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Mindful Meditation
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Every Wednesday 9 am
Join us to experience the various styles of "guided" meditation. Those new to meditation will find these sessions helpful, as well as experienced meditators.

Way of Mastery
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Every Thursday 8:30 am
A support, sharing and spiritual growth group that uses books such as "The Way of Mastery" and "A Course of Love," as discussion guides.

Spiritual Sharing Circle
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2nd Thursday 6:45 pm
A place for interested persons to regularly gather and share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Programs and Events
The Center offers a wide variety of events, programs and classes. We hope you find these meaningful in your own spiritual journey. We also invite you to join us in supporting the Center through your membership and donations. If you have any questions, contact us by email at info@contemporarymysticism.org and click here to join our mailing list.
Clifford CutlerThe Rev. Clifford Cutler Retires
On May 5 the Rev. E. Clifford Cutler retired as rector of Saint Paul's Church and as President of the Center. He and his wife, Amy, will be moving to Massachusetts. Click to read more about Cliff's retirement and his role in the founding and leading of the Center
Spiritual Evolution of a Presbyterian Pastor
with Patricia Pearce
St. Paul's Parish Hall, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave, Phila
Sunday, June 2, 2:00 pm

Beyone JesusPatricia PearceWhat do we do when our spiritual journey takes us beyond the bounds of the belief system in which we grew up? How do we navigate the conflicts we feel between our loyalty to the tradition we inherited and the inner promptings calling us to explore new realms? Almost all religions teach some form of the message “You must be born again.” Does this mean there comes a time in our spiritual journey when we must have the courage to 'let go of the old' in order to open to new life awaiting us?

Join us on June 2 as artist, writer, teacher and former pastor, Patricia Pearce, shares her spiritual odyssey. Raised in the Christian church, her path turned toward ministry while she was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Andes of Ecuador. After completing seminary she served as a pastor in Presbyterian and UCC congregations for 17 years, a vocation she deeply loved. Yet, after the death of a close friend in 2001, her spiritual journey took a dramatic turn. Resolving to open herself to deeper dimensions of her existence, she soon found herself in a vortex of dreams, synchronicities, and insights that precipitated a spiritual awakening—shattering her worldview and exposing the fallacy of the ego and the very idea of separateness. Faced with these discoveries, she struggled to remain in her pastoral role within a religion that she now realized had been shaped by the very ego consciousness that Jesus had transcended and called others to move beyond. As she writes in the introduction to her memoir, “When Christianity makes Jesus the point, it misses Jesus's point.” Patricia left parish ministry in 2010 to embark on a vocation of writing, speaking and teaching. She has authored two books: No One in I Land: A Parable of Awakening and Beyond Jesus: My Spiritual Odyssey.

PODCASTS: Be sure to check out The Evolutionary Activist podcasts by Patricia Pearce. They are very timely to our day with titles such as: Discarding Our False Identities and Cultivating Mindfulness with Rabbi Sheila Weinberg. Click here to listen or learn more.

NOTE: If you would like to arrange a one-on-one spiritual direction session with Patricia, or explore the possibility of joining in one of her Spiritual Companioning Groups, please contact her at: ppearce@patriciapearce.com.
Spiritual Sharing Circle
Sharing CircleSt. Paul's Dixon House, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.
Thursday, June 13, 6:45 pm
A place for interested persons to regularly gather and share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment. If interested or to lean more contact Janet at mather@contemporarymysticism.org.
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