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Meditation and Justice for Young Adults

Our programs for young adults seek to cultivate a new method of spiritual engagement in succeeding generations. Our methodology re-imagines the Christian contemplative tradition and connects it to the spiritual needs of young seekers who often don’t identify with any religious tradition (Spiritual But Not Religious). We teach courses on college campuses, curate public events, cultivate spaces of contemplative practice and heartful conversation, offer one-on-one mentoring and spiritual direction and invite young people to explore and name all the places in their lives where they are already experiencing the sacred, voice their longings for a life that matters, sit with anxieties associated with the social and ecological instabilities of our times, and receive spiritual tools from the Christian contemplative tradition that can help them to develop a committed response to issues of justice.

The Center is a space of calm and courage, a community rising to meet the challenges of our global crisis with vast generosity--embodying the unconditional mercy and justice Christ represents, without ever asking its members or those they so joyfully serve to adhere to any particular belief system. ”

– Mirabai Starr, author of Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics