Contemplate This!

--- Thomas J. Bushlack ---

“Contemplate This!” features interviews with leaders and teachers of contemplative practices (mindfulness, meditation, contemplative prayer, etc.) in order to learn about their history, how they became involved in contemplation, what their daily practice looks like, how they teach and share the fruits of contemplation with others – and most importantly – how their practice has transformed them and inspired their work to transform others and the world around them.

Brought to you by Thomas J. Bushlack of Contemplate This!

Latest Episodes…

  1. Episode 17: Interview with Rev. Dr. Sarah Bachelard

    There are some real delights waiting for you in this episode - especially when Sarah reflects on St. Paul's writings about no longer thinking about ourselves and our egos - I found this so liberating from the way we tend to focus on ourselves and only up making our suffering ...


  2. Episode 16: Interview with Dr. Barry White, M.D.

    After my interview with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, (Episode 14), he immediately suggested that I get in touch with Dr. Barry White. Listeners are going to be very grateful for this connection Dr. Barry White, M.D., is hematologist and an executive board member of VHI Health and Wellbeing, a part ...


  3. Interview with Phileena Hueurtz - Pt. 2

    Phileena is my first repeat guest - she appeared on Episode 4. Along with her husband, Chris Heuertz (guest on Episode 5), she founded Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism, in Omaha, Nebraska. She discovered the need to meld contemplation into an active life, after twenty years serving ...


  4. Interview with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB

    I first met Fr. Laurence at the New Contemplative Exchange in Snowmass Colorado in August of 2017. He was there as one of the representatives of what we affectionately call the "Big 4" networks of Christian contemplative practice - along with Fr. Thomas Keating (Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.), Rev. Dr. Tilden ...


  5. Interview with Maria Gullo

    Maria Gullo describes how God frees us from the "imposter self" in contemplation, and how a daily practice helps to integrate our many roles in life. Maria Gullo is a fellow teacher of Centering Prayer and on the Insight Timer app, the creator of, a trained and experienced spiritual director, ...