Spirituality

If you’re going to turn up in this world and do real work, you’re going to need to be fundamentally strong and energized. In my experience this demands five interrelated sacred practices.

1. Cool Practices

The first...

People get so caught up in the content of their spiritual enthusiasms that they may give little thought to the emotions involved. Some adults tell me that they still follow the values taught in the church where they grew up simply because their...

Omega: What instrument would you still like to learn how to play?

Jimmie: I would love to play the piano. I always regret that I didn’t learn the piano. I also would like to play the electric guitar.

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Omega: What is the biggest challenge for beginning meditators?

Culadasa: The biggest obstacle of all, without question, is establishing a regular daily practice of a reasonable length. The most important...

One of the most challenging things to do is start a meditation practice—or any other practice—and stick to it. If you've struggled to start a practice of any kind, you'll be interested to hear what experienced teachers...

Reality ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.

In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that everything you think is real is not. Physicists, for going on 100 years now, have not known what to make of the fact that Newton’s classical view of the world...

Omega: Is the process of waking up to your true nature a gradual one for most people or is it sudden and spontaneous?

Sharon: I’ve been teaching for nearly 13 years and have been on the spiritual path for...

Our ancient ancestors knew that the majority of consciousness on Earth is not human. In their times, people were able to achieve glimpses into the awareness of their animal relatives, and to align with them, as part of a living fabric of...

How will you use this singular treasure of life that you have been given? What is the purpose of the unique blend of skills, gifts, experiences, and perspectives that you alone possess?

Michael Bernard Beckwith’s gift is to help you answer...

“The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the Self.” —Carl G. Jung

The mandala is a symbol for wholeness. When you use it as a focal point for meditation...

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