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Aging as a Spiritual Practice

Read this article to find meditation spiritual practices that will enhance your aging process.  *** I began studying with my first Buddhist teacher Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in the 1960s when I was in my twenties and he was in his sixties. Once, after a lecture, someone asked...

Meditation, the Eleventh Step, & Alcoholics Anonymous

One woman's story of struggling with alcoholism while learning meditation. "To us, the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek." Alcoholics Anonymous, third edition, p. 46 My Staggering Start at Meditation By the time I groaned my way into a...

The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World

Preface A certain day became a presence to me; there it was, confronting me—a sky, air, light: a being. And before it started to descend from the height of noon, it leaned over and struck my shoulder as if with the flat of a sword, granting me honor and a task. The...