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How to Use Guided Meditations

Guided meditation can be used to promote better sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and even to relieve chronic pain.

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4 Meditations for Gratitude

Let’s look at gratitude through a few different lenses.

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6 Meditations For Personal Transformation

Here are six meditations for personal transformation.

4 Mini Meditations for a Peaceful Holiday Season

Spirituality is accessible even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, if we make it a practice in our everyday lives.

Five Variations on 5-Minute Meditations

Easy options for 5-minute meditations

3 Meditations for Group Healing

In a world that feels divided, mantras for group unity and transformation.

7 Affirmations for Daily Walking Meditations
Many new studies suggest that mindful walking is good, not only for mental health, but also to relieve stress. Moreover mindfulness, in general, is shown to improve chronic inflamm…
4 Meditations to Tap into Your Intuition

Here are 4 meditations on how to enhance your intuition and clairvoyance.

51 Meditations for Tending the Heart Fire

Find your flow in the new year with these “micro meditations” for renewal, connection, and inner strength.

5 Meditations for Navigating Negative, Anxious Thoughts
Navigating negative, anxious thoughts is hard. It’s hard when your mind ruminates on rigid thoughts: I should do things quickly. I should be more productive. I should never say thi…
4 Moving Meditations to Still Your Mind
When you consider a practice of meditation, you probably envision yourself with eyes closed, sitting cross-legged and immobile. Yet many spiritual exercises use postures and moveme…
A Kid Shucking Corn: Meditations on Being Present
My mother is a true-blue Midwestern farm girl, born and raised on an 80-acre homestead north of Detroit. We visited the farm often when I was a child, and even though most of the l…
3 Popular Meditations For Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD)

Here are three spiritual and holistic techniques that you can use to help you with SAD

Music Review: Cello & Piano Meditations, Music for Relaxation and Healing
Cello & Piano Meditations: Music for Relaxation and HealingDavid Darling and Jacqueline Tschabold BhuyanSounds True Some years ago, pianist Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan suffer…
20 Calming or Invigorating Mini Meditations You Can Practice Every Day

Inspiration for practicing kindness and breathing in the beauty of daily moments and the miracles that are our lives.

Audio Meditation: Gratitude

A short meditation to instantly bring love and compassion to yourself so that you can bring love and gratitude to the world.

Meditating With Your Anger

An audio meditation to engage with our anger and compassion without shame.

From Holidaze to Holydays: A 7-minute Reset

An audio meditation to help reset from your worst self to your best self.

Guided Meditation for the End of the Year

Say goodbye to the old year and welcome in the new.

The Fullness of Emptiness: A Guided Breath Meditation

This guided meditation explores the bottom of the breath.

Guided Meditation for Loving Your Belly

This meditation will help you to explore your own belly, offering it thanks, appreciation, and perhaps a little bit of healing.

Pratyahara Meditation to Focus the Mind and Calm Anxiety

Use this guided meditation to draw the senses closer to connect with the body in the present moment.

Audio Meditation: A Pleasure Practice

A guided meditation for tasting a little sweetness.

What We Still Don’t Know about Mindfulness Meditation

Despite the hype, researchers are still exploring the benefits of meditation and how much practice we need to achieve them.

Audio Meditation for Connecting to the Heart
The heart holds our love, connection, joy, and forgiveness. It can also hold grief and anxiety. Sometimes what the heart feels is very different from what the mind thinks it wants.…
Meditation for Energy: Earth

Become present while connecting with Earth energy through the use of breathing exercises and guided visualizations

Earth Meditation for Safety and Calm

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Slow down and connect to Earth energy, which is grounding and calming. Allow Earth to remind you where you came from and all the potential you still have ahead of you. Take a few deep breaths and rest with your original mama: Earth.

The Power of the Moon

Learning how to tap into the phases of the moon can be a powerful practice.

Lunar Reflections

Julie Peters, the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses, shares her wisdom on building a moon practice.

New Moon Meditation: The Goddess of Loneliness

A preview of Moon Meditations: 16 Nights for Desire, Heartache, and Connection

Grounding Salad

Excerpts from Eat with Intention by Cassandra Bodzak

Harmony Meditation

Practice these breathing exercises, guided visualizations, and meditations that promote inner balance, and the recognition of expansive unity.

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Meditation for Letting Go with the Waning Moon

An audio meditation for letting go and moving on.

Breathing in the Evil and Releasing the Good

An Excerpt from Make Me One with Everything

Up All Night

As she struggles to accept the sounds of violence between predator and prey, writer Tai Moses learns to hear beauty in the darkness.

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The Power of the Pause

Thoughts from a life on very fast-forward

Caroline Griffith
Caroline Griffith is a Spiritual Dog Trainer, founder of Canine Flow, creator of RelaxDog Meditations, and author of The Best Dog Diet Ever. canineflow.com…
Simple Meditation to Feel Calm and Centered

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Yoga for Emotional Trauma

By creating a healing environment for your body through yoga, you can transform emotional trauma into well-being, release suffering, and come home to your body’s natural capacity for health and joy.

5 Questions for Sharon Salzberg
1. What important lesson came out of your childhood?Maybe most strikingly, the impermanence and uncertainty of life. As a child I had no ability to extract the sweet from the bitte…
The One Relationship You Can Never Leave

Do the work of being in a loving, healthy, committed relationship with ourselves or suffer the rest of our lives with an internal roommate we hate.

Kevin Anderson PhD, psychotherapist
Kevin Anderson, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach, author, and speaker. His recent books include Now Is Where God Lives: Nested Meditations to Delight the Mind and Awaken the Sou…
Restorative Yoga to Open Your Heart

Find internal peace with this practice designed to powerfully and gently open the heart center

Elena Mironov
Elena Mironov (www.elenamironov.com) is a Zurich-based senior yoga and meditation teacher, educator and author with over 15 years of teaching experience, 90+ yoga retreats and over…
Practicing Self-Care During Stressful Times
When stress strikes, self-care often takes a backseat. “The ability to care for oneself is predicated on the ability to consistently go inward and listen to what is there with open…
The Lunar Tao
Meditations in Harmony with the SeasonsBy Deng Ming-DaoHARPERONE In this book of daily meditations, Deng Ming-Dao reflects on the origins and historical mythology from Taoism, Bud…
Maria Shriver
Maria Shriver lives an extraordinary life— a mother of four, a Peabody Award–winning and Emmy Award–winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best…
Julie Peters
Julie Peters is a staff writer for Spirituality & Health. She is also a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and co-owner of Ocean and Crow Yoga studio in Vancouver, BC, …
Video: Vortex Healing at Sedona's Enchantment Resort
Known for its majestic red rocks, healing energy vortexes and spiritual mysticism, for centuries, Sedona, Arizona served as sacred ground for the Native Americans. Today, millions …
Marketplace - Sep/Oct 2016

Books, services, education and products that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

“I’m Turned Off by the Higher Power Language in A.A.”

“The brightness of an incandescent bulb is determined by how many twists are in its filament. Each twist increases the resistance of the wire, which in turn makes the filament heat up more and glow brighter. Likewise, each twisted, broken aspect of our lives can add to our capacity to be a light.”

Giving Voice to Anxiety and Acceptance

Having a hard time meditating because of anxious thoughts? Try saying your worries out loud.

An Old and Surprisingly Helpful Definition of Sin

What if we define sin as “anxious self-centeredness”? When we empty ourselves of lower energies, what takes their place?

Podcast: Spirituality in the Time of Coronavirus, Part 2

Maintaining your psychological and spiritual health during the coronavirus crisis.

We All Suffer From H.E.L.P. (Human Existential Looping Problem), but There’s Help!

Stuck in a rut—or a loop? “Thoughts we’ve had thousands of times are easier to have again than new, creative thoughts. ... So what are we to do about our loops getting stronger with every repetition?”

January: The Breath
January: The Breath Challenge After exploring the stories and resources on this page, consider the ways you can deepen your connection to your breath: create a playlist of guided …
Book Review: The Gifts Beneath Your Anxiety by Pat Longo
Anxiety, panic attacks, sadness, and heightened sensitivity can carry with them a multitude of other effects—headaches, depression, and impediments from life’s joys. However…
"I Feel Like I'm Losing It"
Question: My 80-year-old mother died six months ago—nine weeks after she was diagnosed with cancer. Our relationship was complicated. I loved her dearly but she was also the …
Lama Surya Das on Dogs as Teachers

Rami asks Lama Surya Das, "Does a dog have Buddha nature?"

A Sound Sleep
Guided Meditations with Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds By Dudley and Dean Evenson Husband-and-wife team Dean and Dudley Evenson address the needs of two types of stressed-out ins…
Christian Mystics
365 Readings and MeditationsBy Matthew Fox“Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more than the…
Book Review: Dream Yoga
Dream YogaIlluminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of SleepBy Andrew HolecekSounds TrueDream Yoga is a book that makes big promises: According to author …
7 Ways to Sharpen Your Intuition

"Intuition can become mute, stifled, or drowned out when we find ourselves out of balance. Here are some ways to help you get grounded so that you can reconnect with that inner voice."

Meditation Medication Part 1: Grounding for Anxiety or Overwhelm

The first in three-part meditation series inspired by Ayurveda.

Accidental Meditation: You're Already Doing it
Most people think they are bad at meditating. Can’t sit still and turn your thoughts off for at least 20 minutes? You’re not bad at meditating, you’re just a human with a brain.Act…
A Good Night’s Sleep

Is anything better than waking up refreshed? Are you unable to answer that question because you don’t remember what waking up refreshed feels like? We can relate. Read on if you or anyone you love needs tips on how to get a good night's sleep.

Marketplace - Jan/Feb 2016

Books, services, education and products that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Join a Different Kind of Holiday Service

How to offer assistance to those in need.

Contributors - November/December 2018

Contributors to our September/October 2018 issue: Kevin Anderson PhD, Julia Cameron, Deborah Gordon MD, Alena Hennessy, Erik Sean Larson, Hal Robinson

Morning Meditation Mini Challenge
“Woke up, fell out of bed...” Do you start your day running around, like the gentleman in The Beatles’ song, “A Day in the Life”? He staggers downstairs, downs a cup of coffee, gra…
The Force of Kindness
Change Your Life with Love and Compassion By Sharon Salzberg There is a thread that runs through all the world’s great wisdom teachings and religions, crossing the barriers of ti…
Surprise Yourself with a Nested Meditation
One of the more ingenious tools we’ve found for reframing a tough situation—or simply having fun with words—is a process that psychologist Kevin Anderson calls nested meditation. I…
Film Review: Walk With Me
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (his rich, mellifluous baritone is immediately recognizable), this beautifully immersive documentary was produced over three years among the Buddhi…
The Value of Mental Pictures

How One Woman Fights PTSD With Guided Imagery

Eckhart Tolle's "Music for Inner Stillness"
Music has always been a way to get in touch with emotion, nature, and inner stillness. And who better to choose a compilation of songs to promote relaxed presence than Eckhart Toll…
Awakening to the Kalachakra

How easy it is to completely miss the inner wisdom of our ancient wisdom traditions.

Surprised by Grace

How often are you startled by afresh spiritual awareness — a simple and unexpected new metaphor for your life journey? Discover 'nested meditation’ and experience how wordplay can open your soul.

The Dunrobin Session
Pauline Oliveros and Jesse StewartNUUN RECORDSOliveros has explained deep listening as “listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing.”…
Strategies for Overcoming Resistance and Distractions in Meditation

Here are some strategies that will help you stay steady on the path of a regular meditation practice.

9 Wellness Resources for Black Women When Life Gets You Down

Black Girl Magic can’t protect us from everything. Here are nine online resources to help black women keep our cool when racism rears its ugly head.

Music Review: Solo
“Most people would never realize that I am closer to Thelonious Monk than to any other artist,” writes Wadada Leo Smith in the liner notes for his latest album, Solo: Reflections a…
Music Review: Om Land
Om LandDavid Vito GregoliDharmapalaOm Land is the latest offering from award-winning composer David Vito Gregoli. The album is a loving meditation on the divine sound OM, with the …
Book Review: Neurodharma

We can leverage mental tools to tap into desired feelings of calm, contentment, peace, focus, and non-judgement, and move away from stress and anxiety.

Book Review: Fulfilled

How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life

5 Favorites to Quiet the Mind

Books, Music, Film, Health, Healing, Wellness, Meditation

Music Review: Kala
KalaTrevor HallVanguard RecordsTrevor Hall’s new album, Kala, was written in Hawaii and recorded in Los Angeles and reverberates with an eclectic mix of reggae, Sanskrit chant, and…
Journey and Connect with the Divine

Join Dr. Jayanath Abeywickrama of Sri Lanka for 4 days of ancient healing wisdom and self discovery at the Redwoods in Scotts Valley, California.

5 Questions for Mary Oliver
Beloved poet and natural world evangelist Mary Oliver pulls the curtain for a rare glimpse behind her writing and life. Her new book of prose, Upstream, filled with gorgeous essays…
My Practice: Listening to the Basil

A zen priestess shares how she brings mindfulness into her kitchen

How to Leave This World Awake

The secret may be adding a single space to play.

When You Need Stillness
Lately, my mind has felt very crowded. There are so many thoughts bumping up against each other in my brain. You have sooooo much to do. Did you call this person? Pay that bill? R…
Moon Practice: Ritual for a Spring Full Moon

On the full moon, create a ritual that has meaning for you.

Book Review: Deeper Dating
Deeper Dating How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy By Ken PageShambhalaI have some excellent news: You don’t need to be a size …
Your Assignment: Whose Soul?

Meditate on the most difficult spiritual question of our time.

3 Ways to Use Meditation to Boost Creativity

Three ways to up your creative forces.

5 Tips for Holiday Stress Management

Here are a few tips for keeping calm and taking care during the holiday season.

How to Commute Inward
In her beautiful book Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, Dani Shapiro writes, “The deeper I immerse myself in the details—and they are mostly pleasur…
10 Ways to Make Meditation Practice A No-Brainer

Set yourself up for successful meditation practice.

3 Tips for Building a Meditation Habit

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6 Ways to Stop Arguing and Start Listening

Explore ways to lay down the swords and work on our listening skills when faced with a potential argument.

What’s Your Doggie’s Dosha?

Canine wellness expert Amanda Ree dishes ayurvedic wisdom via dog dosha quizzes, balancing your furry friend's dosha and customizing it to meet your BFF's unique needs.

Follow the Spirit of Your Heart Through Meditation and Awareness

Here are 7 simple soulful steps you can take every day to bring more light to your heart chakra.

Expose Yourself: A New Year Intention, Inspired By the Moon
Because the moon feels loved, she lets our eyesfollow her across the field, steppingfrom her clothes, strewn silkglinting in furrows. Feeling loved, the moon lovesto be looked at, …
Books We Love

This year, our Books We Love section examines self-care from an ayurvedic perspective, how food affects mental health and immunity, and how to cultivate a moon practice, and more.

Faux Paws: Common Sayings Animal Lovers Should Avoid

Thingifying animals is a thing (Sure! I'll be your guinea pig!)—and words matter. Here are tips for kinder and more mindful, animal-inclusive speech from the world’s wisdom traditions.

Inside the Jan/Feb 2018 Issue

A preview of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue.

The Second Book of the Tao
By Stephen MitchellPenguin Press, 2009, $25.95Adapted from two anthologies of Chinese wisdom compiled probably between 300 and 100 B.C.E. (the Chuang Tzu by Master Chuang, and the …
A Prayer for All Beings
This winter I was in the Bahamas at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram for an interfaith symposium, a very good place to be if you are seeking a break from the cold New England winters! I f…
5 Ways to Claim Body Acceptance

Instead of making resolutions, reshape your attitude about your body for 2018.

Featured Artist Deedee Cheriel

S&H editor Ben Nussbaum chatted with Deedee about her spiritual journey and how it intersects with her art, simplicity, and why images of mothers are so important to her.

Sit Up Straight: How to Deepen Your Meditation with Better Posture

If you’ve been meditating for some time now, but haven’t been able to deepen your practice, it may be time to check your posture.

Join a Movement Called Squam
Four years ago, Elizabeth Duvivier had a high-powered job in product development. She had watched her company grow from a small, single-owner entity to a corporate behemoth and was…
Finding Quiet

7 places to experience silence

This Summer Camp Teaches Stop, Breathe & Think

And it changes the world, one interaction at a time.

6 Crystals to Help You Sleep

Find the right crystal for your sleep issue, and you'll soon be lost in dreamland.

COVID-19 and the Truth About Happiness

Finding perspective on COVID-19.

5 Weeks to Break Out of a Rut

Shake up your routine and get inspired with these five ideas.

Rewild Yourself to Feel Connected

Rewilding means reconnecting with your “wild untamed soul.” Remember the way home with this practice.

Live as an Everyday Mystic

How are you participating in co-creating paradigm shifts in your personal and professional lives as we usher in this new era? 

Ritual: Go Inward with the New Moon
By Nikiah Seeds This week there was new moon in the sky, did you notice it? Aha! That was a trick question! The new moon is also referred to as the dark moon because it is the onl…
Two New Books for Finding Real Joy in Relationships

Two new books in the field of positive psychology show us how to find real-life joy in our relationships.

Jade Eggs for Yoni Yoga

A thousand years before Dr. Kegel, Taoist’s created this sensually healing practice

Healing Mother Earth: Seek Within

“The Seeking Our Humanity trilogy is a masterwork for saving Mother Earth right now. A glorious call to action ... the method will surprise and delight you. ... Let the healing begin.”

Play This Mind Game with Fruit and Nuts
Recently I was running a workshop on the MB-EAT program for therapists experienced in mindfulness meditation. We started with a mindfulness eating practice that focused on making c…
4 Yoga Poses to Save You From Burnout

Create space for self-healing with a yoga sequence designed to cultivate your receptive nature.

The Ultimate De-Stressing Daily Routine

Put this anti-stress routine on your to-do list for a more zen approach to daily life.

My Practice: Mindful Walking in Town

In “My Practice,” we share personal routines that create wellness and happiness from spiritual teachers, yogis, nutritionists, and more, in hopes to inspire your own healthy rituals.

Practices for Death and Rebirth for Scorpio Season

Honor your grief as we enter into the season of generative death and prepare for the coming season of rebirth.

5 Reasons Not to Meditate
I’ll be honest: I’ve never liked meditating. I’ve dabbled in it, and forced myself to sit for 30 day meditation challenges, and it was boring and hard. Plus life is so busy: Five m…
5 Natural Ways to Deal with Eczema

Science-backed, natural treatments to soothe insanely itchy eczema.

Purify with Gong Healing
Since their invention in the Bronze Age, gongs have served many purposes: as Shamanic healing aids, to announce the start of ceremonies, as parts of orchestras or to eliminate bad …
Befriending Pain
Over the last several years, I’ve come to believe that the greatest, most powerful, most courageous thing we can do in our lives is learn to befriend our pain. This idea is a majo…
Has Meditation Gotten Too Easy?

When people are meditating so they can perform better at work, we have to ask: Is that really the point?

The Healing Power of Chant

Kirtan practitioner Snatam Kaur finds the vibrations that move us, body and soul.

Notice Prayer When It Happens

In this week’s The Soul of Therapy, psychologist Kevin Anderson, PhD, stresses that prayer is simply recognizing when joy, gratitude, compassion, or awe happen.

What’s the Weirdest Thing You’re Thankful For?

“I’m thankful for nondairy creamer, locking doors, and never having to take algebra again.”

Moon Rituals: Tending Your Internal Garden

“New moons are related to water and fertility. Metaphorically, in the dark of the new moon, we pause to consider our desires, set intentions, and think about what we might want to put our energy into as the moon waxes towards full.”

Why Do We Do Long Sittings?
Our meditation group had six stalwart sitters yesterday for our four-hour block sitting, in spite of the our city’s annual summer festival being in full swing, the gorgeous weather…
Letter to the Inner Child

Try this writing practice of forgiveness: Visualize the person you felt hurt by as an 8 year old.

8 Tricks for Controlling Holiday Binge Eating and Drinking

Avoid overeating and drinking too much this holiday season by mindfully focusing on giving yourself pleasure rather than trying to numb the pain.

What to Do With the Winter Blues

This year is bluer than most—and this may be the bluest winter on record. Fight the winter blues in five ways.

Dealing with COVID-19: 5 Ways to Control Coronavirus Anxiety

Is coronavirus news ramping up your anxiety? Does the thought of social distancing make you fret? Try these five strategies to help you cope.

From the Editor: November/December
It’s the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong!” That line, from Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, helped us find fellow seekers for the launch…
Separating Physical Pain from Emotional Pain

When we suppress emotional energy, it lands in the energy system for the physical body, generating or exacerbating pain, illness and disease.

Choose Hope and Healing in Divided Times

Become part of a collective lifting up of humanity by actively choosing hope and healing and by sending light into a divided world.

How I Finally Awakened from My Past Lives

Sometimes an unnecessary burden can be very useful

What's Your Game of Thrones?

Not everyone excels at flights of fancy, but for those stuck on the ground, maybe fantasizing can become a useful practice.

How Mindfulness Helps Caregivers More Than Positive Psychology

When success is “The first time I have not cried all the way to the mailbox…”

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Find the Right Tea to Soothe Body and Soul

Find the right tea to soothe yourself, body and soul.

The Science Behind Healing with Sound

There's growing interest in using sound frequency to boost human health. And research backs it up.

re/VIEW: Sharon Salzberg
Renowned Buddhist meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg’s first book on meditation was Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, which she penned in 1995. Since th…
5 Reasons You’re Not Sleeping

If you are struggling to get a good night’s rest, you may want to address these common sleep disruptors.

6 Ways Improving One Nerve Can Change Your Health
While no one will argue the importance of building strong muscle tone, what might be more important to your health is the tone of a surprisingly complex nerve bundle that stretches…
Creatively Facing Fear

Make fear your ally for the creative process

Care of the Soul: Your Highest Self
I’m always writing about depth—deep feelings, deep thoughts, deep relationships. But I know too well that when you focus too much on one quality, its opposite begins to stir, compl…
Classical Musician Serenades the Chakras

Musician Miriam Jameson shares the story that inspired her new album.

Just Be: How Doing Nothing Sparks Creativity

“In terms of achievement, relaxing and ‘doing nothing’ can be extremely beneficial for nurturing creativity.”

How to Soak in Divine Brine

Why? Because we’re always pickling in something…

Stop Self Criticizing, Start Meditating

According to the experts, meditation lessens the extremities of negative thoughts, changes patterns of belief and facilitates learning how to forgive yourself.

Wild Lovingkindness: Creating Mettā Connections

“That's so meta.” ... From self-reflective to the Buddhist mettā (cultivating benevolence), “we can practice wild lovingkindness to extend beyond one being, beyond humanity.” Here, 5 mettā moment starters, plus a practice for reflecting on your wild connections.

Breath as Prayer

Many forms of prayer take the same amount of time to complete. The amount of time, it turns out, has powerful physiological benefits.

The Usefulness of Quieting the Mind

In large corporate environments and intimate retreat settings, meditation mentor Mirabai Bush shares the usefulness of quieting the mind and the benefits it brings to daily life.

Lana Dalberg: The Divine Feminine
A writer, activist, and lay theologian, Lana Dalberg is the author of Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine. She spoke with Rabbi Rami Shapiro about how the language of a…
Is Your Mantra Organic?

20 things you’ll want to know about classic meditation mantras.

What Really Happens When We Meditate

An interview with Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson about their new book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

Rabbi Rami: "I Find Myself Wishing My Dad Would Die?"

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Why I’m a Student of Thich Nhat Hanh

I know of no spiritual teacher or person who more fully embodies peace and compassionate understanding than Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay, as he is lovingly known by his students.

Our Top 10 Apps for Health & Wellness

Pull out your smartphone and get ready to download these healthy tools.

If You Feel Like a Weird Yoga Alien…

Joining or starting a “sangha” can support your personal growth.

Reconnecting and Recommitting to Mother Earth

The courage and strength to take a stand for our planet can be found through reconnecting with the energy and ease of Mother Earth.

Rabbi Rami: How Do I Keep My New Year’s Resolutions?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

The Gift of a Head Covering in Kundalini Yoga

1. Khalsa, Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji,

2. The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, July 7, 1989

The Week I Burned My Ego

A life-changing adventure on what’s called Path of Love

The Joys of Decoupling

A weeklong retreat beyond words and even snuggling

The Way of Gratitude: A Minister’s View on Connection

The Way of Gratitude author and prominent Unitarian Universalist minister Galen Guengerich dives deep on faith, belonging, morality, and, of course, gratitude.

Rabbi Rami: As a fundamentalist Christian, am I safe from Muslims?
Question: I consider myself a fundamentalist Christian, and I fear Muslims coming to America. Is Islam compatible with American values?Rabbi Rami: If by “Islam” you mean fundamenta…
The Process of a Miracle Cure
Until my cancer diagnosis, I’d never been ill. I was terrified and nothing was helping me conquer the fear. Initially, I felt a traumatic paralysis, the fast-breathing, huddled fea…
Find Your Path

InterSpiritual Wisdom to help you find your spiritual style, choose the grand questions that call you and create your personal practice

"Samsara": A Cinematic Meditation
Two decades after rewriting the language of documentary filmmaking in the groundbreaking Baraka, director Ron Fricke and writer-producer Mark Magidson are adding the next chapter w…
Finding Refuge

My 5-Week, $500 Vacation from Anxiety

Women’s Meditation

There’s no reason meditating has to be painful, says staff writer JULIE PETERS. As long as you are in your own thoughts and feelings, meditation can happen anywhere.

E-Wellness

From medical appointments to yoga classes, the world has gone virtual—and it’s working. Brandi-Ann Uyemura digs into the future of care.

A Sound Bath: Ways to Use Sound and Music to Promote Wellbeing

“Sound and music can quickly alter your mood, affecting your subconscious mind. Listening to music is a relatively inexpensive, easily accessible solution to elevate your awareness and your emotional states.”

Gangaji, the Mind Stopper

An interview with author and teacher Gangaji.

Trauma Shake

Mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. James S. Gordon shares a technique to shake loose trauma from the body.

Gift of Crisis

The Gift of Crisis: How I Used Meditation to Go From Financial Failure to a Life of Purpose is the story of Bridgitte Jackson's journey from shame and fear towards a life she loves.

A Practice to Heal Prejudice

How loving-kindness meditation taps the roots of empathy

How Meditation and Magick Saved My Life on Death Row and After I Was Finally Set Free

Excerpted from HIGH MAGICK: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row

9 Keys to Lasting Happiness
According to the ancient philosophy of the Vedanta, there are two types of happiness. The first comes from things turning out the way we’d like them to, i.e. getting what we want. …
Creating Your Dharma Vision through Contemplation

Adapted excerpt from Awake at the Bedside

Just Say Yes
Dr. Ron Alexander sat listening to the record company executives and staff he’d been hired to help. They’d sought him out as a mindfulness expert and corporate consultant to help t…
A Brain Surgeon's Guide to Horse Sense

Tapping into the wisdom of “prey” species.

Eckhart Tolle: The Easier Path

The renowned spiritual teacher on getting stuck in the future and saving the planet.

Emotional Hygiene

An Interview with Daniel Goleman

Spiritual Leadership
Consider two recent images: One image is of our president, tautly engaged and oddly displaced, as he watches half a world away while his orders to kill Osama Bin Laden are carried …
Wake up from Unworthiness

An Interview with Tara Brach

Four Legal Entheogens for the Spiritual Explorer
Throughout human history, spiritual seekers have used sacred plants and fungi for healing, visionary encounters, and mystical experience. Though this history has been largely obfus…

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