Resources on contemplation


Books & Videos

Here are some teachings on contemplative practices that I value:


These cards and images may help you discover different practices:


Here are some instructions for exercises:


Here are some of my favorite quotes about contemplation:

  • “Something you do on your own to bring yourself back to yourself.” — Norman Fischer

  • “Careful attention and quiet wonder.” — Margaret Buchmann

  • “Let no one hope to find in contemplation an escape from conflict, from anguish, or from doubt. On the contrary, the deep inexpressible certitude of the contemplative experience awakens a tragic anguish and opens many questions in the depths of the heart like wounds that cannot stop bleeding.” — Thomas Merton

  • “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing.” — Annie Dillard

Beck's Writing

Here is a collection of posts I've written about practice: