Food for the Journey



The Coromandel Christian Trust has established a library of CDs and DVDs for use by the members of the Contemplative Network and others interested in contemplative practice. The resource represents a significant investment and comprises teaching, inspiration, encouragement and insightful dialogue from pillars of the Contemplative Way - Cynthia Bourgeault, Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr and Ken Wilber and others.

In setting up the library the Trustees considered whether to include books. It was decide that books tend to be a more personal item and can also be borrowed from existing public libraries, who also accept requests to add books to their collections, and can be easily purchased from bookshops. The CDs and DVDs are available from sources in the US & Canada but not so readily available in NZ. They are generally more expensive than books and are ideal for use with groups.


  • The CDs and DVDs are available to borrow from the library managed by the Trust.
  • Library membership is available on request for an initial membership fee to cover the ongoing provision of resources and and a borrowing fee to cover postage and packing.
  • Requested items will be sent via NZ Post Track & Trace for a fee to cover postage and packing.
  • The CDs and DVDs are loaned for a specific period and must be returned to the Trust within a reasonable time frame - just as you borrow book from the library.

To protect the resource we have decided to make single copies of all the items and loan these. This acts as a form of insurance, allowing us to produce another copy for borrowing if the items are ever damaged or lost.
Without being specific, please be mindful of the length time you have an item as we want to ensure the resources are available to move around the community of borrowers within a reasonable time frame.

The Trust is happy to receive and consider suggestions about adding further items to the collection.

Membership, Fee Structure and Method of Operation

To join, contact:

Tony Silvester-Clark
Coromandel Christian Trust
14 Kassa Rise
Auckland 0800

Click here to email Tony.

Membership fee: $20.00

Borrowing Fee: $11.00 P&P - includes return prepaid envelope

Fees payable to:
The Coromandel Christian Trust
Bank Account 02 0152 0056791 00

Unavailability: If an item is already out on loan you will be advised along with the date of the expected availability.