplative Prayer: Dismay, Delight
    9:00 - Scripture: Luke 13
    10:55 - Conversation w/ Charli Mills
    Hear full 53-minute conversation at: http://wecontemplate.com/ (WeContemplate.Com)
    16:15 - Closing
    Need a break from urban noise? We can help.
    We ‘re Urban Contemplatives. We create mindful moments for the active lives of listeners like you. One way we do this is through our weekly Mindful Moment Podcast.
    We begin each episode with ten minutes of guided contemplation using rest, readings, music and meditation. Each episode ends with a five-minute conversation between fellow contemplatives on their own recent mindful moments. Hosted by UC Founder Eric Barnhart, conversations feature artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens.
    New episodes premiere weekly on Sundays at 5pm ET.
    It’s a noisy world; step back for a moment to rest and be mindful.
    ---------------------------
    Urban Contemplatives® is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. This podcast, like everything we make, is about helping people like yourself create mindful moments for their active lives through contemplation and conversation.
    We will always offer this podcast for free, without ads, sponsors or endorsements. That commitment helps us be honest and transparent with ourselves as well as our listeners about our motivations and goals.
    If you believe in our mission and would like to partner with us in seeing it continue, then I personally invite you to join us as an official Urban Contemplatives Member. UC Members gain access to exclusive content, including:
    - deep-dive conversations with each Mindful Moment guest
    - invites to our members-only Conversation Groups and online and in-person events
    - music
    - artwork
    - resources for contemplative practice
    - discounts on merch, and the list goes on.
    All for $5/month. Most importantly, your UC Membership makes it possible for us to continue making the Mindful Moment podcast and sharing it all over the world. If you’d like to partner with us, visit
    https://my.captivate.fm/WeContemplate.com (WeContemplate.com )
    to level up and get your membership today.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

WonderAndMull ,

Calming and focusing

I love how each episode draws me to stop, focus in my prayer on truths and the Lord, and to hear how someone else is learning and growing. This grows me in my own walk.

kiddro ,

Good stuff

I really enjoy these weekly podcasts! They really get me in a place of rest and reflection. Great job

Dancing monk ,

Spiritual gift

Eric’s touch playing the piano is more than just musically good - there’s a sense of the Sprit leading him. That may be why the entire podcast is so healing for the soul.

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