Anthony Burkart, Psy.D

Anthony Burkart is Professor of Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction. He is a psychotherapist and spiritual director in private practice on the coast of Maine. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and a Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate of New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California. He holds a M.Div. from Bangor Theological Seminary, an S.T.M. from New York Theological Seminary and a Psy.D. from the Graduate Theological Foundation. He is also a graduate of the Shalem Institute’s Spiritual Guidance Program. Dr. Burkart is an author, retreat leader, teacher, and spiritual director, or as he prefers, a "spiritual janitor," and for the past fifteen years has been in private practice in what he calls "Contemplative Psychotherapy," the dance and interchange between conventional psychotherapy and spiritual direction. His interest for the past thirty years has been the dialogue between Eastern and Western spirituality which is currently active with the Bede Griffith Foundation at New Camaldoli Hermitage and New Skete Monastery in New York. He has published numerous papers in Sacred Journey, Shalem Publications and other journals. He has lived on a small farm with his family on the coast of Maine for the past thirty-five years.

Religious Affiliation
  • Ordained Minister (United Church of Christ)
  • Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate (Roman Catholic)
General Areas of Interests
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Interplay between Buddhist and Christian Contemplative practice and understanding
Specialized Areas
  • Transformative Processes
  • Spiritual Direction & Psychotherapy
  • Spirituality & Psychology
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
Areas of Service


  • Latin
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