Let me confess: it’s been damned hard to know what to write during pandemic times. But in August I started doing a short column for our local paper. I’m calling it “500 Words” here, since that’s how many words I’m supposed to use. I am posting them for the last five months, and will put them up as they out for however long this lasts. I hope they are helpful.



Our Vision

When we come to rest in the heart, we allow our self to become open and fully alive: we become radically receptive. When intellect and spirit are invited to converge in the heart, anything is possible.

The work of HEART’S REST is to support renewal, change and creative vision for individuals and communities. We do this by sponsoring Convergence Series workshops, by prototyping new ministries and iterative change, by developing and leading retreats for groups, and through the work of spiritual direction.

To support the work of Heart’s Rest, click here.

Convergence Series

The Convergence Series brings together widely varied streams of intellectual and spiritual knowledge within the context of open-heartedness. As converging creeks create a mighty river, this integration of different ways of knowing yields something that is stronger, deeper, and more complex than any single watercourse. Convergence wisdom is creative, rooted in relationship, and designed to change individuals, inspire communities, and help heal the world.


Personal and group retreats offer time and space for rest, renewal, and recommitment to the work of the heart. These retreats are designed to meet the specific needs of participants but share the intention to bring together intellect, spirit, and body. Individuals are supported by spiritual direction; groups by a complete retreat curriculum.

HEART’S REST adheres to the principles of the Charter of Compassion, and has applied to become a partner organization.

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