Contemplation * Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton Contemplation . . . is the experiential grasp of reality as subjective, not so much “mind” (which would signify “belonging to the external self”) but “myself” in existential mystery. Contemplation does not arrive at reality after a process of deduction, but by an intuitive awakening in which our free and personal reality becomes fully alive to its own existential depths, … Read More

On Religious Inquiry * Vimala Thakar

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Vimala Thakar Religious inquiry involves willingness to court failure. If we are too much concerned with doing the correct thing and are afraid of making mistakes, then fear creates inhibitions and prevents the openness necessary for learning. Sometimes we’ll make mistakes, slip and fall but as children learning to walk, we pick ourselves up and go on joyously, carrying no … Read More

A Holiday Story from Rishikesh, India

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Happy Holidays from Amy Edelstein

A Holiday Story   It was Christmas week, 1983. The rumpled foothills of the Garhwali Himalayan range shone blue-ish in the early twilight and late dawn. The harder core ascetics, not the ones who flock like snow birds to the holy sites closer to the equator and lower in elevation, knotted their rough orange wool scarves around their ears, turning … Read More

Mindfulness in the Workplace – Voice America Radio

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Quantum Business Insights radio on Mindfulness in the Workplace

Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud Mindfulness in the Workplace with Amy Edelstein To gain an edge in our highly competitive economy, employers need to create an environment that brings out the best in their employees. This includes training, support, and an environment that fosters well-being. We’ve seen a rash of tools introduced from in-office fitness programs to health-conscious catering. … Read More

Evolutionary Spirituality: A Path & Perspective

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Evolutionary Spirituality with Amy Edelstein

Evolutionary Spirituality empowering our practice with the energy of the universe by Amy Edelstein   “Shaping and reshaping, in wonder I am here!” ~ Goethe Over the last decade, evolutionary spirituality has spread its canopy over many of our beliefs, mystical intuitions, and the quality of our relatedness. A marriage of science and spirit, some argue this path is as … Read More