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GENERIC SPIRITUALITY: The primal knowing of the truth of love that resides at the core of every human being

GENERIC SPIRITUALITY: The primal knowing of the truth of love that resides at the core of every human being

No matter the product, I always opt for generic if it’s available. Why should I pay more to have my oatmeal subjected to more...
August 23, 2016 × 1 comment

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TRANSCENDING CULTURE: From separation to oneness                                                                  

TRANSCENDING CULTURE: From separation to oneness                                                                  

In the 1988 Presidential election year I found myself employed as the campaign manager of a friend of mine who was running for President...
April 12, 2016 × 0 comments

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MEISTER ECKHART: Interview with Matthew Fox on the man for all spiritual seasons

MEISTER ECKHART: Interview with Matthew Fox on the man for all spiritual seasons

“The person who understands what I have to say about justice understands everything I have to say.” That’s a line you’d expect...
September 20, 2015 × 1 comment

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ENGAGED BUDDHA: Dispelling the myth of the non-relational Buddha

ENGAGED BUDDHA: Dispelling the myth of the non-relational Buddha

The following article is excerpted from Time to Stand Up: An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for our Earth by Thanissara. A silent, non-relational...
September 9, 2015 × 0 comments

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Understand Ahimsa to Know What it Really Means to “Do No Harm”

Understand Ahimsa to Know What it Really Means to “Do No Harm”

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning “do no harm.” It’s an important virtue in Indian spirituality, such as Hinduism,...
August 20, 2015 × 2 comments

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FULFILLING MISSION: A personal story of a life of service

FULFILLING MISSION: A personal story of a life of service

It was his passion for service that allowed the legendary Arthur of old to draw the sword Excalibur out of the marble stone and anvil...
April 25, 2015 × 0 comments

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BELIEVE NOTHING: 10 teachings from the Kalama Sutta to defend against intellectual dependence

BELIEVE NOTHING: 10 teachings from the Kalama Sutta to defend against intellectual dependence

All people in the world, including the Thai people, are now in the same situation as were the Kalama people of Kesaputtanigama, India,...
July 5, 2013 × 3 comments

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A MINDFUL NATION:  Rep. Tim Ryan relates his experience with mindfulness practice and how to realign the mind with the heart

A MINDFUL NATION: Rep. Tim Ryan relates his experience with mindfulness practice and how to realign the mind with the heart

It was cold and grey outside as I walked by the bottom of an imposing mountain. It felt as though fall had turned into winter in just...
February 27, 2013 × 2 comments

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WHAT’S YOUR YES?: Transform compassion fatigue by committing to the positive

WHAT’S YOUR YES?: Transform compassion fatigue by committing to the positive

In my fairly inward life as an artist, I’m pleasantly surprised by the many forms which my “teachers” assume. Sages appear and...
January 22, 2013 × 3 comments

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