The perennial philosophy, or perennial tradition, is going to be the undergirding of our Living School, which we hope will expose people to the great Wisdom Tradition, based also in Christianity in its own concrete way ("Incarnation"!). The perennial tradition includes a recurring theme in all of the world’s religions and philosophies. They continue to say, each in their own way:
There is a Divine Reality underneath and inherent in the world of things.
There is in the human soul a natural capacity for, similarity to, and longing for this Divine Reality.
The final goal of all existence is union with this Divine Reality.
Adapted from a document distributed at a conference in Assisi, Italy, May 2012
The enlightenment we seek has been present in Christianity from the beginning. Fr. Richard helps us to recognize the forces (such as ego resistance and dual thinking) that separate us from our deeper selves. Then, drawing from the Gospels and the greatest Christian contemplatives, he shows us what it means to be spiritually awake.