The Sacred Tradition of Psalmody
The Benedictine path speaks to the hunger of today's spiritual seekers
Sacred Flesh, By Mirka Knaster
Why spirituality needs to be "fleshed out."
Pioneering clergymen and religious are seeking to integrate the body into soul work.
Gaining insight from sore muscles.
How to develop a spiritual discipline.
Balance in our bodies is often reflected in our lives.
In many faiths, taking care of physical health is part of the tradition
Because the body and mind are interrelated, good posture supports good meditation.
A way to flex your physical and spiritual muscles.
Our view of the body affects how we use it in worship and spiritual practices.
The Monastic Living Series, by Lynda McDaniel
How communities help us grow spiritually.
How to adapt the monastic practice of hospitality to everyday life.
A daily prayer practice builds a relationship with the divine.
Living simply by knowing what's important.
How work can be a spiritual practice.
Increasingly people are finding that principles practiced in monasteries are relevant to their lives in the outside world.
How one company found both business and spiritual success.
By Mary Beth McCauley
A Stranger's Prayers
One woman gets the answers to her prayers--a new sense of purpose.
By Susan Morin
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.
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
Hospital Patients Walk a Labyrinth
The ancient maze has yet another new application
Walking the Wedding Labyrinth
Getting married on a labyrinth turns a ceremony of union into a walk of love
By Helen Curry
Prayer in Times of Crisis
Mother Drexel's Miracle
In week four of your spiritual retuning, says Shana Aborn, focus on small, sacred tasks.
How to Practice Lectio Divina
A step-by-step guide to praying the Scriptures.
Experience our peace meditation, inspired By monk, author, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh.
Saying the rosary is becoming popular again as a means of meditation and contemplation.
By Kristen Campbell
What Can I Love Today?
A simple retreat exercise brings love and gratitude into a man's life.
By Richard Bauman
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
People want prayer, but don't want their illnesses and problems made public.
By Susan Hogan-Albach
Opening the Heart
Using metta meditation to open your heart, to yourself and to the world.
With Vipassana teacher Sharon Salzberg
Getting the soul in shape with meditation, inspirational reading, and prayer.
By Tzivia Glover
Prayer Is Hell
Seriously pursued, prayer confronts you with your own sinfulness.
By Jim Naughton
From Kitchen Chair to Meditation Cushion
One woman's story of how prayer really does feed the soul
By Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
Winter and the Way
How not to waste "each day lent By Heaven," and other Taoist wisdom on growing old.
Translated By Thomas Cleary
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
The once-hidden teaching of the Holy Chariot is a vehicle that can carry us to higher consciousness.
Sufi spiritual leader Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan says we need to shake off certain mental habits to see the Divine in the larger pattern of things.
Holiness is Where You Find It
Discovering the sacred in everyday activities
By Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman
The Holy Chariot
By Rabbi David Cooper
Life Is a Prayer
A busy modern woman has brought the practice of "praying the hours" to her workplace for more than 30 years.
By Phyllis Tickle
Knowing the Tao is not a matter of knowledge but of experience.
By Ken Cohen
The Potato-Chip Meditation
As a new twist on an old exercise, cookbook author Edward Espe Brown suggests mindful meditations on snack food.
The mental and spiritual benefits of a good stroll.
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
The power of transformational space
By Stephen Cope
Far From the Maddening Din
The case for creating your own inner Cone of Silence.
By Arthur J. Magida
The Grasshopper Tale
Every day unusual things happen; we only need to become aware of them.
By Lewis Richmond
In the Beginning Was Silence
Have the tell-it-all generation and New Age Spirituality helped create too much candor about the inner life in the general discourse?
By Sam Keen
A New Prayer, A Father's Prayer
I was used to praying for myself and my needs. How different it was to pray for someone who needed me--my new son.
By Matthew Blair-Hoyt
What is the Message of Unanswered Prayer?
A Catholic hospital chaplain explores an age-old problem: how to hold onto our faith when our prayers for healing go unanswered.
By Linda Arnold
On Knowing Ourselves and Others
Some thoughts on coming into rhythm with your soul. With audio clip and transcript.
By John O'Donohue
The Book of Hours
While monks invented the alarm clock to tie them to prayer times, today we're bound to the modern equivalent--our Day Timers.
By Gary Eberle
My True Home is Brooklyn
The lessons from a meditation retreat continue long after one arrives home.
By Tracy Cochran
Buddhist-Christian Interfaith Dialogue
Thomas Keating talks about his experience with East-West interfaith dialogue and the relationship of Zen and Christianity.
Can you say...Hero?
How a simple request--Pray for me--alters a young boy's life.
By Tom Junod
Far from being a silver bullet for stress, meditation is a powerful tool for self-discovery.
By Jean Latz Griffin
Resting in God
Trappist monk Thomas Keating talks about how centering prayer builds a relationship with God.
By Anne A. Simpkinson
Science Studies the Jesus Prayer
Can seven words--Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me--change lives?
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