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.

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, such as: love, joy, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, peace, beauty, and humor.

The inner pathway is timeless and open to all, free of dogma, dues, or membership.  It lies within and is the birthright of every person.

We seek to inspire the inner pathway by presenting the teachings of verified spiritual paths in a way that is of practical benefit.  We offer private sessions in Spiritual Direction, publication of unique books, podcasts, films, classes, retreats, workshops, recovery groups, and weekly meditation gatherings.

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