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Centering Prayer: Recovery For Ministerial Burnout

Centering prayer can help with burnout, so read on for more prayer tips.  Burnout is a big problem. In far too many cases we hear of missionaries who go to the field and then, before long, we learn that they have lost their zeal and came...

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...

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...

Practicing Professional Compassion

Across the globe, in board rooms, in cubicles, on the factory floor–wherever you find workers, a quiet revolution is underway. What began as a movement toward greater spirituality in the workplace has morphed into multiple understandings of what this phrase might mean. It’s characterized by...