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In Person Workshop: Introduction to Celtic Spirituality (in Dublin!)

Balally Parish (Church of the Ascension) Cedar Road, Wedgewood, Dublin, Ireland

An American, talking about Celtic spirituality at a church in Dublin? I suppose stranger things have happened! But when my good friend Fr. Jim Caffrey invited me to give a couple of talks at his parish church, it was his idea for me to share my love of the Celtic tradition. So with humility and...

Ireland Pilgrimage: September 20-27, 2023

Update: Our Ireland Pilgrimage is full. Please click here to be added to the waiting list. I've partnered with Zeitgeist, an Atlanta-based spiritual community, to create a special interspiritual pilgrimage to Sacred Ireland in September 2023! We'll explore sacred sites from both the pre-Christian and Christian traditions, celebrate the spiritual wisdom from Irish folklore, myth,...

In-Person Class: Christian Prayer and Eastern Meditation

Ignatius House Retreat Center 6700 Riverside Dr, Sandy Springs, GA, United States

For more information or to register, click here. Bede Griffiths went to India. Thomas Merton befriended the Dalai Lama. Jesuit priests like Robert Kennedy, Ruben Habito and Thomas Hand have all incorporated Zen meditation into their Christian practice. Again and again, Christian spiritual seekers and leaders have found inspiration and insight from a variety of...


Retreat: The Spirituality of Social Justice

The Rock Hill Oratory 434 Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill, SC, United States

Click here to register for this in-person event. Join me at the Oratory Center for Spirituality this October for a special Friday night/Saturday retreat on "the Spirituality of Social Justice." More details to come!      

Interview: Carl McColman in Conversation with Richard Smiley

Online Event

Richard Smoley, editor of Quest Magazine and author of books like Inner Christianity and How God Became God, recently interviewed me to celebrate the publication of The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism. A shortened form of the interview will be published in Quest, but we recorded the Zoom call and so the Theosophical Society...

Online Advent Retreat Day: The Joy of Waiting

Online Event

 The Joy of Waiting: An Online Advent Day for Silence, Respite and Reflection Saturday, December 2, 2023 9:00am―2:00pm Eastern Time (USA) Facilitated by Carl McColman Advent is a holy season of silence, waiting and preparation, but for so many of us, it is also a busy time filled with parties, concerts and hard work preparing...


The Contemplative Summit (Free Online Event)

Online Event

Register now for THE CONTEMPLATIVE SUMMIT taking place December 7-10, 2023: — and catch my talk on "The Chainsmoking Mystic" on Friday, December 8! This online event featuring some of the most respected names in the contemplative community, like Laurence Freeman, Carmen Acevedo Butcher, Ilia Delio, Jon Sweeney, and many more — including yours truly!...


Online Meditation Open House: Aspiration/Intention Meditation for 2024

Online Event

Join Carl McColman as he leads a guided meditation on Aspiration and Intention to kick off the new year! This is the first of his series "24 Meditations for 2024" consisting of 24 guided meditations based on the Beatitudes, the Noble Eight-Fold Path, and the Celtic Wheel of the Year. This meditation is free but registration...

Online Course: Lent with the Mystics (Spirituality and Practice)

Online Event

To learn more about this e-course and to register for it, click here. Spirituality & Practice is one of my favorite online websites/communities, offering a truly interspiritual approach to cultivating the interior life. I've been leading online courses for S&P for several years now, so imagine how thrilled I was when I was approached to...


In Person Retreat/Workshop: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics

Montreat Conference Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC, United States

Come to the renowned Montreat Retreat & Conference Center in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina (especially lovely in the springtime) for a Thursday-Sunday program on the “Wisdom of the Christian Mystics.” We will reflect on some of the teachings of the greatest mystics, from Howard Thurman to Julian of Norwich, Evelyn Underhill to...


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