Contemplative Tradition

The history of the contemplative tradition crosses all faith traditions, those with eastern and western roots. This tradition started in the east but the west has adapted these practices by adding a dimension of Christian prayer over the last two thousand years.

There are many definitions of the contemplative practice but essentially a contemplative practice quiets the mind in the midst of the distractions of every day life and develops insight into our innermost spiritual nature and an attitude of unconditional love towards our self, others and our God. It is a practice of silence, solitude and simplicity.
Examples of contemplative practices are found in most religions. Examples include contemplative prayer, meditations and any activity that is done in such a way that we are entirely present within that activity, moment to moment, without distraction.