Chuck Dunning, author of Contemplative Masonry: Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the Craft, has been a Master Mason since 1988. His mother lodge is Haltom City-Riverside #1331, in Haltom City, Texas, he is also a member of Albert Pike #162 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and an honorary member of Sophia #767 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Chuck is a Full Member of the Texas Lodge of Research, and belongs to a number of other Masonic research societies. In the Scottish Rite, Chuck is a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, Director of Education for the Guthrie Valley in Oklahoma, and a Class Director for the Fort Worth Valley in Texas. In 2012 he became the founding Superintendent of the Academy of Reflection, which is a chartered organization for Scottish Rite Masons wanting to integrate contemplative practice with their Masonic experience. Chuck is a member of the Society for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, and has been engaged in various forms of contemplative practice for over three decades. In his career in higher education and mental health, in Masonry, and with other groups and individuals, he facilitates and teaches mindfulness, meditation, and imagery to enhance peoples’ experiences of life in many ways. Chuck holds a master’s degree in counselor education and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from the University of North Texas.

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