The Heart of Deep Change

People sometimes smile when I tell them that I work as a transformational coach. I think I understand why the notion of trying to facilitate transformation might seem laughable. If such things as eating less or exercising more… Continue Reading »

Wisdom and the Mind of Christ

Nothing could be more important for not only the future of Christianity but also the future of the world than humans learning to make the mind of Christ their own. This is the ultimate source of the wisdom… Continue Reading »

Learning and Living Wisdom

Of course I should have expected it, but over and over again since launching the CASCADIA LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL people ask me a question that I am still unable to answer – at least in any adequate way. The question… Continue Reading »

Wisdom

I have been thinking a lot about wisdom recently – in large part because I am approaching my seventieth birthday and keenly aware that the cultivation of wisdom is the crucial developmental challenge at this stage of life. However,… Continue Reading »

Fully Human

This is the first of a 4-part interview of me by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary. Watch for further installments of this wide-ranging interview to be published on this website over the… Continue Reading »

Spiritual Alchemy

I have long been interested in alchemy – not in the literal efforts to turn base materials into silver or gold but in the way the alchemical quest serves as a metaphor for spiritual transmutation. Taken literally, the… Continue Reading »

Evolutionary Spirituality

Recently someone wrote me and said that since my last couple of books were full of talk of becoming and unfolding, he was beginning to sense a lurking presence of evolutionary theology. Apparently he thought this was a… Continue Reading »

Moving Beyond Outgrown Spiritualities

To be on a spiritual journey – as opposed to merely being religious – means that from time to time you will find yourself with an outgrown spirituality. By its very nature faith must be evolving if it… Continue Reading »

Art as a Spiritual Path: An Interview

This is the second in a series of occasional interviews with people about their spiritual path.
The first can be found at www.drdavidgbenner.ca/meditation-contemplative-prayer/

Silence

Silence plays a uniquely important role in any deep engagement with oneself, others, life, or the transcendent. Consequently, people on a journey from the surface of life to those deeper places often ask me questions about it –… Continue Reading »