“The contemplative mind is the most absolute assault on the secular world view that you can have, because it really is a different mind.” ~ Richard Rohr, from Contemplative Prayer
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi and The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation (with Mike Morrell).
Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity’s place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings.
The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is committed to bringing the transformation of contemplation into action in the world. The Center seeks to empower individuals to live out their sacred soul tasks in service to the world through contemplative programs and resource.
You can further explore Richard’s work through the right side bar: videos/blog posts, webcasts, books, articles, special projects, and more.
And, you can watch more Richard Rohr videos in our library.
Below is Richard’s talk Christianity and Unknowing at the 2017 SAND Conference.
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Here’s an exhaustive list of Richard’s articles at Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) Library of Articles
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