Radical Forgiveness for Healing

An Online Event with Colin Tipping 
Online course, 3 sessions—Tuesday evenings, February 2–16, 2010

Learn more about the onlinen event with Colin TippingWhether you’ve struggled with forgiveness personally or professionally, or are looking to support someone in the healing process, here is a rare opportunity to learn Radical Forgiveness with its founder in a community setting.  

Join Colin Tipping–the bestselling author of Radical Forgiveness–for a three-part interactive teaching series on this revolutionary tool for transforming anger, fear, and resentment into unconditional love, gratitude, and peace. Learn more….

Other Online Courses from Sounds True

Centering Prayer
A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God
with Father Thomas Keating, Father Carl Arico and Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler

Course begins January 20, 2010 (Mentoring option also available)
Learn more at http://bit.ly/7Uo4V5

“Centering Prayer does not replace other types of prayer,” teaches Keating. “Rather, the practice gives a new depth of meaning to all forms of prayer.”

An interactive eight-week intensive learning and practice program highlighted by four live teaching sessions, the course also includes private journaling, along with online discussions and more than nine hours of audio and video instruction, plus a rich selection of written exercises and information.

Coming in March

The Science of Medical Intuition: Self-Diagnosis and Healing with Your Body’s Energy Systems
with Caroline Myss and Norman Shealy

Check back for details…

Feast of Thomas Merton Day

December 10th couldn’t be a better day for us to have an author presentation from Fr. Richard Rohr, who is here recording his May 2010 audio “The Art of Letting Go: Living the Wisdom of St. Francis.” Richard told us that Thomas Merton is one of the great influences on his life and that today is considered Merton’s feast day.

“I believe Thomas Merton will be considered one of the most influential American Catholics of the twenty-first century,” Rohr told us.

Here is a quote from the Louie Louie blog which tells the story of Thomas Merton’s life and teachings (with great photos and quotations):

“If there is a feast day for Father Louie [aka Thomas Merton], December 10th is it. This is the day, in 1941, that he arrived at the Abby of Our Lady of Gethsemane to begin his life as a Trappist monk. Twenty seven years later, on this day, he died in Bangkok Thailand while participating in a monastic conference.” 

For more wisdom from Thomas Merton, read Choosing to Love the World: On Contemplation (Sounds True, 2008).

I will send this book to the first 5 people who respond — send email to publicity@soundstrue.com.

Contemplation is life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness, and for being. It is a vivid realization of the fact that life and being in us proceed from an invisible, transcendent, and infinitely abundant Source. Contemplation is, above all, awareness of the reality of that Source. It knows the Source, obscurely, inexplicably, but with a certitude that goes beyond reason and beyond simple faith . . . It is a more profound depth of faith, a knowledge too deep to be grasped in images, in
words, or even in clear concepts.

Learn More About Contemplative Wisdom
in January 2010 with Live Online Course:

Centering Prayer
A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God
with Father Thomas Keating, Father Carl Arico and Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler

Course begins January 20, 2010 (Mentoring option also available)
Learn more at http://bit.ly/7Uo4V5

Centering Prayer is a silent prayer practice that can move you toward profound relationship with the Spirit of God within. It is a way of praying that opens the door to the Divine Indwelling—the ground of our being. With Centering Prayer, Father Thomas Keating and his colleagues Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Father Carl Arico present the first online course in this method for deepening your intimacy with God and ultimately consenting to the presence and action of the Divine in all aspects of your life.

Answering a life calling, Father Thomas Keating sought to renew a prayer practice that goes beyond asking for aid or offering praise—one that invites you to enter into a deeper relationship with God. Based on the wisdom sayings of Jesus and inspired by teachings from the classic 14th-century text The Cloud of Unknowing, Saint John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Thomas Merton, and others, Centering Prayer is a method that has sparked the modern renewal of contemplative Christianity. “Centering Prayer does not replace other types of prayer,” teaches Keating. “Rather, the practice gives a new depth of meaning to all forms of prayer.” An interactive eight-week intensive learning and practice program highlighted by four live teaching sessions, the course also includes private journaling, along with online discussions and more than nine hours of audio and video instruction, plus a rich selection of written exercises and information.

Sounds True Lauches Online Classes

A note from Sounds True Founder and Publisher, Tami Simon:
 

Dear Friend of Sounds True,

As stimulating as a recording or a book can be, there is nothing quite like learning in person from a spiritual teacher. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have as many opportunities as we would like for such direct contact.

Given this situation, it has long been a dream of mine to allow Sounds True listeners to have a live, interactive experience with their favorite authors—asking questions and communicating directly with both teachers and other participants—at a reasonable cost and without having to travel a long way. I am therefore thrilled to announce that Sounds True is launching our first four programs in an online format, with many more to come in 2010.

Here are brief descriptions, but please visit our website for much more about these courses:

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, the bestselling author of Women Who Run With the Wolves, will offer a series launching on October 14, 2009 of six online events on Mother Night: Myths, Stories, and Teachings for Learning to See in the Dark.

• Beginning on October 6, 2009 pioneering psychiatrist in the field of neurobiology Dr. Dan Siegel will team up with meditation teacher Jack Kornfield to offer an online course for healing professionals on Mindfulness and the Brain. Please note that continuing education credits are also available for this online course for therapists, social workers, and other healing professionals.

• As we all know, it is one thing to talk about committing to a daily spiritual practice and another thing to actually follow through on that inspiration. To support people who are interested in developing a spiritual discipline, in January of 2010, Sounds True will launch two new in-depth online training programs—Centering Prayer with Trappist monk Father Thomas Keating, and Insight Meditation with the cofounders of the Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg.

In recent days, I have heard more and more people talk about how beneficial it is to work in close community with like-minded allies, exchanging ideas and insights in order to thrive during the challenging times in which we live. With these new online events and courses, Sounds True is bringing our authors and listeners together for just such exchanges.

We hope you will join us

Tami Simon
Founder and Publisher, Sounds True

P.S. Check back often for future course offerings at soundstrue.com/courses