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Contemplative Practice, By Cynthia Bourgeault

  • Singing the Psalms
    The Sacred Tradition of Psalmody
    04/05/2000
  • Come, Follow Us
    The Benedictine path speaks to the hunger of today's spiritual seekers
    03/21/2000


    Sacred Flesh, By Mirka Knaster
  • Whole-Body Spirituality
    Why spirituality needs to be "fleshed out."
    09/07/2000
  • Touching Spirit
    Pioneering clergymen and religious are seeking to integrate the body into soul work.
    08/17/2000
  • Workout Wisdom
    Gaining insight from sore muscles.
    07/27/2000
  • Finding Time in a Busy Life
    How to develop a spiritual discipline.
    07/20/2000
  • Tuning Into the Body
    Balance in our bodies is often reflected in our lives.
    05/15/2000
  • Honor Thy Body
    In many faiths, taking care of physical health is part of the tradition
    04/11/2000
  • Sitting Like a Mountain
    Because the body and mind are interrelated, good posture supports good meditation.
    03/14/2000
  • The Path of Yoga
    A way to flex your physical and spiritual muscles.
    02/23/2000
  • The Ways of All Flesh
    Our view of the body affects how we use it in worship and spiritual practices.
    01/24/2000


    The Monastic Living Series, by Lynda McDaniel
  • Monastery Without Walls
    How communities help us grow spiritually.
    05/31/2000
  • A Recklessly Generous Heart
    How to adapt the monastic practice of hospitality to everyday life.
    05/10/2000
  • Hanging Out With God
    A daily prayer practice builds a relationship with the divine.
    03/31/2000
  • How Much Is Enough?
    Living simply by knowing what's important.
    03/08/2000
  • All for the Glory of God
    How work can be a spiritual practice.
    02/22/2000
  • Intentional Living
    Increasingly people are finding that principles practiced in monasteries are relevant to their lives in the outside world.
    01/21/2000


  • Blending Prayers With Profits
    How one company found both business and spiritual success.
    By Mary Beth McCauley
    02/21/2001

    A Stranger's Prayers
    One woman gets the answers to her prayers--a new sense of purpose.
    By Susan Morin
    11/01/2000

    Angelic Morning Meditation
    Start your day with this gentle, centering meditation. Narrated by Rev. Alma Daniel, music by Gerald Jay Markoe, and photographs by Marcia Lippman. Requires Flash.
    11/01/2000

    Just Do It
    Practices that engage us physically--praying the rosary, pilgrimages, walking the Stations--can bring us closer to God.
    By Fr. Robert Barron
    10/13/2000

    Hospital Patients Walk a Labyrinth
    The ancient maze has yet another new application
    10/12/2000

    Walking the Wedding Labyrinth
    Getting married on a labyrinth turns a ceremony of union into a walk of love
    By Helen Curry
    10/12/2000

    Prayer in Times of Crisis
    10/11/2000
  • Thinking his plane is going to crash, a long-time Buddhist is startled when he finds himself praying the Jesus Prayer.
  • A Zen practitioner, fighting a life-threatening illness, takes refuge in a simple affirmation of faith.


    Mother Drexel's Miracle
    09/29/2000
  • According to the Vatican--and Amy Wall's family--the little girl regained her hearing through the intercession of socialite-turned-nun, Katharine Drexel.
  • Read more about the October 1 canonizations. And vote your favorite activist for saint.


    Reclaiming Rituals
    In week four of your spiritual retuning, says Shana Aborn, focus on small, sacred tasks.
    09/07/2000

    How to Practice Lectio Divina
    A step-by-step guide to praying the Scriptures.
    08/30/2000

    Peace Meditation
    Experience our peace meditation, inspired By monk, author, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh.
    08/30/2000

    Rosary Revival
    Saying the rosary is becoming popular again as a means of meditation and contemplation.
    By Kristen Campbell
    08/30/2000

    What Can I Love Today?
    A simple retreat exercise brings love and gratitude into a man's life.
    By Richard Bauman
    08/30/2000

    Meditation in Motion
    Read about T'ai Chi, or Moving Qigong, then with the featured video clip, try a sitting Qigong exercise.
    By Sifu Bill Douglas
    08/10/2000

    Private Prayers
    People want prayer, but don't want their illnesses and problems made public.
    By Susan Hogan-Albach
    07/31/2000

    Opening the Heart
    Using metta meditation to open your heart, to yourself and to the world.
  • Read about lovingkindness.
  • Practice the meditation.
    With Vipassana teacher Sharon Salzberg
    07/13/2000

    Spiritual Fitness
    Getting the soul in shape with meditation, inspirational reading, and prayer.
    By Tzivia Glover
    06/20/2000

    Prayer Is Hell
    Seriously pursued, prayer confronts you with your own sinfulness.
    By Jim Naughton
    06/06/2000

    From Kitchen Chair to Meditation Cushion
    One woman's story of how prayer really does feed the soul
    By Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
    06/01/2000

    Winter and the Way
    How not to waste "each day lent By Heaven," and other Taoist wisdom on growing old.
    Translated By Thomas Cleary
    05/23/2000

    A Plea for Personal Prayer
    Instead of teaching kids to recite prayers they don't understand, let's teach them to pray from the heart.
    By Rodger Kamenetz
    05/08/2000

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