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The Sacred Art of Living Center has connection to many diverse groups with a common vision of integrating spirituality into every dimension of human activity.   Below are links to some of our special Friends.

About the Center for Action and Contemplation:

The Center for Action and Contemplation, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was founded in 1987 by Franciscan Richard Rohr, who saw the need for a training/formation center.  It would serve as a place of discernment and growth for activists and those interested in social service ministries—a place to be still, and learn how to integrate a contemplative lifestyle with compassionate service.  The Center’s purpose is to serve not only as a forum for peaceful, non-violent social change but also as a radical voice for renewal and encouragement in the modern world.  Click on the Center for Action and Contemplation link  to find out about Richard Rohr who has been a special friend and mentor to the Groves and Sacred Art of Living Center. Richard Rohr. Center for Action and Contemplation


About the Center for Courage & Renewal:

When we reconnect who we are with what we do, we approach our lives and our work with renewed passion, commitment, and integrity. Since 1997, the Center for Courage & Renewal has helped foster personal and professional renewal through retreats that offer the time and space to reflect on life and work. These retreats, called Courage to Teach®, Courage to Lead®, or Circle of Trust®, are led by skilled facilitators and make use of poetry and stories, solitude, reflection, and deep listening. Developed with author, educator, and activist Parker J. Palmer, PhD, and the Fetzer Institute, this approach was initially created to renew, sustain, and inspire public school teachers. Educators remain at the heart of our mission, but retreats are also offered to those in serving professions such as health care, clergy, and law, as well as to anyone yearning to become more wholehearted in their life and work.  http://www.couragerenewal.org

About the Ceile De Community:

The Ceili De Community is located in Kippen, Scotland.  The abbess or main teacher - called the "Anam Chara" - of the Céile Dé is Fionntulach.  Since 2003, she has also been head of the Order.  The Celtic Spiritual tradition has been her life for almost thirty years.  Fionn has also become an important teacher in the evolution of the Anamcara Project.  Click on the Ceile De link to find out more about this remarkable community and the ancient Celtic spiritual tradition.  An Ceile De

About Coma Communication:

Coma communications is taught under the larger discipline of Process Work, also known as Process Oriented Psychology.  The main North American center is the Process Work Institute located in Portland, Oregon founded by Drs. Arnie and Amy Mindell.  Process Work operates through the deeply democratic belief that all parts of a person, the environment, relationships, groups, and the world are valuable and meaningful.  We work with a diversity of issues through body symptoms...  Coma Communications is an integral teaching in the Sacred Art of Living & Dying program series.  Teachers Stan Tomandl and Ann Jacob have been part of the SALC faculty for 13 years.  Click on the Coma Communication link to find out more.Coma Communications

About Jennings Center for Older Adults:

Jennings Center for Older Adults is a vibrant, Catholic-based continuum of care campus for senior adults. With more than 65 years of experience in serving the aging population in the Cleveland area, Jennings offers assisted living, adult day services, Alzheimer's/dementia care, nursing home care, rehabilitation, respite/short stay suites, senior apartments, villa homes, infant/child care and more.  Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, former superior Sister Mary Assumpta is the regional representative of SALC in the Eastern U.S. and Canada.   Click the Jennings link to learn more about their facility. Jennings

About the Taize Community:

Founded in 1940 by Brother Roger, a Lutheran Pastor fromSwitzerland, the Taizé Community is made up of over a hundred brothers from Orthodox, Catholic and various Protestant backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations.  By its very existence, the community is a “parable of community” that wants its life to be a sign of reconciliation between persons divided by faith and culture.  The brothers of the community live solely by their work and do not accept donations. Certain brothers live in some of the disadvantaged places in the world, to be witnesses of peace there, alongside people who are suffering.  They strive to be a presence of love among the very poor, street children, prisoners, the dying, and those who are wounded by broken relationships, or who have been abandoned.

Over the years, young adults have been coming to Taizé by the tens of thousands; they come from every continent to take part in weekly retreats based on Taize chant music that has become popular all over the world.  The Groves and SALC have had a special relationship with Brother Roger and the Taize Community for almost 20 years.  SALC sponsors a monthly Taize service that moves to faith communities of all traditions.  To learn more about Taize to go:http://www.taize.fr/en

About Golden Healing Publishing:

Webhealing.com was one of the internets first sites to help the bereaved. Created by Tom Golden, LCSW, it continues to function as a meeting place for grieving people from around the world to offer mutual support and 

understanding.To learn more about Thomas Golden and his work go to: http://webhealing.com/