SPI Video Archive

 SPI Video Archive
InterSpiritual Legacy and a Vision for the Future Aspen Chapel, July 13-14, 2019

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