Our Vision, Our Practice, Our Faith

The Order of the Sacred Heart is a progressive and inclusive community of monastic practitioners, incorporating the lineage and teachings of the Eastern and Western Masters to enhance our spiritual experience. The entire focus is "gnosis," or self knowledge and self discovery.

We encourage every member, whether lay or ordained, to become empowered spiritual practitioners by enriching your everyday life with the Holy Presence of our teachers, and lineage masters.

In this way, a type of spiritual quickening takes place, making us more effective spiritual practitioners, and servants to the local communities in which we reside. 

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Post-Denominational & Inclusive - While we recognize the critical and essential mystical teachings of our two root lineage founders, the Lord Jesus and the Lord Buddha, we are a post-denominational monastic order. We are non-sectarian, and recognize the sacred heart of unconditional love that exists in all spiritual traditions.

Ancient Teachings & Modern Practices - We are a sacramental and liturgical monastic order. We hold that our outer spiritual practices and spiritual works are visible signs of a manifestation of inner divine grace, and are powerful aids to spiritual growth. We know that everyone is unique, and that is why we are too. We encourage our clergy and laity to have the freedom to be who they are and better serve their communities, as well as to explore all faith traditions founded on the concepts of unconditional love to enhance their spiritual experience.

Syncretic - Being syncretic is the attempt to reconcile contrary beliefs, often while melding practices of various schools of thought. Syncretism may involve attempts to merge and analogise several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, and thus assert and underlying unity allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths.

Ancient Lineages Merge - The Order of the Sacred Heart holds both Eastern and Western spiritual lineages. We hold pure and unbroken Apostolic Succession flowing to us from the original Heart Disciples of Lord Jesus (the Apostles - the enthroned bishops of the ancient Western church starting with Saint James in Jerusalem), as well as the Heart Disciples of the Lord Buddha and Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).