Year: 2012

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and is a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock…

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Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is the author of The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics. More of his writing, interviews, short films, etc. may be found on his website, charleseisenstein.net. Eisenstein

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The Pledge

Resolving to take meaningful action on behalf of all. The Pledge: Here we make a solemn promise to live in the world with love and dedication. This pledge is not prescribed; it must come from the heart of each one of us. We ask: “What pledge must I make to fulfill my life’s purpose, and…

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What May Be

Responding with mind and heart to the call of the future. What May Be: This pillar opens us to appreciation of new possibilities. In the face of adversity and the breakdown of old systems, our creative response arises. Drawing on both imagination and intellect, we discover innovative ways of living and being. By aligning our…

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The Cry

Opening to the suffering of the world in all its forms. The Cry: We offer compassionate attention to the pain, fear, loss and degradation that people experience each day. Deep recognition is given to those in need of basic amenities, or who are facing violence, isolation, and alienation. We likewise attend to the distress of…

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The Great Mystery

Awakening to the numinous nature of reality. The Great Mystery: Now we enter the numinous whole of reality. Here there is no separation, no otherness. The heart is unveiled, awe arises, and we discover that everything is interconnected within a sublime and all-pervasive unity. Go back to Our Sacred Heritage < > Continue on to…

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Our Sacred Heritage

Contemplating the rich record of the human encounter with the divine. Our Sacred Heritage: Here we contemplate humanity’s awakening to the divine source of life. Honoring the legacy of the prophets and sages of the world’s great religious and indigenous traditions, and others who embody illuminated aspects of human character, we can glimpse our own…

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The Living Universe

Exploring the nature of the universe and the Earth, and our vital relation to them. The Living Universe: Shifting to a more vast biography, we survey the whole manifest universe, and the cosmologies that describe our relation with it. From the primal flaring forth and crystallization of the cosmos, spiraling into galaxies beyond number, to…

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The Journey of Life

Reflecting upon the shared contours of the human experience. The Journey of Life: As different as our origins and life experiences may be, we all are born into the world, and then pass from this world. We come out of a mystery and return to a mystery. Between these poles, we move through time, we…

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Notes on the Historic Context of Saracen Chivalry

Notes on the Historic Context of Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity, and the Mystical Quest by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
. Notes on the Historic Context of Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity, and the Mystical Quest by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
. I.  The Fourth Europe A. Europe’s Crescent A veritable crescent, the fourth Europe in true…

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