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Entries tagged with “Spiritual Practices”

12 Rituals to Reopen Your Life

“We the people” are conditioned to focus on the positive and not dwell too long on the negative. We share our triumphs but keep our tragedies to ourselves. When we experience emoti…

13 Steps to a Holy Day

Lessons from one family’s Shabbat ritual

3 Ways to Celebrate Your Canine Companions

By Annemarie JuhlianYes, I’m one of those crazy dog lovers. My husband and I have a household of older and special-needs dogs, all rescued from neglect and abuse.  Throughout …

5 Minutes of Marvel: How to Practice Extreme Awe

We’re still in that time of year when we challenge ourselves to create new and healthier habits. The newspapers are full of specials for gym memberships and packages of yoga classe…

American Veda

From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation: How Indian Spirituality Changed the WestBy Philip Goldberg“You don’t get tired of love, you don’t get tired of joy, you don’t g…

Balancing Life by the Rule

Back in the third century, the first Christian monasteries wrote rules covering all aspects of life within their walls. Their goal was to keep God at their individual and collectiv…

Best Post Ever

By Sheri RedaWe’re savvy, right? We post our thoughts on blogs, our invitations on Evite, our ideas on Facebook and Pinterest. We text, tweet, and email until we’re surprised when …

Brilliant Moon

Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse RinpocheBy Neten Chokling, with narration by Richard Gere and Lou ReedBeautifully filmed in Tibet, India, the United States, Bhutan, and Nepal, this docu…

Centering with Solstice Mandalas

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Circle of Strength: A Ritual for Times of Change

By Lara Vesta I come from a line of powerful women. My great-grandmother birthed her 12 children alone with her husband on the Canadian steppes. The nearest town was 70 miles away…

Deepen Your Practice: A Neighborhood Pilgrimage

By Amy Benedict We think of a pilgrimage as a journey of great spiritual or moral significance—yet our whole life’s course can be seen as a pilgrimage. A simple walk from yo…

Eight Paths to the Goddess

On the spring equinox this year, with the full moon in Virgo, about a hundred people gathered excitedly together in Ashland, Oregon, to dance, to pray, and to perform ceremonies to…

End of the World as We Know It: 3 Rituals for Solstice 2012

Well, folks, we’ve almost made it through 2012. The end is nigh. As someone with absolutely no authority or ability to predict the future, I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely…

Fifty Ways to Nourish Your Soul

"What would you do if you knew the world was coming to an end?" I was first asked that question back in the 1970s when I was on the road with a dance company, passing time before a…

Have a "Wine and Chi" Party

A simple summertime spiritual practice Take the rest of the day off. Grab a good book, a couple of bottles of wine, some cheese and fresh-baked bread, and a bag of carrots. He…

Healing Walks for Hard Times

Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body & Get Your Life Backby Carolyn Scott KortgeSometimes we can be overwhelmed by what life brings us — a career setback, a frightening diagno…

Heart of Brightness

One Woman's Yoga Odyssey in the Balinese JungleAs J. Krishnamurti once observed, there exist very few individuals with an irresistible passion for spirit. Very few of us really ded…

Holding up the Mirror: Rituals for Self-Reflection

By Holly Pruett Years ago, I had the privilege of facilitating weekly support groups for battered women. People often said, “That must be so depressing!” Yes, the violence the wo…

Honoring Our Ancestors: They are Closer than We Think

by Kim Nash Do you ever think about your ancestors—distant relatives whom you may have never met but you somehow feel connected to? Perhaps you’ve seen a photograph of them,…

How to Train a Wild Elephant

How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in MindfulnessBy Jan Chozen Bays, MDWhile it is becoming more and more evident that the practice of mindfulness is life-transform…

I Have Just Returned from 10 Days of Silence. . .

I woke up at 4:00 a.m., meditated for 11 hours, and ate my last meal of the day at 11:00 a.m.—for 10 days. Where to begin?

Mad Monk Shozan Jack Haubner

A "punk of a monk" dishes on the trials and tribulations of monastic life in his new book, Zen Confidential.

Naked Spirituality

Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple WordsBy Brian McLarenIf you’ve come to the place where the very word “God” makes you cringe, if you are spiritually wounded and fee…

One-Moment Meditation

Stillness for People on the Goby Martin BorosonImagine this: you no longer need a quiet place, a cushion or mat, or a half hour to meditate. Instead, your day is filled with peacef…

Pratyahara: Withdrawing the Senses and Feeling Feelings

There’s a principle in Patanjali’s classical text on Yoga, the Yoga Sutras, called pratyahara. It’s usually translated as “withdrawal of the senses,” and it’s a part of the classic…

Ritual Science

A new field of research explores how diverse spiritual practices use the same scents, sounds, and movements to tap into our deepest selves.

Rituals to Restore & Refresh the Spirit

By Janna HenningPeople in helping roles, such as therapists, ministers, and hospice workers, bring great compassion and empathy to their work as they care for those who suffer. We …

Should Non-Natives Practice Indigenous Religions?

Seekers in the West hunger to learn from indigenous spiritual teachers, but what are the politics and ethics of taking on and changing the traditions of others?I am a student and p…

Stressed Out? Scared? Taking Yourself Too Seriously?

Forget feathers, bones, and beads. Most shamans dress normally and carry no magic objects. In these exercises you are asked to play. Try the trickster way of tinkering with your li…

The Ancient Art of Smudging

Purify yourself and your home with a traditional Native American practice.

The Art Inside You

The world needs our creativity, compassion, and intuitive intelligence. Today it is essential that we sense the interconnectedness of our world. Whatever happens to any one of us —…

The Healing Power of Chant

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

The Healing Practice of Confession

When my mother was dying of cancer, I became acutely aware of the gaps and barriers in our relationship. One night, lost in a turbulent sea of emotion, I sat down at the dining roo…

The Joy of Solitude

Having too much or too little time on your hands can be symptoms of the same problem: an inability to have positive and meaningful time apart from others. Use these four steps to r…

The Sounds of Silence

Unable to take the sheer noisiness of big-city life anymore, I left for a town of 500 people in a corner of Alaska...Sleepless at 1:30, I get up, wrap myself up in a gray blanket, …

Toolbox: Affirmation Immersion

Choose your intention and surround yourself with these S&H picks for affirmations in unexpected places.

Turning to the Morning: Sunset Rituals

By Lissin Lev ChayaEver since I was little, no matter where I was, I knew when the sun was going down. When I moved to the Pacific Ocean 15 years ago, my awareness became a daily s…

Understanding the Aquarian Sādhanā: The Morning Spiritual Practice of Kundalini Yoga

Adapted from Original Light: The Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga

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