Inner Pathway


The Institute for Contemplative Life is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501c3 organization created by Dr. Fran Grace in 2008, as directed by her teacher, Dr. David R. Hawkins.

Inner Pathway is our organization’s trade name.


Our purpose is to support the inner pathway of all who come to us.  By ‘inner pathway’, we refer to the innate qualities of the human spirit:  love, joy, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, inner peace, beauty, and humor.  The inner pathway is timeless and open to all, free of dogma, dues, or membership.  These inner capacities are the goal of every religion, yet religion is not required to access them because they lie within each person.

We foster these inner qualities by presenting the teachings of all verified spiritual paths in a way that is of practical benefit.  We do this through offering private sessions in Spiritual Direction, publication of unique books, podcasts, films, classes, retreats, workshops, and regular meditation gatherings.

(We do not offer editing services or accept unsolicited manuscripts.)