We are glad that you have found your way to the Center for Contemplative Living at the Abbey at New Garden Park.  Our mission is to aid you in your Spiritual Journey by offering a place in which to grow your relationship with the Lord in new and profound ways.  We hope to help you experience God’s presence in your life in such a way that will awaken your soul and satisfy your yearnings for a deeper relationship with Him, and to embrace the mysteries of life in a way that draws you into union with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  

As you explore our website, we hope to provide you with a greater understanding of what Contemplative Living looks like and how you can engage in a newness of life that is transforming and restorative. This is a way of life that brings forth the fruits of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, and Faithfulness.  We hope to help you live life abundantly and enjoy God’s presence in everyday moments.

Our ministry offerings are born from contemporary understandings of ancient practices that have been preserved through the ages. They have been rediscovered by many people that have searched for them and found these practices to bring wholeness in God.  We would welcome the opportunity to share more with you about these offerings and how your Spiritual Journey might find newness of life in and with the Lord.

Peace of the Lord be with you,

Tom Benson, Director


Center for Contemplative Living
Church of the Redeemer, Abbey at New Garden Park
5572 Garden Village Way
Greensboro, NC 27410

Center for Contemplative Living, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.