Chuck Dunning, author of Contemplative Masonry: Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the Craft, has been a Master Mason since 1988. He is a member of Albert Pike #162 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and his mother lodge is Haltom City-Riverside #1331, in Haltom City, Texas. Chuck is a member of the Oklahoma Lodge of Research, 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 Director of Education for the Guthrie Valley. 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 holds a master’s degree in counselor education and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. His career has been in mental health and higher education, with focus areas in personal development, leadership, mentoring, and team building.