I understand completely Rich, that sounds like an excellent induction. There is a great deal of literature as you no doubt know, but John Main’s “Word into Silence” is certainly one of the best. He was one of the leading figures in the contemplative revival and an extraordinarily profound man who realised that this practice is essential in the daily spiritual life of the laity, not just as a monastic tradition. The World Community for Christian Meditation follows this tradition. James has addressed them on several occasions and will again in France this coming March. Let me know how you get on.