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S&P's content about birds — books, films, stories, and more — to give you many ways to see and appreciate them.

A Celebration of Rumi
Readings about the life and significance of Rumi, the great Sufi mystic and poet, plus video clips of Rumi poetry readings and meditations.

Climate Change
We have searched through our resources and come up with a large cross-cut of our best content on this subject: quotes, e-courses, spiritual practices, films, books, organizations, teachers, and memes.

Book, audios, movies, and quotes that show how being in a garden can be a spiritual experience and gardening can be a spiritual practice.

Books and films reflecting happiness plus a mini-course of quotes about happineses from all spiritual traditions.

Intentional Communities
A round-up of our favorite content about intentional communities.

Laughing as a Spiritual Practice
Books, DVDs, quotes, excerpts, and practices to give you many ways to appreciate laughing.

The Monastic Life
Books and movies about the life of monks, nuns, and lay people living a contemplative life.

Progressive Christian Spirituality
A vision of and resources about a Progressive Christian Spirituality for the twenty-first century, characterized by openness to other paths, new ways of transmission, and spiritual literacy.

Synchronicity and Coincidences
A story, quotes, books, readings, and films about those happenings that signal the hidden meanings in the universe.

Quotes from Parker Palmer's The Courage to Teach and links to 18 movies about teachers.

A curated collection of content from S&P on walking as a spiritual practice — a practice that yields many dividends.

A curated collection of content from S&P on whales to give you a good sampling of all the many ways to appreciate them.


For January, a month's worth of quotations for reflection and inspiration.

Poverty Awareness Month
Also for January, quotations and resources to help bring more light to this issue.

The Heart
For National Heart Month in February, a quote a day plus an image of a "found heart" from nature.

For May, quotes, practices, and book excerpts providing examples of rituals to try.

Spiritual Memoirs
June is memoirs month! Reading about the lives of others is a beautiful practice of openness and empathy.

A Spiritual Response to the Gulf Oil Spill
Prayers, meditations, and quotes on the sacredness of water

Sacred Earth
For July, a diverse selection of writings to inspire new doors to spiritual encounters and practices of oneness with nature.

Everyday Mysticism
A month of readings for August by mystics and about mysticism in the major religious traditions.

For Yoga month in September, quotes to appreciate and explore the spiritual, physical, psychological, and societal dimensions of this practice.

Emotional Intelligence Month
For October, a month of quotes and excerpts about getting in touch with your emotions.

The Blessing Path
For November, a month's worth of quotes, practices, and prayers for this multifaith practice.

Advent and Christmas
Daily inspirational quotes on waiting, patience, hope, and joy for the holiday season.

Spiritual Literacy Month
December is Spiritual Literacy Month. To celebrate watch a clip from the Spiritual Literacy DVD series each day.

Sacred Audio Clips
Short clips from Sound True's Open Door series — gems of wisdom from some of our Living Spiritual Teachers and others.

Video Clips
Short videos of some of our Living Spiritual Teachers speaking on various subjects.

Planned Maps
Death and Dying
Spiritual Activism

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