Introduction on Contemplative Living

Weekly on Tuesday 12:00 AM

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As we navigate the challenges of this growing pandemic, we need both external and internal resources.  At times it may feel as if our external resources are beyond our reach. Our internal resources, on the other hand, are very much within our purview. This online retreat, “Contemplative Living,” reorients us to live from the inside out and introduces three personal spiritual practices that enrich our inner resources for opening more fully to the life-giving love and peace of God in our daily living.

Three sessions: Tuesdays – March 31, April 7, April 14
11 a.m. – 12 noon.

These session are free of charge, but we would ask that you consider offering a gift to Rolling Ridge in this challenging time for us.

Sessions are via Zoom (  A special login email will be mailed on 3/30 to those registered. 

Space is limited to 16, so please register early

About the leader(s)

John Kiemele

From the Upper Great Plains to the urban shores of the Pacific Northwest to the New England Seacoast John Kiemele has assisted individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations with intentional soul care.  John is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge.  Prior to his recent move to the Northeast, John founded and served as executive director of Selah Center, a dispersed community of contemplative companions in the greater Seattle area.  Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well.  John received his PhD in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, and holds post-doctoral certificates in Spiritual Direction, the Enneagram Spectrum, Wellness Coaching, and Mindful Self-Compassion.  He is also an ordained pastor who has served congregations across the US and Canada.  John enjoys spending time with his wife, Marissa, baking, walking, traveling, visiting cathedrals and monasteries, attending live theater, and rummaging through antique shops.