Inspirational Topics & Workshops
Active Being – Engaged Lives
- Creating a personal mission statement
- Understanding your core values
- Resources for living an engaged life
Connecting with Your Imagination
- Trust in your imagination and intuition
- Made in the imagination of….
- Enhance your creative engagement
Delighting in Delight
- Transformed by discovering delight in
- Tools for sustaining delight
- Discover new ways to relate to delight
Everyday Goodness and Kindness
- Goodness & kindness are possible every day
- Creating a spiritual pathway
- Experience an enriched way of life
Fully Human; Fully Alive
- Pathways to a new way of being human
- Re-orient your relationships
- Resources for an enlivened personal journey
Love with Abandonment
- 5 Pathways to loving yourself – loved for your existence
- Loving when it seems impossible
- Loving with abandonment – a way of life
Making Sense, Finding Purpose
- Tools for being grounded each day
- Discover peace in your relationships
- Tap into a joyful life of meaning
Oneness with Self and Creation
- Explore being one of the disguises of the Holy
- Connecting your life with others
- Integrating your life
Polishing the World
- Differ with negativity in daily life
- Become an instrument of change
- Tools for polishing the rough edges of life
Showing Up For Life
- 5 steps for showing up each day
- Create an engaged, enlivened way of being
- Connect to the “fire” in you
Trust and Celebrate Your Voice!
- Discover how to trust and celebrate your voice
- Experience truth revealed in your narrative
- Create tools for your voice to shine
(All workshops are offered as a one or two day workshop/retreat.)
A New Way of Being Human: Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive
- 7 Pathways for Being Fully Human, Fully Alive
- Resources from wisdom and spiritual traditions
- Discover your own resources and potential
Compassion in the Real World
- 5 steps to compassion everyday
- Tools for developing compassion
- Compassion challenges and opportunities
Becoming a Bridge Builder
- 5 steps for building bridges
- Discover changed relationships
- Become a force for bridging divides
Peace and Reconciliation in Your Life
- 5 core practices to a life of peace & reconciliation
- Experience new purpose and meaning
- Discover a fuller way of being human
Robert V. Taylor—Spiritual Leadership
As an openly gay, white South African Episcopal priest, Robert V. Taylor has navigated simultaneously being part of the religious establishment while also being an outsider. Discovering his own voice and crossing the lines which society often draws has brought him insights into action-driven, compassionate living.
While leading one of the largest Episcopal congregations in the United States, Robert was known for engaging spirituality with implications for personal and public action. Select highlights include:
- More than 20 years of work to end homelessness in New York and Seattle.
- Successfully bringing diverse constituencies together to address seemingly intractable problems.
- Serving as a mediator between government and activist groups to resolve impasses.
- Hosting the Gyuto Monks of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, on two weeklong visits in residence in Seattle.
Robert believes that our spirituality is about seeking commonalities and happiness for all people—not about drawing lines in the sand. Always at the forefront of catalyzing inter-spiritual dialogue and building relationships, Robert served his faith community as:
- Co-founder of Faith Forward, a multi-faith initiative for people of many spiritual traditions coalescing around environmental and poverty issues.
- Leader in creating Seeds of Compassion, a weeklong event in Seattle in 2008 that drew over 150,000 attendees, resulting in fostering ways of increasing compassion in society.
- Leader of Jewish and Christian groups to Palestine, Israel and Jordan, engaging Muslims, Jews and Christians in conversation.
Robert also recently appeared together in Seattle with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
While Robert Taylor’s own spiritual quest is grounded in the traditions of Christianity, his spiritual practices are informed by the mystics and wisdom of Jewish, Sufi, Buddhist and Native American spirituality. Robert’s study of Celtic practices in Durham, England, and by people of faith in the Middle East and Southern Africa have also enriched his spirituality.
In the tradition of Thomas Merton, Taylor has been referred to as the “Buddhist Episcopalian.” He believes that each person is one of the many disguises of God. His own life story and work has led him to believe that love and compassion are the defining qualities of a spiritual life of ethical living.