Year: 2013

New Monasticism

“We assert that new monasticism names an impulse that is trying to incarnate itself in the new generation. It is beyond the borders of any particular religious institution, yet drinks deeply from the wells of our wisdom traditions. It is an urge which speaks to a profoundly contemplative life, to the formation of small communities…

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Our “Something Extra”

Spring has nearly sprung here in New Lebanon, New York. It is a time of year when we awaken to the blossoming of new life. It also offers an opportunity to take a fresh look at the challenges we face on the path ahead. Often, when one begins to experience the aural tingling of migratory…

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Lori Hanau

Lori Hanau is a facilitator, advisor, community builder and founder of Global Round Table Leadership based in Keene, NH. Drawing from her background in business and the lenses of whole systems, humanity and collective wisdom, Lori works with clients to build healthy, collaborative relationships and work environments. Lori is the co-founder of the Mindfulness Practice…

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A Letter of Gratitude

In early January, I was invited to a Benefit Concert to support Seven Pillars House of Wisdom. As soon as I opened the beautiful invitation at my mailbox, I felt a strong, clear call to show up.  When I walked through the loft door and entered the Benefit on January 30, 2013, I became even…

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Zachary Markwith

http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/assets/images/content/zacharymarkwithimageSM.jpg Zachary Markwith is a doctoral student and adjunct professor at the Graduate Theological Union who specializes in early Islamic spirituality and comparative religious studies. He earned an M.A. in Hinduism and Islam at the George Washington University and a B.A. in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He…

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Devon Shahana Beckett

http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/assets/images/content/shahanabeckettimagenewSM.jpg Devon Bates Beckett (Shahana Naja) developed her expertise in marketing, communications, research and project management through progressively senior roles in local and state governments, tele-communications, museums, service learning, and environmental and educational non-profits.  Devon’s wide range of experience has led her to a deeper understanding of complex legal, environmental, political, economic and social interdependencies. …

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