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How A Profound Dream Changed The Course Of This Woman's Life

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion

Author Anne Scott spent her 20s working as an international journalist and traveling around the world to places like the People's Republic of China, B...

Nanda Devi: The Mountain and the Goddess

Stephen Alter | Posted 11.04.2015 | Religion
Stephen Alter

Nanda Devi is known as the "bliss-giving goddess," though the Sanskrit word "ananda," at the root of her name, is better understood as "contentment." Being an atheist, I seek the mountain more than the goddess, though the two are inseparable. Despite my disbelief, I have always appreciated the spiritual resonance of the Himalayas.

What If Every Day Was a Parliament of the World's Religions?

John Halstead | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

For five days members of the most diverse religions not only co-existed, but created community together. How was this possible? There was no proselytizing. And the conversation was intentionally inclusive.

A Rosh Hashanah Sermon on Gender Equality

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

"Man and woman were created in the Divine image. Male and female God created them." Each year we reread the story of creation. We return to our story of origin as a signal that Rosh Hashanah is all about returning to our truest selves -- or as we say in Hebrew, tshuvah.

The Sacred, Profane, and Mundane: The Power of Words

Shammi Paranjape | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Shammi Paranjape

Words hold great power. They are the symbols of life, of language, of all that we know and feel. They give expression to our lives, our souls, our deepest longings and strongest emotions. The skill of using the right words is a potent force.

Standing on Sacred Ground PBS World Series Premieres Sunday

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Wherever you live in the United States, it is likely that you are within a short drive of sacred ground. You may be standing on it as you read this. But the threats to sacred lands are global.

Who Really Controls Wall Street, and Why It Matters

Nourish International | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Nourish International

We have to remember that the same banks responsible for so much of the financial strife, confusion, and crisis are guided by social forces. When we believe our financial systems are beyond our control, we neglect our responsibility to those most impacted by its flaws.

We Are Earth Walking

Amanda Hessling | Posted 05.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Hessling

Dearest Friends -- Now is the time to remember who we are. We are not as the corporations would have us. Our value is not in our ability to consume ...

Rumi's Call: Sacred Adventure to Awaken Your Soul

Laurie Seymour | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Laurie Seymour

I could hardly believe we were finally making this long-planned trip to Turkey. Much in the news today, Turkey sits at the intersection of Europe and Asia and borders the Middle East. It is unique in that it has been home for centuries to all three of the great "revealed" religions.

Soundscapes and Our Sense of Belonging

Kim Haines-Eitzen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion
Kim Haines-Eitzen

Sounds are also not a cultural universal: music for one person may be noise to another; the sound of thunder may frighten some and be soothing to others; the call of the adhan may be "grating and annoying" to some and "beautiful" to others.

LISTEN: The Power Of Pilgrimage

Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal...

Is Networking in Meditation Groups a Moral Issue?

Ken McLeod | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Ken McLeod

Is meditation good for your career? According to a recent article in the NY Times, the answer is an unequivocal "Yes." But does this violate the sacredness of the practice?

Can Music Heal Jerusalem?

Rosa Lia June | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Rosa Lia June

Jerusalem isn't always an easy city. But to be sat outside at night, near the Old City, listening to music and singing, the sounds washed over me, cleared me, and made me feel lighter.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Why You Should Make Your Bed

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Being a Woman Is a Privilege

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

We create worlds. We inspire communities. We ignite transformations. And yet and because of this, the divine feminine has been repressed for mill...

The Sacred Geometry of Letting Go

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Letting go is the oxygen of life. The luster of love. The sacred spirit of joy. Surrender to the possibility that you know what's best for you. Re...

Spiritual but Not Religious an Oxymoron?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Many people have come to prefer different language to describe their religious beliefs and practices. This is because the word "religion" has accumulated negative connotations.

Loneliness and the Sacred Web of Life

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

The unspoken poverty in our culture is a poverty of spirit, a real hunger for what the West has forgotten: that not just individual life but all of creation is sacred.

The Labyrinth: An Ancient Path Leads to a New Documentary

Cintia Cabib | Posted 03.09.2014 | DC
Cintia Cabib

On the rooftop of the American Psychological Association's office building in Washington, D.C., meditation teacher Klia Bassing leads class participan...

Top 5 Religion Stories... Of All Time!

Gary Laderman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Gary Laderman

Perhaps this year we can look at religion and identify some stories that never die, that are not simply events that happened over the course of 12 months but are, in a sense, eternally returning and deeply rooted in human cultures and consciousness.

Including the Earth in Our Prayers

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

We are part of a magical, beautiful, and suffering Earth, whose darkening we have created with our endless exploitation. The Earth, which is so infinitely generous, needs our prayers, needs our loving, our open hearts and remembrance.

Slicing the Baby in Two

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Robert Koehler

The wholeness of who we are is what matters and we need to live in a way that honors this, not in a way that dismembers it. We need to live more with reverence, which can't be reduced to a billboard slogan, than with certainty, which can.

Arresting Beauty - Finding the Sacred Off Screens

Heidi Legg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Heidi Legg

In the chaos of a digital life it seems harder and harder to find the sacred, those singular epiphanies when a body of work or reflection of society in art stops us in our tracks.

Sacred Joy in Getting Surpassed

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Andy Siegel was only fourteen when I met him. But he carried himself with an air of experience. His questions were striking, and his ability to work with people of all ages was like nothing I had ever seen, especially in someone so young.

Sacred Rites of Spring: Voting

Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.

All I see is my screen go blank, after which I deposit my card with some church volunteers who place it on an open stack and hand me an "I Voted" sticker. Did I really?, I now wonder.