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Sacred Space

9 Sacred Spaces That Transformed Into Stunning Secular Buildings

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion

What happens to a sacred place when people no longer gather there to seek the divine? A lot of things, actually. As more people find spirituality ou...

A Cabin, a Fort, and Memorial Day 2016

Jonathan Ebel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Ebel

The cemetery is a beautiful place, but as Mom has said many times, seeing my dad's name there makes it all so real, so final. We gave him some pinecones and some tiny violets from the woods, felt sadness and disbelief, and then walked back to the car.

How To Create A Sacred Space In Your Home

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.04.2016 | Religion

Whether you're religious, non-religious, or anything in between, a sacred space can help you pause, unplug, and reflect on the only work that really m...

Ways for Your Child to Embrace Meditation

Linda Lauren | Posted 02.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

My clients are diversified in age from 8 to 80 years old, and many of them want to open themselves to meditation. Adults have learned a variety of way...

This Is The Best Religious Architecture Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion

Sacred space is hard to define, but it's something many of us have experienced in our lives. The challenge for designers and architects is to find way...

Women Fight for Spiritual Rights in Israel

Vanessa L. Ochs | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Vanessa L. Ochs

Imagine US Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elana Kagan going together, along with eight other Jewish women, to the Western Wall in Jeru...

Finding the Sacred in 'Sacred Space'

Monique Minahan | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Monique Minahan

Where is your sacred space? How does it receive you from the world? How does it release you back into the world?

Anne Lamott: How to (Gracefully) Not Have It All

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Forget those gotta-dos, author Anne Lamott was saying. Forget about those things we should have done, and, crap, the things we never should have done in the first place.

Ways to Embrace an Attitude of Gratitude

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

Adopt the attitude of gratitude and you are likely to feel a peaceful calm wash over you as you will usher in a season of positive energy through thanks.

Make 'Room' for Meditation at Home

Joshua Smith | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Joshua Smith

Take time to incorporate elements that you find beautiful, or as one of my client says, "Oooh, that makes me happy!" Things that evoke that reaction are the things that speak to the soul.

Jaweed Kaleem

The Surprising Sacred Gathering Spaces That Are Moving Into Your Neighborhoods | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion

Twice a week, every Sunday and Monday night, around a dozen New Yorkers gather in long, candle-lit studio apartment nestled between a hair salon and s...

Jean Pagliuso and Toni Ross: Sources of Inspiration

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

The mystery of that solitude of space and their collective inspiration permeates the gallery's combined presentation of their work.

6 Techniques For Creating Your Own Sacred Space

Donna Labermeier | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I have to wonder if sacred space is really confined to a particular place that each of us has to go to in order to feel centered and peaceful. Instead of us going to it, why can't it come to us?

LOOK: The One Place You Refuse To Bring Your Smartphone

Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you fi...

Putting Away The Phone And Being Present

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Hewitt

Once I drop my 4-year-old daughter off at preschool and return home, I've started to put my phone back in the master bedroom from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This enables me to fully be present with my toddler.

The One Place This Google Executive Won't Take Her Phone

Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Is there one place you choose to honor with your full attention? Our "Sacred Spaces" series explores where your phone is unwelcome. From the mundane t...

The Importance of a Bridal Sacred Space

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.16.2013 | Weddings
Linda Lauren

Over the past six months, I have shared wedding news with quite a few friends and clients. As I listened to each bride rattle off the list of details to be attended to in order to have a fabulous event, I felt strangely unsettled.

The Necessity of Silence in Our Lives

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Mindfulness and meditation cannot exist without silence. We can prevent the extinction of silence by being more aware of the noise pollution all around us. If we control what we can, with that little flick of a finger, we can give our mind a much-needed break.

Daily Opportunities for Sacredness and Peace

Andrew Arakawa | Posted 11.16.2013 | Hawaii
Andrew Arakawa

How can we figuratively or literally take off our sandals so that we can have awareness that, right here and right now, we are standing on holy ground?

The New Languages Of Pentecost

S. Brent Plate | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

Religious people in the United States are speaking in tongues in ways seldom imagined before, offering a new twist on the event of Pentecost. As immigration shifts continue to unfold, we will find new ways of being not only "American," but new ways of being religious.

5 Tips For Creating A Sacred Space

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Take a few minutes to bring peacefulness and healing into your home by creating sacred space. It's not hard to do and has immense rewards. If you already have a sacred space, I'd love to hear about it. If I've inspired you to create one, I'd love to know how you made it meaningful to you.

WATCH: A Yoga Expert's Incredible Retreat

OWN | Posted 11.27.2012 | OWN

It's been said the body is a temple, but yoga expert Seane Corn says that her temple is... her own private yurt. It doesn't hurt that her yurt -- ...

The Torah And Making Sacred Spaces

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

What are we doing when we build and cherish churches, synagogues, and mosques of whatever size and grandeur today?

Why It Matters Where You Pray

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 09.28.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

While every tradition I know of has notions of sacred space limited to the faithful, the parking garage rooftop on the N.Y. Thruway reminds us that there is also another kind of sacred space.

A Blessing Of The Motorcycles

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 07.21.2011 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

The sacred can be found in the most unexpected of places: at work, at home, or on a 2005 black cherry Harley Davidson Road King with bored out cylinders and custom pipes. It's all holy.