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Awareness Exercise

Spiritual teachers often refer to equanimous states of pure awareness, but for ordinary people this comes across as some lofty mystical condition that they...

Removing Impurities

Everybody bathes or takes showers to cleanse themselves, it’s a basic part of everyone’s hygiene.  It may clean the hair and the skin to...

The 4 Stages of Life

In our modern-day society, we break up our life into four phases: early childhood, adolescence, career, and retirement.  Because our priority is economic growth,...

You Can Take It With You

People always want more.  Those chasing money can never have enough.  There are never-ending pursuits of power and control, and of conquests.  Competitors are...

Fear of Death

What would it feel like… to live a life without fearing death?  It’s not that we want to be a daredevil, or tempt death,...

What is Prayer

This seems like the easiest question – what is prayer?  Typical answers range from “talking to God” to “asking for what I need” to...

Unwinding Entanglement

We are often taught to be equanimous in daily situations and remain compassionately detached from the ups and downs of life.  How can spiritual...

Nature Speaks

Many people find solace in nature.  To get a break from the hustle and bustle of life, we take vacations in nature.  Cities have...

Coming Home

Being a spiritual aspirant seems to involve a tremendous amount of striving.  People are always going to retreats, searching for peak experiences, extending and...

From “You or Me” To “You and Me”

It feels like we live in a world of scarcity.  Our whole culture, especially in the West, is based on survival and competition.  Success...

Reading Spiritual Texts

Can spiritual energy be transmitted through reading?  This has been debated for as long as scriptures have found the script.  Many proclaim this is...

The Right Tool

It’s important to show up with the right tool for the task at hand.  You don’t use a hammer when the job calls for...