Summer Light – by JoyAnne O’Donnell

The blue sky sings with the summer's flowers white daisies the color of clouds wonders the sand so soft blessing us freeing our spirit's bus to rest and revive to wonder and survive.    

Sishyapoojita – The Most Revered Among Disciples

Gurucharanam Saranam The concept of ‘Sishyapoojita’ is an original contribution of Santhigiri Guruparampara to the spiritual fraternity. Sishyapoojita, meaning the worshipful among disciples is the highest accolade bestowed by Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru, the founder...

Tendonitis as Spiritual Teacher

Until last autumn, when I overused one of my tendons while walking 520 miles of the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in Spain, I had never sustained a mobility-impairing injury.  While...

Goodbye, Gluttony! Dispatch from a Contemplative Thanksgiving

Breaking the tradition of feasting, with or without family, I attended my first contemplative Thanksgiving last week in Boulder, CO.  Despite my excitement at the concept, the brainchild of a fellow on Meetup.com, anxiety...

What She Said

She said, "I am the Power, I am the Shakti, I am creating a new earth. "I do not bring change in the old way, through your activism, politics, or religion. I am subtler and...

Silent Retreat: A Stationary Pilgrimage

"The longest journey you will make in your life is from your head to your heart" - Sioux legend In December, friends offered to host a four day, mostly silent meditation retreat at their mountain...

Series on the Bahá’í Faith Part 1: Bahá’ís in Iran

Twice a month, Ahva Afnani and I will be posting articles about the Bahá’í Faith here. We are members of the Bahá’í Community of the United States that has in total over 200,000 members....

Spiritual Poetry Writing Class

If you’d like to write spiritual poetry – or if you admire the writings of Rumi, Hafiz, Whitman, and others – please join us for an online writing group that will meet for four Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m EST.

Just One Thing by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

Enjoy the Freedom Not To Do you got to? The Practice: Enjoy the freedom not to. Why? We’re pulled and prodded by financial pressures, commuter traffic, corporate policies, technology, advertising, politics, and the people we work with and live...

Celestial Celebration

Buddha contemplates in silence. His peaceful countenance and cherubic smile radiate his inner bliss. His unnatural long ears, symbolic of a beautiful reality, are listening intently to some sublime music. One can get a...