Your journey starts here.

For over 30 years, Second Breath has been welcoming individuals of diverse faith traditions and no faith tradition to journey the path of contemplatives. We believe that you are wonderfully made – and our school is here to support you in living fully and freely.


In 2023, we’re thrilled to be able to bring back in-person spiritual programming at the Second Breath Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.


This fall semester we will be offering multiple workshops and intensive courses grounded in teachings from the spiritual mystics of the Christian Wisdom Tradition, and latest peer-reviewed scientific research to help you explore and expand the life you are living.


Getting to Know Your Three Centers of Intelligence
SATURDAY, Sept 23 | In this half day workshop, we invite folks into exploring what Jesus might have meant when he said: “The Kingdom of God is within.” Through teaching, spiritual practices, inquiry, and calling circle, participants will explore how the three centers function when in harmony; how our experience changes when our three centers are out of alignment; and ways to center within and develop an inner felt sense of the wisdom in each of the three centers. This workshop is facilitated by Summer Estes.
The Gift of Food: Exploring Our Personal and Cultural Relationship with Food [Workshop]
SATURDAY, Nov 11 In this 1/2 day workshop, we will preview the spring semester's course and begin examining the ways we feed ourselves and our families – right before the Thanksgiving holiday season! Explore nature’s incredible gifts of sustenance and how we can feed ourselves in ways that call us to dance joyfully within this circle of life. Examine your inherited worldviews about food and our bodies and the interchange between the food you eat, your wellbeing, and the wellbeing of your ecosystem.


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The Inward Journey includes keystone teachings and practices developed to help you move toward a life of greater meaning and aliveness.


This path creates the space for you to ask questions such as:

  • How does my culture and my ego impact my choices?
  • How do I cultivate a loving relationship with all that arises each day?
  • What is my purpose for being on planet earth?
  • What would my life look like if I co-created with the Divine dwelling within me?

If you are asking these questions and have 1.5-5 hours a week to dedicate to deeply listening to your life, this path may be a good fit. All students are invited to meet with a personalized Second Breath coach at the end of their course.

The Inward Journey: Self-Guided Experience


A weekly reflection and guided audio spiritual practice delivered to your inbox every Tuesday.