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. Contemplate This! Dr. Stephen (Stoma) Parker Interview

    I was introduced to Dr. Stephen Parker by a friend who suggested I reach out to him given my interests in psychology, yoga, and contemplative practices. We worked together for a brief time in therapy, but quickly moved into a spiritual friendship. I received initiation from him in ...


  2. Interview with yoga teacher Myra Rucker

    Myra Rucker is a yoga instructor at the YMCA, [Nokomis yoga](http:////, and a teacher at [Common Ground Buddhist meditation center]( Minneapolis, MN. This episode was particularly fun for me because Myra was my first yoga teacher, and she has become a good friend and a wonderful conversation partner on ...


  3. Interview with Chris Heuertz

    Chris Heuertz was introduced to the Enneagram by a friend in India and it radically changed his life - leading to a shocking and difficult awakening, a "severe mercy," but one that led him on a journey of self-discovery and in-depth study of the Enneagram system and process of spiritual ...


  4. Introducing the Enneagram with Chris Heuertz

    This bonus track is an edited snippet from my interview with Chris Heuertz for the Contemplate This! podcast, conversations on contemplation and compassion. My interview with Chris was so rich and in-depth that I wanted to break out this 7 minute section where he gives a very concise overview ...


  5. Contemplate This! Interview with Phileena Heuertz

    Phileena is a founding co-director of Gravity Center: a Center for Contemplative Activism (in Omaha, NE), along with her husband Chris. She has spent her life in social justice work among the world’s poor. A member of the New Friar movement, for nearly 20 years she and her husband ...