trust

trust

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lament

lament

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humility

humility

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justice

justice

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compassion

compassion

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right motive

right motive

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peacemaking

peacemaking

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surrender

surrender

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radical love

radical love

The Ninefold Path
Welcome to the Ninefold Path, an experiential journey through the ancient wisdom of the beatitudes.

What if nine ancient sayings contain the keys to our liberation in this wild world of ours? What if the blessings of Jesus known as the beatitudes offer a radical alternative to the broken systems that we’ve created? The Ninefold Path invites us to explore how the way of the beatitudes can revolutionize our lives, our communities and even our world.

The Ninefold Path is part of the NINE BEATS Collective, an international tribe of troubadours, poets, rebels, provocateurs, theologians, mission workers, sages & activists. We've come together from different continents, different cities, and different experiences, all on the trail of these ancient Bible sayings known as ‘the beatitudes’. A critically acclaimed album ‘Nine beats to the bar’ is available at 9beats.org and all digital platforms.
Learning Lab

The Learning Lab

An experiential journey through the ancient wisdom of the beatitudes, The Ninefold Path was developed by Mark Scandrette, Danielle Welch and a global collective of practitioners. It was piloted in church contexts in USA & UK, with at-risk Youth in London, and in drug and alcohol recovery programs in California. It has been utilized  in school chaplaincy programs in the U.K. and South Australia and has been enthusiastically received by leaders and churches in South Asia and East Africa. Members of the collective have facilitated events and training at festivals, pubs, churches and schools on four continents. This multifaceted yet simple, practical approach has changed hearts and lives across language, location and culture.

The Learning Lab format is really simple: get together with a small group of others; use the Ninefold Path notebook or films to reflect on one of the nine beats; agree to put that beat into practice through some intentional practices, for at least a week; reflect back together on your experience.

“The combination of group and individual practice … has been a transformative experience for our community of faith.” – Rev Vince Anderson, Citylights Community, NYC

We have found these practices to be liberating – helping us to experiment, take risks, and try on new ways of thinking and doing. These NINE BEATS speak to us about empire and power, and how we might really change the world. They whisper to us about our inner selves and our daily habits. They invite us to a way of trust, lament, humility, justice, compassion, right motive, peace-making, surrender, and radical love. Check out the Learning Lab Guide, the Notebook, and the Ninefold Path films to get started.

“The Ninefold Path helps us see Jesus in a new light. Where Christianity arrive to tell us the ‘correct’ thing to think, the Ninefold Path helps us to see the way Jesus wants us to live. For us Aboriginals, that’s a much more powerful understanding of faith and practice.” – Auntie Denise, Christian leader, South Australia

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Ninefold Path Learning Lab - Group Guide (US Letter download)

US Letter size download. The Ninefold Path Learning Lab Group Guide accompanies the Notebook and is an experiential journey through the ancient wisdom of the beatitudes. 154 pages, PDF download, 8.5" x 11" (US Letter)

£17.99

Ninefold Path Learning Lab - Group Guide (A4)

The Ninefold Path Learning Lab Group Guide accompanies the Notebook and is an experiential journey through the ancient wisdom of the beatitudes. 154 pages, half-Canadian bound, 21cm x 29.7cm (A4)

£19.99
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