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.
Three wisdom keepers on the inner voice of compassion in the mystical and contemplative traditions
As we enter the contemplative season of waiting, an invitation to join us in reflecting on the myriad experiences of Advent.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Ash Wednesday is today, inaugurating this year’s season of Lent. Cultural customs dictate “giving something up” for Lent. Without any…
Our weekend exercise. Try this 10-minute bell sound meditation and then share your experience with us.