Becoming a URI Cooperation Circle (CC) entails being a group of at least seven people, representing at least three religious traditions, and committed to a Charter whose purpose is “to promote enduring, daily interfaith coope
By way of daily practice, we can cultivate a deeper connection with the many facets of the Divine personality. Music, poetry, imagery, and silence designed to pique our awareness of the feminine move us beyond the gender identities we often bestow
This 20-minute guided meditation walks through a dozen prayers for the earth from varied traditions, holding a minute of silence between each, with the intent of healing any disconnect we humans may have with on
There are some “scientists” out there who believe that the mind-body connection is complete pseudoscience. This is very strange, especially given the fact that countless peer-reviewed studies published by many reputable scientists and institutions h
Here’s what research has learned so far about humility in children.
“Daily spiritual practice is the technology of inner change.” Wayne Teasdale, The Mystic Heart
Transformation 365 was born of an inspired connection that transpired in the halls of the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto this fall. That’s
THE DAWN OF THE SECOND AXIAL AGE
by Brother Wayne Teasdale
We are rapidly entering a new age, and it will be, perhaps, the decisive time for the Earth. It will be an age unlike any other in the issues it will resolve, in the direction it assumes, in
One of the most in-depth meditation studies to date shows that different practices have different benefits.
As citizens of the 21st century, we face many problems that come with an industrialized and globalized world. We’re confronting climate ch
How to Breathe Mindfully
Born breathing, we are naturally equipped with an easy and accessible strategy for anxiety prevention, stress reduction, conflict resolution and self-regulation. Chances are, many people would benefit from a few lessons to
“There is a desperate need for spirituality in our time … We require a spirituality that promotes the unity of the human family, not one that further divides us or maintains old antagonisms.”
“Spirituality is the very breath of the inner life. It is
The essence of the Christian mystery is a revelation of divine love. It's less about rules or forms of religious expression and more about the incarnation of love and how you and I can also be transformed by this universal and unconditional love.
A reader once asked. What’s your view on the phenomenon of spiritual ecstasy? I used to think, before I experienced it, that it was a surge of positive emotion, rather like joy. Experienced in the body. Actually, in my experience spiritual ecstasy ta
Which people feel the most wonder and amazement in life.Do you marvel at the wonder and beauty of life? Do you feel a positive emotional connection to nature?
If so, you might be prone to awe, that goosebumpy sensation that we get in the presence
The phrase “spiritual but not religious” has gained so much popularity over the y
New research is starting to explore how gratitude works to improve our mental health.
With the rise of managed health care, which emphasizes cost-efficiency and brevity, mental health professionals have had to confront this burning question: How
A new study suggests that we judge ourselves more harshly than others do when we put ourselves out there.
We all know the experience of vulnerability, even if we don’t call it by that name. It’s that feeling you get when you’re about to tell some
A new study suggests that people who are highly empathic process music differently in their brains.Music seems to be a social glue. Think of how love songs enhance our romantic feelings, how marching bands inte
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