Father Thomas KeatingHis InterSpiritual Legacy and a Vision for the Future
Aspen Chapel, July 13-14, 2019
Video Guide

This special program was organized to honor, commemorate and celebrate
the life genius of Father Thomas Keating
by drawing together deeply, in the way nearest and dearest to Thomas’s heart—
as an InterSpiritual contemplative community—to ponder the spiritual legacy he has left us
and to listen deeply together to the work we may be called to as we move forward into the future.

Saturday, July 13
Morning
Sessions 1-3
Videos of the meditation and discussions among invited resource experts who were close colleagues and students of Thomas Keating.  Panelists and discussants for the public program were chosen.

Afternoon
Session 4. “Thomas Keating’s Ascent into Unity Consciousness”

  • Chanting led by Tibetan Buddhist monks
  • Meditation
    Welcome by The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Dr. Ed Bastian and Heather Vesey
  • Panel: “Thomas Keating’s Ascent into Unity Consciousness” (1:04)
    Moderator: The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault

    Panelists: Dr. Will Keepin, Swami Atmarupananda, Rev. Justin Lanier

Session 5. “Holding the Post in a Polarized World”

  • Chant by Kabir and Camille Helminski
  • InterSpiritual Meditation by Ed Bastian
  • Panel: “Holding the Post in a Polarized World” (1:04)
    Moderator: Shaikh Kabir Helminski

    Panelists: Ted Jones, David Frenette, Phileena Heuertz, Brie Stoner,

Evening
Session 6. “The InterSpiritual Zikr

“The InterSpiritual Zikr: Chants from Multiple Spiritual Traditions and Circling Together” led by Kabir and Camille Helminski with accompaniment by Brie Stoner, Linda Minke and Victor Huls.

Sunday, July 14
Morning
Session 7. Sunday InterSpiritual Service

Rev. Nicholas Vesey, Kabir & Camille Helminski, Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Swami Atmarupananda, Scott McCracken, Brie Stoner, Phileena Heuertz, Rory McEntee, Matthew Wright, Ellen Stapenhorst, Ed Bastian, Steve Finch and Irene Gubrud.

Session 8. “The Future of Thomas Keating’s InterSpiritual Vision”

Moderator: Mathew Wright
Panel: Brie Stoner, Kurt Johnson, Rory McEntee, Ed Bastian
Concluding Meditation
(Journey to St Benedict’s Monastery)

Program Resource People and Panelists

Swami Atmarupananda

Ed Bastian

Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Brix

David Frenette

Kabir Helminski

Camille Helminski

Phileena Heuertz

Ted Jones

Kurt Johnson

Will Keepin

Eric Keeney

Roger Laborde

Justin Lanier

Drepung Loseling Monks

Rory McEntee

Rami Shapiro

Rollie Stanich

Brie Stoner

Lama Surya Das

Ulco Visser

Alex Warden

Mathew Wright

Staff, Volunteers & Organizations

Heather Vesey
Rev. Nicholas Vesey
Barbara Bloemsma

Kathy Corcoran
Heather Macdonald

St. Benedict’s Monastery
The Aspen Chapel

Coordinators
Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault
Dr. Ed Bastian

We are Deeply Grateful to the Following Donors

William and Ellen Hunt
Laurel and John Catto
Carolyn and Nick Coles
Chad and Marissa Cascarilla
Northeast Wisdom
Spiritual Paths Foundation