Posts tagged Meditation
Spirituality & Community Organizing

In this moment of disruptive change in our political environment I see both hope and real possibility to integrate traditional community organizing, social movement theory, and spiritual practices in order to bring our whole selves to the work of transforming systems and structures that oppress people and prevent them from realizing and sharing their gifts. 

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The Spirit of Restorative Justice

Sujatha Baliga found herself sitting in a room with a murderer and his victim’s parents, who had come seeking something more than punishment for their child’s killer. Sujatha, and the process of Restorative Justice, was uniquely positioned to help. In this interview, Sujatha teaches us about the practice of Restorative Justice and her personal experience.

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Homeless Youth Find Their Way Home

When I was sixteen, I was living by myself in a one-room shack perched on the edge of a ravine in the middle of a redwood forest in northern California. My living space was not insulated, and I heated it with an old pot-bellied stove I scavenged from a neighbor. It had no running water, so I hauled what I could carry in a five-gallon container.

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Love, Loss, & the Making of "A Small Good Thing"

Little did I know that the making of this film would be my most important teacher in how to live in a better way. The film began as a way to highlight the latest research on happiness, but it became an exploration of how to hold to one’s true course despite disappointment, failure, and lost love.

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Healing Presence: Interview with Sister Dang Nghiem

Looking for peace and purpose? In this interview with Sister Dang Nghiem, author of Healing: A Woman’s Journey from Doctor to Nun, we read the story of someone who has discerned a vocation of healing and presence. Sister D's wisdom in teaching and practicing mindfulness in order to be a healing presence for herself and others comes through her words.   

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A Global Collaboration: Art that transcends in public places

Immerse in a deep meditative experience through the artistic creations of Colors in Motion. Curated in video form and pulled from a beautiful combination of "dance, sculpture, original musical compositions and soundscapes, voice, light, aurora borealis photography, poetry, and prose," the four TOUCHSTONES shared here represent "imagination unbounded." 

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Freedom

Prose poem or personal reflection, whatever you call it, Julie Barnes' words take us on a journey through her inner life and into our own. The winding paths of her thoughts, poured out in these words, bring us into the present moment of our own lives as she shares her freedom with us, writing, "My empty hands, palms up on knees, accompany the breath as it settles and deepens."

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The Activist as Contemplative

What does it mean to let go? The Reverend Steven Bonsey teaches us through his own experience of clinging and of letting go: "One moment I am walking a path on solid ground, the next I am hanging from a branch, weak with exhaustion and despair, trembling with terror and rage. The many cliff-hangers of my life have been my teachers."

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