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The Manifesto of New Monasticism

There is a new monasticism forming in the world today, and Roy McEntee is at the forefront forging the manifestos of the movement. Prologue “We assert that new monasticism names an impulse that is trying to incarnate itself in the new generation. It is beyond the borders...

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...

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...