The following links to resources include both PDF downloadable files and where specified youtube video links.

The Merton Retreat 2000 – Transcription of the Merton Center Foundation newsletter from Spring / Fall 2000 reporting on the International Thomas Merton Retreat 2000: Spirituality & Leadership.  This retreat was led by Steven Wirth, creator of the Practice of Contemplative Dialogue, and used CD to facilitate this event that drew together a remarkable group of leaders from different backgrounds, cultures and nations. Originally appeared in Contemplation & Action: The Newsletter of the TMCF July 2000.

Hopeful signs for the future – This brief op-ed piece followed the International Merton Retreat 2000 and describes the process of Contemplative Dialogue in a general and accessible way.  It shares some of the hopeful insights and outcomes of the Retreat and the Public Forum.


Videos prepared for the Provincial Government of Alberta Public Service.