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Richard Rohr suggests that a Beginner's Mind is crucial for correct understanding of religion. Ignorance does not result from what we don't know, but from what we think we do know. Great spiritual teachers balance knowing with not knowing—and know that they don't know. Being willing not to know, because God knows, is a great gift. (41 min) Center for Action and Contemplation.

Happiness eludes us all eventually, an experience which presents opportunity to examine our programmed responses and exercise the power to choose. Exageration, confusion and distortion of reality often cause emotional imbalance in our family, church, even our poloitics. Emotional sobriety when sought out, can bring healing from our reactive response. This is really the task of what we call contemplation. Authentic spirituality leads to a "rewiring" of our conscious and unconscious (programmed) response. Not only transforming external behavior, internal emotion and response leading to what many call the "healing of memories" is the fruit we harvest. (72 min) Center For Action and Contemplation....
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In the first half of life, we are naturally and rightly preoccupied with establishing our identity—climbing, achieving, and performing. But those concerns will not serve us as we grow older and begin to embark on a further journey, one that involves challenges and mistakes that actually shock us out of our prior comfort zone. Eventually we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of "falling down"—that is in fact moving upward—is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions including, and most especially, Christianity. (59 min) Center for Action and Contemplation....
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Franciscan Father Richard Rohr is joined by Suzanne Stabile and Sheryl Fullerton in a dynamic Question and Response session following up the first session of this presentation. (20 min) Center For Action and Contemplation

Fr. Richard Rohr O.F.M. offers insight into the life, vision, and vocation of St. Francis, as seen through the lens of Jesus’ teachings presented in the Gospel of Matthew. Francis read the Scripture and saw how he had to change his own life in order to live in harmony with Jesus’ life and teachings. Richard contrasts this with today’s fundamentalists who read Scripture and see how others should change their lives. Richard uses the tools of cultural anthropology to study how people in the Mediterranean worlds of Jesus and Francis of Assisi, although separated in time by centuries, shared the social milieu defined and bound by “honor and shame” systems. Richard reflects on how these systems place expectations and limits on men and women’s lives, and how Jesus and St. Francis sought to free people from the life-denying limitations caused by the honor and shame systems. (82 min) Center for Action and Contemplation....
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Explore an energizing 21st-century Franciscan theology with Richard Rohr. Fr. Richard invites us to heal the Four Splits—body and mind, ego and soul, life and death, self and other—by encountering Mystery in practical ways, close to creation. This is the door to a conscious life with God. (58 min) C.A.C.