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Contemplative Presence as Self-Care for Caregivers: Part 1

Professional caregivers choose that career because they have an intense, compassionate desire to help others. Unfortunately, burnout is a real issue for most professional caregivers, as they give and give without checking in with their own needs. If you are a caregiver, this article will help you...

15 Ways to Help Householders Practice Spirituality

I came home from my first trip to India full of spiritual ideas and intent on following the householders path. What was enlightening and what wasn’t. What was holy, sacred, pure; what was decadent, ignorant, unworthy. There’s nothing worse than a convert and I was...

Brother Wayne Teasdale’s Life & Legacy

Brother Wayne Teasdale has been one of the more fruitful personalities of our time. His legacy is alive and well in those who knew him, as well as in countless others involved in the various movements his writing foreshadowed and inspired. A true spiritual outlier,...

Meditation Posture for Beginners

Most standard instruction in meditation begins with the posture. Nevertheless, we should not make the mistake of thinking that there is something rigid or fixed about what the posture is. For example, Buddha statues demonstrate sitting cross-legged, but these days many people practice meditation on...

The Movement of Mindfulness: Faith of Secular Spirituality

Mindfulness is sweeping the nation, inviting people form all backgrounds into spirituality. Read about the trends here.  The Mindfulness Revolution As I write this, a copy of Time magazine is on my table. On the cover is a young woman, eyes closed, with the hint of a...