Our team of facilitators for the Mystic Heart Wisdom School are uniquely gifted and trained to help you deepen your relationship with the Great Mystery of the Divine. This program will educate you on the commonalities between the mystic religions of the world and equip you to successfully engage in an ever-changing society. We are thrilled that author and professor, Gordon Peerman is a member of our team.
Gordon Peerman: Author, Therapist, Teacher, and Priest
Gordon Peerman received his Master’s of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a Doctorate of Ministry from Vanderbilt Divinity School. Since 1975, Peerman has been engaged in contemplative practices such as Centering Prayer and Insight Meditation. Peerman has studied under Phillip Moffitt, a Guiding Teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2003. He has also participated in the Community Dharma Leaders training program at Spirit Rock.
Currently, Peerman is an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist in Nashville, TN. He has been an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School, teaching a class in Buddhist Christian Dialogue. Over the years, Peerman taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Vanderbilt’s Center for Integrative Health and mindfulness practices at Vanderbilt’s Medical and Law Schools. In 2012, Peerman published Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhist about Suffering. He currently teaches Centering Prayer and leads retreats St. Mary’s Sewanee and One River Wisdom School in Tennessee, as well as serving as a facilitator with Seton Cove in Austin, TX.
Peerman’s Mystic Heart Wisdom School Session
Gordon Peerman is passionate about conversations that unlock the similarities between Christianity and Buddhism. He believes that both religions can learn something beneficial from the other. In his session, you will engage in Buddhist/Christian dialogue and learn how the two complement rather than oppose each other. The session with Peerman will also include practices of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Peerman has incredible expertise in this practice and you’re sure to walk away with knowledge and experience that will help you to healthily manage your stress.