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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...

A Pilgrimage of Silence to Follow St. Teresa of Avila

In recent years I have made pilgrimages of silence to the places in Spain where John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila lived, worked, and died. I call them pilgrimages of silence because I go alone and in visiting the various sites, try to...