Growing with Intention: Mysticism and Meditation

Throughout history and across religious traditions around the globe, communities have turned to their mystics and masters as the great exemplars of spirituality. While in our culture today, the Buddha or Hindu gurus might come to mind first when we think about this phenomenon, it has historically been true of Christianity as well, whether East … Continue reading Growing with Intention: Mysticism and Meditation

Integral Basics, Part 5: States of Consciousness

One of my most profound memories is from the day after my youngest nephew, David, was born. It was the first time I had ever held a newborn and I was totally unprepared for the experience. It was in many ways such a normal thing — I had held babies, including his two older brothers, … Continue reading Integral Basics, Part 5: States of Consciousness

Mindfulness Meditation

After a few weeks of sacred practices that wedged their way into my life, this week was a return to regularly scheduled programming. I undertook a practice that is probably the most highly publicized practice in our world today, the form of meditation, originating in Buddhist thought but now thoroughly Westernized, known as mindfulness meditation. … Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation