The Interior Landscape of Compassion

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April 21st, 2017

Three wisdom keepers on the inner voice of compassion in the mystical and contemplative traditions

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April 21st, 2017

What does it take to do the messy work compassion through incredible obstacles? Rami Nashashibi, Naomi Tutu and Kevin Cosby on courage and living compassion.

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April 20th, 2017

With wisdom and humor, Karen Armstrong and a cadre of American mayors, grapple with the question of cultivating compassion in our cities. Join the live stream from the 2017 Festival of Faiths.

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December 16th, 2015

The music video by Mr. Ebbo promoting Kickstart’s MoneyMaker.

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December 16th, 2015

Saddleback Church – September 21, 2007 Download Quicktime video [81:55] (to download, right-click your mouse and save): large [640×480] |…

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December 16th, 2015

» Web-Exclusive Interview with Arlene Sanchez Walsh Listen to Krista’s conversation with Arlene Sanchez Walsh. She tells her personal story…

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January 22nd, 2015

During a morning meditation session at The Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin in 2003, Thich Nhat Hanh gave this…

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December 8th, 2012

Ellen Williams mentioned this Wendell Berry poem as one of her favorites — read and listen to the poem again, and share it with others.

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June 6th, 2012

—Ray Bradbury, (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012). From “How to be Madder than Captain Ahab.”

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June 4th, 2012

—Henry David Thoreau from Walden, or Life in the Woods.  

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May 31st, 2012

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” —Helen Keller from The Story of My…

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May 29th, 2012

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” —Corrie…

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May 25th, 2012

“I was talking with one of my donors a few days ago who was talking about how memories, even your…

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May 24th, 2012

“We are not given dreams in order to be thwarted and frustrated. We are given dreams as guides.” —Julia Cameron,…

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May 22nd, 2012

“Not only is your story worth telling but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes…

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May 21st, 2012

“We work in the dark – we do what we can…”
—Henry James from The Middle Years.

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May 19th, 2012

“I’m tuning my body, I’m cleansing my soul, I’m making myself ready to receive the gift.” ~Vigen Guroian, theologian –…

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May 18th, 2012

“The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

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May 17th, 2012

“It’s the emptiest and yet fullest of human messages: Good-bye.”
—Kurt Vonnegut from Bluebeard: A Novel

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May 16th, 2012

Our daily pairing of an image with a quote this time had the “aquanaut” in mind.

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May 15th, 2012

Elizabeth Cotten’s “Freight Train” is just what I needed this evening.

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May 15th, 2012

“Organ playing is the manifestation of a will filled with the vision of eternity.”

—Charles Marie Widor from an interview with Albert Schweitzer

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May 14th, 2012

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession…”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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May 11th, 2012

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”
—Søren Kierkegaard

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May 10th, 2012

“You can listen to silence Reuven. I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it.”
—Chaim Potok from The Chosen.

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May 8th, 2012

“He promised us that everything would be OK. I was a child, but I knew that everything would not be OK. That did not make my father a liar. It made him my father.”
~Jonathan Safran Foer from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

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May 7th, 2012

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race.”
~Rachel Carson

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May 4th, 2012

An excellent graphic from the National Post on the number of adherents of the world’s believing and non-believing constituencies. What factoid surprises you?

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May 3rd, 2012

“My life has taught me that there is a wealth of strength within us, there is nothing we cannot handle. Life presents it’s purpose and beauty in all sorts of ways. The trick is to stay open to one’s strength, to not deny or strive to prove it, but rather to simply have it.”
—Matthew Sanford, from Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence

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May 1st, 2012

“I would just like people to believe that humility — listening to the other person and trying to understand the other person — and forgiving are important.”
—David Plant

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April 30th, 2012

“I’ve been more than blessed with people, with miracles, with angels all around. When I’ve been in trouble and couldn’t get up the stairs, along came a neighbor, and she just said, ‘Can I help you?’”
—Ruth Wilkes

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April 27th, 2012

“…the winnowed wisdom of the human race, is found distilled in the world’s great, enduring religions.”

~Huston Smith

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April 26th, 2012

“Your hands are sliced up from twisting wires together, handling junction boxes made out of stamped sheet metal, and cutting metal conduit with a hacksaw. But none of this damage touches the best part of yourself.”
Matthew Crawford

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April 25th, 2012

“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.”
~Richard Rohr

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April 24th, 2012

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
—Arthur Conan Doyle

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April 23rd, 2012

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

~Terry Pratchett

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April 21st, 2012

Facebook connections across the hanging globe. Only China and the croc (alligator?) muzzled in styrofoam are left out. #mnearthday

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April 21st, 2012

Dig the @sciencemuseummn docent uses a Wii for gaming the globe. #mnearthday (Taken with instagram)

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April 20th, 2012

Had to park five blocks away from Plymouth church to hear @EricMetaxas speech for Faith & Life series. (Taken with instagram)

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April 20th, 2012

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.”

~John Muir from an essay in Nature Writings.

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April 19th, 2012

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance with our innermost being.”

~Joseph Campbell

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April 18th, 2012

Feminist theologian Carter Heyward inspired this instagram on love.

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April 17th, 2012

“No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.”

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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April 16th, 2012

“I see my work as a vehicle for relationships. A great painting isn’t great until viewers come and engage with it.”
—Bruce Herman

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April 13th, 2012

“The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his…

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April 12th, 2012

“Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take [it] out from the sheep,…

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