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Spiritual Practice

St. Benedict: Rules for a Busy Contemplative

St. Benedict created a rule for those seeking to live a monastic life that I have applied to my daily life. Whether you are Christian, or follow a different spiritual path, you can find great value in following St. Benedict's Rule, acknowledging the spiritual in your everyday...

Connecting Centering Prayer and The Spiritual Exercises

Two watershed experiences in my own spiritual journey were a 30-day retreat at Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, Massachusetts in July, 1976, and a 14-day intensive centering prayer retreat that took place at the Lama Foundation located in the mountains of northern New Mexico...

Spiritual Practice: The Best Way to Attain Happiness

Too long I’ve wandered from place to place, Seen mountains and seas at vast expense. Why haven’t I stepped two yards from my house, Opened my eyes and gazed very close At a drop of dew on a stalk of rice? —Rabindranath Tagor We are living in unprecedented times. Quantum leaps...