spirituality*creativity*transformation

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Catalyzing spiritual growth, creative expression, and engaged action to build a caring, just world.

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Welcome

Welcome to The Creative Source!


We offer services that facilitate your personal transformation and professional contribution: life/work coaching, creativity coaching, work visioning, and spiritual counseling.


We alsooffer a wide range of free resources to support your spiritual growth, creative expression, and career fulfillment. 


All of our offerings promote inner guidance, empowerment, and well-being in service of self, family, community, society, Earth, and the Creative Source.  Our offerings also foster presence, purpose, and passion. 


We believe that every person has a unique calling to discover and precious gifts to share.  We want to help you cultivate your gifts and share them with the world.  

resources & services

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Life/Work Coaching

Work Visioning

Creativity/Writing Coaching

Spiritual Counseling

Spirituality Resources

Creativity Resources

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ABOUT US

Charles Burack, Ph.D.

 Dr. Burack is the founder and principal of The Creative Source.  He is an award-winning writer, poet, professor and scholar as well as an accomplished spiritual counselor, creativity/career coach, and organizational consultant.  For over two decades, Chuck has been committed to catalyzing individual, collective, and planetary transformation. 


 As a professor and core faculty at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California, Chuck teaches interdisciplinary courses in psychology, spirituality, and literature and has pioneered contemplative and creative educational approaches.  He has published three books and dozens of essays, articles, stories, and poems. He also has taught at UC Berkeley, St. Mary's College, California Institute of Integral Studies, Naropa University, Oakland, The Chaplaincy Institute, California State University, East Bay, Starr King School for Ministry, University of Creation Spirituality, and Chabot College. 


Chuck helped create the interfaith curriculum at The Chaplaincy Institute and served as the director of its spiritual direction program.  He has volunteered as a lay interfaith chaplain at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Walnut Creek, and currently serves on the Professional Advisory Group of the hospital's Clinical Pastoral Education program.


Before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988, Chuck worked for six years as a strategic planner, communication consultant, and human resource specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  He also worked as research assistant at the University of Chicago Medical Center and the University of Illinois Center for Research in Criminal Justice. 


Our Mission

+ Facilitate lifelong transformation, well-being,  and creative  

   contribution.

+ Foster self-actualization in the service of family, community,

    society, Earth, and Source.

+ Celebrate diversity and embrace unity


Our Values

+We cherish  ideas and actions that support human dignity, diversity, equality, integrity, well-being, and transformation.

+We are committed to embo  universal values: love, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, gratitude, truth, justice, wisdom, joy, and peace.

+We embrace principles and practices that support the well-being, evolution and sustainability of the Earth and all its inhabitants. 

+We revere, delight in, and seek to serve the Source of life.

Events

Tuesday

School Tour

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Details

Tuesday

School Tour

Tour our school and hear more about our programs. Space is limited. Please contact us to reserve your spot.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Friday

Talent Show

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

Friday

Talent Show

Come see our talented students!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday

School Fair

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Event Details

Saturday

School Fair

Support us by attending our fundraising fair!

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Spirituality resources

Blessing the World and All Its Inhabitants.Tikkun July 13 2017 (pdf)

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Creating Integral Prayers and Meditations.July 2011 (pdf)

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Cultivating Oneness.Tikkun1997 (pdf)

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Embracing the Many Names of the One.Jan07 (pdf)

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Facing the Challenges of Integral Spirituality.Jan05 (pdf)

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Healing Spirit: How Three Faiths Converged to Heal My Body and Heart_Jan2008.latest (pdf)

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Kabbalah for All People_April2008.rev[1] (pdf)

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Meeting the Challenges of Interfaith Spiritual Direction Sept 2011 (pdf)

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On Turning Sixty .Counsel from My Inner Wisdom on How to Live.Oct 12 2016 (pdf)

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Overcoming the Fear of Mixing Faiths.July07 (pdf)

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Reclaiming Jesus.InterreligInsight.April 2009 (pdf)

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Responding to the Challenges of Contemplative Curriculum.JOCI-1-1_Burack (pdf)

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Returning Meditation to Education.Tikkun1999 (pdf)

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Six Senses of Interfaith Spirituality.Oct03 (pdf)

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WrestlePrayer.April06 (pdf)

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Creativity resources

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The Creative Source

Martinez, California

(925) 405-707

Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

CREATIVITY Resources Downloads

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