Tag: contemplation

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April 25, 2017

On the heels of Earth Day, a dialogue on the necessity of both contemplation and action, detachment and radical engagement in our relationship with the environment.

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April 21, 2017

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

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November 29, 2015

As we enter the contemplative season of waiting, an invitation to join us in reflecting on the myriad experiences of Advent.

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November 11, 2015

There are those people who know how to get ahead of the train wreck and those folks who are called to their senses after the collision has happened. But, catastrophe, too, can be a contemplative path if you choose to accept it.

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August 1, 2015

To “prioritize intention rather than form” is a the heart of a contemplative practice, whatever that may be. A lay Buddhist monk tells the story of creating a “tree” that’s liberated us from narrow ideas of what contemplative practice is and find one (or more) that truly works for us.

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April 2, 2015

Who you’re going to be and what you’re going to become takes time. But, nowadays, getting educated has an extraordinary set of expectations for students. Omid Safi reminds us that students need to be gentle with themselves as they discover what it means to be a human being and not just a human doing.

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February 28, 2015

An illustration of contemplative practices showing the breadth of meditation and mindfulness within traditions. It certainly opens up one’s understanding about how these disciplines take root and manifest themselves in our lives, non?

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April 27, 2014

In this final installment of a four-part meditation on the interior emptiness of the East Antarctic ice cap, the author and explore reflects on the impossibility of intimacy in the presence of impermanence.

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April 27, 2014

In this third essay from a four-part meditation on the interior emptiness of the East Antarctic ice cap, the author and explorer navigates the inner life, an elusive and meandering journey, as he contemplates the solipsistic continent.

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April 26, 2014

The second of a four-part meditation on the interior emptiness of the East Antarctic ice cap. In “Absence,” a reflection on how emptiness feeds a strange beauty, an oblivion of white.

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April 26, 2014

The first of a four-part meditation on the interior emptiness of the East Antarctic ice cap. In “Arrival, the author explores the dance between ice and idea, wondering how the ice cap “challenges our notions of place and self.”

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February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday is today, inaugurating this year’s season of Lent. Cultural customs dictate “giving something up” for Lent. Without any…

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June 26, 2010

Our weekend exercise. Try this 10-minute bell sound meditation and then share your experience with us.

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June 25, 2010

“ReTweets By Others,” “ReTweets by You,” “Your Tweets, Retweeted” — try saying it ten times in a row! After live-tweeting…