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December 20, 2014
Matching Gift Campaign for new website. E-Course gifts. Poetry to Transform Your Life with Roger Housden. Holy Silence: The Quaker Way with J. Brent Bill. The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2014. Virunga. Mr. Turner. Speed Addiction. Lullaby by Debbie Friedman. Children's picture books. Small Victories by Anne Lamott. Praying the News. Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler. Second Wind. Dolphin Tale 2. Calvary. I Origins. Ritual for Creativity. 12s on Creativity. The Light. Qur'an in Conversation. Force Majeure. Little Sabbaths. Dawn of the Planet of the apes. Civility and Spiritual Literacy blog posts. Still Alice. Selma. Monk with a Camera. Spiritually Literate Gifts. Spiritual Practices for Shopping. Christmas-themed movies.
November 16, 2014
S&P's First Ever S&P E-course Sale: 50% off the Practicing Spirituality series. Rosewater. Books that Speak to Your Condition. Joan Chittister: Essential Writings. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Handle Your Things with Care. The Language of Houses. How to Be Alone. A Book of Silence. The Norton Anthology of World Religions. Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People - The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2013-2014. Conscious Living Conscious Aging. The Theory of Everything. Foxcatcher. Spiritual Literacy Blog. Body Spirituality Blog. The Giver. How to Train Your Dragon 2. The Blessing Path. 27 Ways to Practice Thanks-giving. Don't Worry, Be Grumpy. The One I Love. National Cat Day and the S&P Cats. Slowing Time. An Indigenous People's History of the United States. Gaza. The Grace of Advent: Consent to Contemplative Living with Contemplative Outreach. The Gospel of Thomas for Advent with Cynthia Bourgeault. Giving Tuesday. The Hunger Games and Movies about Dystopias. Quartet and Still Mine.
October 15, 2014
Spiritual Practices from the Gurdjieff Work. 100 Best Transformational Movies. Topic section on Climate Change. Emotional Intelligence Month. The Grace in Aging. Awake: The Life of Yogananda. Like a Child. Violette. The Human Age. Forgiveness Ritual. Making a museum visit a contemplative experience. Jimi Hendrix. Virtual Unreality. Civility & Spirituality.12s Gallery on Patience. The Good Lie. Kill the Messenger. St. Vincent. Million Dollar Arm. Third Person. A prayer for those suffering due to the Ebola virus. Reflections on Autumn. Costume dramas based on Jane Austen novels.
August 20, 2014
Elder Spirituality Project. New E-Course in our Elder Spirituality Series. Thomas Moore, Holy Fool. Spiritual Practices for difficult times. Praying the News Blog posts. John Philip Newell's The Rebirthing of God. The Hundred-Foot Journey. Spiritual Literacy Blog on playfulness. When the Iron Bird Flies on DVD. Spiritual But Not Religious. August is Everyday Mysticism Month. The Giver. Divergent on DVD. Lucy. Be Nobody. The Day the Crayons Quit. Calvary. Spiritual Guidance Across the Religions. Fred talks about being a lark in his Body Spirituality blog. New curated topic on whales. Science and spirituality meet in I-Origins. New Living Spiritual Teacher profiles: Meet Mary C. Earle and Denise Linn.
July 13, 2014
Sacred Ecology on Global Spirit. Practicing Spirituality with Teaching Stories. Forgiveness: A Growth in Love. Richard Linklater's Boyhood. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Praying for child migrants. Spiritual Literacy Blog on people not able to be still. Land Ho! Life Itself. Coping with Negativity. July is Sacred Earth Month. Lunchbox on DVD. S&P Award Winners So Far. Remembering Rebbe Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Movie about Native Americans. Snowpiercer. A receiving ritual. Experiencing Spirituality: Finding Meaning Through Storytelling. The Naked Future. Openings: A Daybook. Stuff Matters. Getting Older Better. Woody Guthrie's birthday. From our Wisdom Archive: Wartime Prayers and Meditations. Summertime practices. Under the Tuscan Sun.
June 22, 2014
Remembrance: The Spiritual Practice of Zhikr with Kabir Helminski. Emerging Spirituality and Awareness Conference. New to the Living Spiritual Teachers Project: Elizabeth A. Johnson and Robert J. Wicks. How to Train Your Dragon 2. The Fault in Our Stars. Burning Bush. Edge of Tomorrow. Convictions by Marcus J. Borg. We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren. Violette. Burt's Buzz. Sacred Laughter of the Sufis by Jamal Rahman. 12s gallery on Vision. On DVD: Omar, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Civility and Spirituality blog on keeping custody of your tongue. Spiritual Literacy blog on silence. Children's Books: The Great Day and Two Little Birds. Memoir month. Summertime and living takes practice. Waking Life. Most popular meme on S&P's Facebook page.
May 23, 2014
Transformative Travel: The Art of Finding Meaning on the Road. Lectio Divina: Listening and Living with God. X-Men: Days of Future Past. The spiritual implications of a revolution in digital technology. Words and Pictures. Intentional communities topic page. Ritual collection. New in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project: Andrew Linzey and Diarmuid O'Murchu. Memorial Day. Million Dollar Arm. Cyber-Seniors. Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago. Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case. Less Doing, More Living. The Jewish Cardinal. On DVD: After Tiller, Her. From our Wisdom Archive: Mud, Stand by Me. Facebook Memes.
May 9, 2014
12s on faith. Remembering Angeles Arrien. Ritual month. Ritual Space mindfulness ritual. Rev. Gallery of Ministers, Priests, and Nuns on screen. American prison population. Belle. Still Mine. Ronald Rolheiser and James Conlon in Living Spiritual Teachers Project. Learning to Walk in the Dark. Chef. Gloria. The Authentic Life. These Birds Walk. Neighbors. Border Patrol Nation. Who Is Dayani Cristal? Inspiring Generosity. From our Wisdom Archive: The Legend of Bagger Vance. Walking as a Spiritual Practice. Memes on Facebook.
April 17, 2014
Heaven Is for Real. Honoring children's spirituality. Gallery of movies about Heaven, Angels, and the Afterlife. Naming the Days for Holy Week. Viral quote from S&P's Facebook page. Soul and the City. Hank and Asha. The Many Sides to Regret. Draft Day. Bears. Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey. The Thorny Grace of It All. Only Lovers Left Alive. Vampires Are Us. Climate Change. On DVD: At Middleton, Philomena. Julian of Norwich: Selections from Revelations of Divine Love. Saying "Yes" to life. From our Wisdom Archive: Books about Jesus. Earth Day. Topic page on birds.
March 31, 2014
Noah - the first apocalypse story. Laughing as a spiritual practice. Mary Ann Brussat radio interview on "How to Be a Holy Rascal." 12s gallery on devotion. Fruitful Aging, Second Journeys and other elder spirituality resources. The Grand Budapest Hotel. Spring Bonus: Books to Help Your Spiritual Growth: Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, The Book of Forgiving, Sacred Fire, Empathy, The Meaning and Practice of Faith, The Ecstasy of Surrender. Cesar Chavez. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and The Great Beauty on DVD. Working with the Monday Blues. Teenage. Divergent. From our Wisdom Archive: Sacred Poetry. 20 Feet from Stardom. The Croods.
February 28, 2014
The Search for God on Global Spirit. Practicing Spirituality with Brian McLaren. The Grace of Lent: Foundations for Contemplative Living with Fr. Thomas Keating. Other courses for the Lenten season. The Ritual Space blog. Additions to the Living Spiritual Teachers Project: Barbara Bijiou, Stephanie Dowrick, Margaret Silf, Kathleen Norris. The Lego Movie. The Lunchbox. Le Week-End. Praying the News blog. On DVD: All Is Lost, Gravity. 25 Lessons in Mindfulness. Real Happiness at Work. The Monuments Men. Omar. Coping with headaches. Creativity as an academic discipline. A Friendly Universe. 12 on Openness. From our Wisdom Archive: Shakespeare in Love. My Left Foot. Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2013.
January 31, 2014
Singing along with Pete Seeger. Additions to the Living Spiritual Teachers Project: John R. Mabry, Ursula King. The Novel Cure. A Year with Hafiz. Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes. Blue Jasmine on DVD. Old Goats. Sitting Still Like a Frog. The Call of Character. The incivility of being late. A prayer for all readers and other prayers based on the news. Labor Day. Run & Jump. From our Wisdom Archive: The Attack. Budrus. Frederic Brussat on Twitter.
January 13, 2014
The Best Spiritual Books of 2013. Thomas Moore's A Religion of One's Own. New e-course: Crafting Your Own Religion with Thomas Moore. Tiger Eyes, Inequality for All, and Closed Circuit on DVD. Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey. Poverty Awareness Month. Happy City. Burning the Midnight Oil. 10 Sufi principal thoughts. Moral Tribes. Joseph Goldstein on equanimity. Sitting is the new smoking. Focus. In the Company of the Poor. The Nostalgia Factory. Beyond the Factory. Polls, facts, and studies in Praying the News blog. Naming the Days features. From our Wisdom Archive: Akeelah and the Bee. Practicing Spirituality in Winter. S&P on Facebook.
December 20, 2013
The Quest for Relationship in Her. The Wall. The Wolf of Wall Street. Heartland. The Distraction Addiction. Death at the Movies. The Grateful Table. Darkening of the Light, How Shall We Live? Blush. Elysium. A Reader's Book of Days. Dog Songs. Liv & Ingmar. Love Your Enemies. From our Wisdom Archive: Winter Solstice. Christmas. G. K. Chesterton on Santa Claus.
December 13, 2013
Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2013. State of the World according to Films. Remembering Mandela. American Hustle. Saving Mr. Banks. Praying the News blog. Wisdom quotes for Advent. Inside Llewyn Davis. Contemplative photography. All Kinds of Friends. Museum Hours. Running Wild. Wolf Children. Spiritual practices for shopping. Spiritually literate holiday gifts. Facebook memes by S&P.
December 2, 2013
Giving Tuesday. The Girl Who Sang for the Buffalo. 12s gallery on Grace. Philomena. Nebraska. Praying the News for Syrian refugees and others. Breath and lungs. Art as Therapy. Catching Fire. Is This Panama? Adyashanti quotes. Celtic blessing. These Birds Walk. Renoir. Sweet Dreams. The King of Little Things. From our Wisdom Archive: Frances Ha. Spiritual Literacy Month.
October 26, 2013
12s on Imagination. November e-courses: ReStorying Your Life with Christina Baldwin. Mastering the Art of Resilience with James Kullander. Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson. Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair. The Square. The App Generation. The Fifth Estate. Praying the news, trends, facts, and more. Sister Wendy on the Art of Saints and the Art of Mary. On DVD: The Way, Way Back; Before Midnight. Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent. Cat Sense. Acts of anonymous kindness. Arms, hugs, and cuddles in Body Spirituality. God Loves Uganda. The Gift of Adversity. Why Halloween is good for children. About Time. From our Wisdom Archive: Clips from the Spiritual Literacy DVD series. Side Effects. "Like Us" on Facebook.
October 13, 2013
Captain Phillips. Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God. Book excerpt from Sitting with Sufis. Betting on Famine: Why the World Still Goes Hungry. Mindfulness exercises from Thich Nhat Hanh. Modeling civility. Stuck in Love. Praying about the Internet. Gravity. Europa Report. The King of Little Things. Visiting Feelings. Emotional Intelligence Month. New York Film Festival reviews. 12 Years a Slave. All Is Lost. From our Wisdom Archive: Best Football Movies. The Hunger Games.
September 27, 2013
Mark Nepo's Reduced to Joy. Jim Carrey's How Roland Rolls. Elder Spirituality E-Courses: The Blessings of Aging with Joan Chittister and ReStorying Your Life with Christina Baldwin. Enough Said. Autumn Sonata. Training in Compassion. Rush. Autumn practices. Heaven on Earth. One Track Heart. How To Wake Up. Unfinished Song. Soil and Sacrament. Living Life Fully. Yoga Month. The New York Film Festival. From our Wisdom Archive: To the Wonder. The Tree of Life. Our Facebook Gallery of Memes.
September 14, 2013
New E-course: Practicing Spirituality with Lawrence Kushner. Prayers for peace in Syria. God in the Midst of Change by Diarmuid O'Murchu. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. Living the Quaker Way and the practice of queries. Quaker activism. I Am Breathing. Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now. Closed Circuit. Yoga Month. 42 on DVD. On our water bodies in Body Spirituality. Touchy Feely. Wadjda. The Fox in the Library. From our Wisdom Archive: Thirteen Days. Sweet Land. Homepage on the practice of Peace.
August 27, 2013
A positive view of a spiritual path: spiritually independent. Free download for newcomers. New to the Living Spiritual Teachers Project: J. Brent Bill and Philip Gulley. Short Term 12. Cutie and the Boxer. Polishing the Mirror by Ram Dass. Bodhisattva. Bill Moyers: Faith & Reason Collection. The Spectacular Now. The Cat with Seven Names. Remembering a Spiritual Master: Robert N. Bellah. Pilgrimage - The Sacred Art. Joan Chittister on Bhutan's Gross National Happiness. Emotional Intimacy. Cities Are Good for You. The Big Disconnect. New from Richard Rohr. From our Wisdom Archive: Say Anything. All Together. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.
August 7, 2013
Everyday Mysticism topic for August. Elysium. New E-Courses: The Wisdom of A Course in Miracles with Diane Berke and Welcoming Prayer - Consent on the Go. On DVD: To the Wonder, Mud, On the Road. The Lonely American. Counterclockwise. No Ordinary Apple, Stick, and other new children's books. Spiritual bathing. Prince Avalanche. Planes. Paradise: Faith. In a World... From our Wisdom Archive: The Intouchables. Rain Man. Resources on disabilities.
July 17, 2013
New in "Religions and Spiritual Paths" - Multifaith. Best Spiritual Books and Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2013 So Far. In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan: A Model for Peacemaking. Springsteen and I. Civility & Spirituality: Moving men to compassion. Museum Hours. The End of Night. The Heart Is Noble. Virtually You. Mindfulness: Gentle Ways to Let Go of Stress and Live in the Moment. A message from Evergreen Trees. From our Wisdom Archive: Monsieur Ibrahim. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea. Gardening as a spiritual practice.
July 11, 2013
Jesus & Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions. The Wisdom of A Course in Miracles with Diane Berke. Rerun of Welcoming Prayer Online Retreat. Herman's House on PBS. 56 Up. The Way, Way Back. Still Mine. Moving Miss Peggy. Spiritual Ecology. Readings on the Sacred Earth. AUM. Wake up in Estes Park. The New Kitchen Mystic. The East. The Soul of All Living Creatures. Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Practice. The "nones" are off the bus. From our Wisdom Archive: Holes. Taking Woodstock.
June 27, 2013
Practicing Spirituality at Home. A Manifesto for a Slow Movie Movement. A prayer to celebrate same-sex marriage. 12s Gallery on Being Present. Full Upright and Locked Position. 'Till Faith Do Us Part. The Unwinding. Summer Solstice. Dancing with Fire. Unfinished Song. The Sufi practice of adab. Air. Quartet. The Retirement Gamble. From our Wisdom Archive: Milk. The Kids Are All Right. Summertime and Living Takes Practice.
June 16, 2013
Interspiritual Dialogue with Father Thomas Keating on Global Spirit. Jamal Rahman in Living Spiritual Teachers Project. Spiritual Gems of Islam. Comfort clothes. Robert Johnson's and other memoirs. The Bling Ring. 11 Flowers. Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua. The Wonder of Aging. Discernment Matters. Lectio Matters. Walking the Way. Who Owns the Future? Hannah Arendt. From our Wisdom Archive: Films on the father-child bond: The War. Boyz N the Hood. Movies about miracles.
June 7, 2013
Spiritual Memoirs for June. The Art of Living and Dying on Global Spirit. America's Shadow on Film: Dirty Wars, The Purge, The Bling Ring. Remembering a Spiritual Master: Father Andrew Greeley. 12s Gallery on Zeal. Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice. Anthony de Mello Day. God's Other Children: Personal Encounters with Faith, Love, and Holiness in Sacred India. Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body. The Kings of Summer. Tiger Eyes. Side Effects. From our Wisdom Archive: Welcome. The Hunger Games. Dystopias on Film.
May 23, 2013
Crafting Calm by Maggie Oman Shannon. Wisdom to Go. Star Trek Into Darkness. Elemental. Pransky: A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home. Frances Ha. One Bird, One Stone. 33 Postcards. Drone Warfare. On DVD: Cloud Atlas, The Rabbi's Cat. Fully Awake and Truly Alive by Jane Vennard. Before Midnight. From our Wisdom Archive: Men with Guns. Strangers in Good Company. Audio Books.
May 8, 2013
Krishna Dass documentary and gallery of chants. How to be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick. Praying for family and friends of Baby Boomer suicides. What Are They Thinking? (teen brains) New children's books: The Chickens Build a Wall and Peace, Baby! The Rabbi's Cat on DVD. A ritual a day for May. Earlybird discount for the Wake-Up Festival. From our Wisdom Archive: Moonrise Kingdom, Cider House Rules.
May 1, 2013
12s Gallery on Forgiveness. Praying for Mexicans dying in the Arizona desert. Mud. Presence - Relationship with Divine Love with Kabir Helminski. New to the Living Spiritual Teachers Project: Evan T. Pritchard and Joseph Bruchac. Bird Medicine: The Sacred Power of Bird Shamanism. The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Promised Land. May as Ritual Month. Free the Mind. What Maisie Knew. Iron Man 3. From our Wisdom Archive: The Big Miracle. Lars and the Real Girl. Pema Chodron live streaming event.
April 22, 2013
Earth Day. Gratitude to the pioneers of multifaith practice. Herman's House. Self-tracking in the Spiritual Literacy blog. New Elder Spirituality course: The Sage's Tao Te Ching. Bouncing Back. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea. The End of Sex. Disconnect. Safe Journey. From our Wisdom Archive: The Bear. Microcosmos. Wonder practice homepage.
April 11, 2013
New blog: Civility and Spirituality. 12s Gallery on Justice. Prayer for monarch butterflies. Defusing Anger 21-day program. E-Course on The Gospel of Thomas. Children's books from the American Psychological Association Press. National Poetry Month. On DVD: Love Free or Die, Hyde Park on Hudson. Trance. To the Wonder. From our Wisdom Archive: Baraka. Naqoygatsi. Spring practices.
March 28, 2013
The gifts of Good Friday. Easter is a verb. Renoir. Violeta Went to Heaven. Music as a spiritual practice: Ode to Joy. On God's Side. Big Data. A Complaint Free World. God Finds Us. The Company You Keep. On DVD: Lincoln. A Royal Affair. The Company You Keep. From our Wisdom Archive: City Island. Enchanted April. Birds.
March 19, 2013
Praying for monarch butterflies. The Gospel of Thomas with Cynthia Bourgeault. House of Cards. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness. On DVD: Holy Motors. All Together. Why Smile? Animal Wise. The Quiet Book. I Wish I Had... 12 Ways to Inaugurate Spring. Admission. World Water Day. From our Wisdom Archive: The Sea Inside. Big Fish. Music videos about gratitude.
March 14, 2013
Defusing Anger 21-day program. Joan Halifax and Jay McDaniel added to the Living Spiritual Teachers Project. Beyond the Hills. Children's picture books. The Neck as a Pleasure Palace. War Witch. On DVD: Life of Pi, Smashed, Kumare. From our Wisdom Archive: Mrs. Dalloway. Safety Not Guaranteed. Finding spirituality in movies.
March 8, 2013
A Place at the Table documentary and book. A Fierce Green Fire. Announcing The Gospel of Thomas with Cynthia Bourgeault and Defusing Anger. Ways to become more empathetic. 11 Flowers. Praying for exploited children. Nurturing the Soul of Your Family. On DVD: How to Survive a Plague, Argo, The Master, This Is Not a Film. Blessings by Br. David Steindl-Rast. The Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Film Festival. From our Wisdom Archive: Toy Story 2. Rango. Four month's worth of sacred poetry.
February 20, 2013
Announcing the Elder Spirituality Project. Support the Elder Project with a donation. Becoming a Wise Elder with Angeles Arrien, Remembering Debbie Ford. Planet of Snail. Bully. Body Spirituality on knees. Children's book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Brene Brown's Daring Greatly. Tara Brach's True Refuge. The Sessions. 12s on Silence. From our Wisdom Archive: Osama. Like Water for Chocolate. Sri Ramakrishna and Nikos Kazanzakis in Naming the Days.
February 6, 2013
Frederic's 10 reasons why I love reading and reviewing spiritual books. Practicing Spirituality with Thomas Keating. New series of e-courses on Elder Spirituality. The Doldrums and a Nap. Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal. Dietrich Bonhoeffer's birthday. Flight and the films of Robert Zemeckis. National Heart Month. From our Wisdom Archive: Traffic. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. The practice of love.
January 29, 2013
Working with Worry E-Course. New E-Courses. Poverty in America Awareness Month. America's changing religious landscape. 12s on Transformation. My Soul Feels Lean. Answering the Contemplative Call. The Intouchables, Searching for Sugar Man, Pina, and The Gatekeepers on DVD. The Dude and the Zen Master. The Lunar Tao. Pinansight Meditation curated content. Remembering Spiritual Masters Project: Anthony de Mello. Buddha's Book of Sleep. My hero Gandhi. From our Wisdom Archive: Breath Made Visible. Flashdance. Movies about sports.
January 16, 2013
Insight Meditation curated content. Remembering Spiritual Masters Project: Anthony de Mello. Buddha's Book of Sleep. Prayer for forgiveness of our daily pollutoins. George Fox Day. Quartet. Being in the World. Making Habits, Breaking Habits. My Neighbor's Faith. Coming soon: Working with Worry. From our Wisdom Archive: State and Main. Take This Waltz. RSS feed and Frederic on Twitter.
January 10, 2013
Remembering Spiritual Masters Project: Henri J. M. Nouwen. E-Courses Underway: Choosing to Love with Br. David Steindl-Rast and Cultivating Contentment with Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. Pema Chodron audio course. When the Iron Bird Flies. Poverty in America Awareness Month. The Mystic Cookbook. 56 Up. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea. Spiritual practices for when you have a cold. Samsara on DVD. From our Wisdom Archive: White Wedding. Winter's Bone. Quotes on change.
December 26, 2012
Help keep S&P online. Best Spiritual Books of 2012. Spirituality: What It Is and Why It Matters. The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery. Blessings of the Animals. Quartet. Les Miserables. West of Memphis. Body Spirituality blog on a new regimen for eating. Spiritual Literacy blog on guns in schools. Promised Land. From our Wisdom Archive: Made in Dagenham. The Well-Digger's Daughter. Making reading a spiritual practice.
December 19, 2012
Remembering Spiritual Masters Project: Thomas Merton. Blogs on spiritual responses to the school shooting in Connecticut. Amorality in the war on terrorism - commentary on Zero Dark Thirty. Cultivating Contentment 21-day program. Choosing to Love with Br. David Steindl-Rast. Daily Life as Spiritual Practice blog at Patheos.com. Amour. Winter Solstice. Liberal Arts on DVD. From our Wisdom Archive: Afghan Star. Polar Express. G. K. Chesterton on believing in Santa Claus.
December 11, 2012
Remember S&P in your end-of-the-year giving. The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2012. The Rabbi's Cat. Advent quotes. Support our advertisers. Praying the News for dying trees. Human Rights Day. Teeth as spiritual teachers. The Loving Story. From our Wisdom Archive: Simon Birch. The Magic of Belle Isle. Children's books in our store.
December 11, 2012
Remember S&P in your end-of-the-year giving. The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2012. The Rabbi's Cat. Advent quotes. Support our advertisers. Praying the News for dying trees. Human Rights Day. Teeth as spiritual teachers. The Loving Story. From our Wisdom Archive: Simon Birch. The Magic of Belle Isle. Children's books in our store.
December 4, 2012
Video-a-day for Spiritual Literacy Month. 12s Gallery on hope. S&P gift certificates now available. Advent meditations. The History of New Thought by John Haller. Nourishing the Spirit by James and Evelyn Whitehead. Parked. Yangsi. Hyde Park on Hudson. The Fitzgerald Family Christmas. In Our Nature. From our Wisdom Archive: The Insider. Hugo. Comedies where God comes calling.
November 27, 2012
Spread the word about this free e-newsletter. Rerun of Child of the Light with Beth Richardson, Advent and Christmas e-course. Spiritual Practices for Shopping. A Prayer for Holiday Shoppers. Spiritual Literacy Blog on awe. Body Spirituality Blog on smiling as mouth yoga. Rust and Bone. Hitchcock. December is Spiritual Literacy Month. World AIDS Day. New DVDs: Beasts of the Southern Wild and Hope Springs. From our Wisdom Archive: The Station Agent. The King's Speech. Spiritually Literate Holiday Gifts.
November 20, 2012
The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, Part 2. Fearless at Work. Don't Laugh at Giraffe and other children's books. Silver Linings Playbook. The Long and the Short of Fred's hair. Amtrak's silent car. Pray for peace in the Middle East. Life of Pi. Praying the News on Thanksgiving. Samsara on DVD. From our Wisdom Archive: Moulin Rouge. Footloose. Gratitude section of S&P.
November 13, 2012
A Field Guide to Solitude with James Kullander. Discovering What's Enough with Wayne Muller. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. All Together. Dorothy Day. Diwali. Body Spirituality: the Throat. Vamps. The Dust Bowl. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God. Anna Karenina. From our Wisdom Archive: The Lady. The Colors of the Mountain. A quick tour of S&P.
November 7, 2012
Spiritual Lessons from living in the dark during Hurricane Sandy. A gallery of prayers for our leaders. Staying Awake audio course by Mark Neop. A Late Quartet. You Are Stardust. Safety Not Guaranteed on DVD. The enchantment of rocks. From our Wisdom Archive: Diamond Men. Blame It on Fidel. The Monastic Life.
October 23, 2012
The Power of the New Spirituality. A Prayer to End Hunger. Saracen Chivalry. The Sessions. The Great Work of Your Life. Moonrise Kingdom. Lewis Richmond on worry. From our Wisdom Archive: In This World. Last Train Home. 100 multifaith resources.
October 16, 2012
Antidotes to Fear in Fear Busters 21-day program. Practice Circle Video Tutorials. A quote about empathy. Argo. Bradford Keeney and Jonathan Sacks in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project. World Food Day. Navratri. Holy Motors. Not Fade Away. From our Wisdom Archive: Yi Yi (A One and a Two). Freedom Writers. Spiritual Practice of the Day.
October 9, 2012
Readings for Emotional Intelligence Month. Wanda and the Frogs children's book. Frankenweenie. Peave, Love and Misunderstanding on DVD. Spiritual readings of the Day. From our Wisdom Archive: Because of Winn-Dixie. My Reincarnation. The Aha Mantra by Lama Surya Das.
October 2, 2012
Emotional Intelligence Month. Next e-courses: The Wisdom Jesus with Cynthia Bourgeault and Fear Busters. Guardian Angels Day. Surviving Progress. Desert Fathers and Mothers excerpt on the gift of tears. Delicacy on DVD. Skylight Illuminations series. 50th New York Film Festival. From our Wisdom Archive: The Quiet American. The Hedgehog. The Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy.
September 25, 2012
Spiritual practices for autumn. Curious Behavior, including yawning. Trouble with the Curve. Sandra Ingerman and Seyyed Hossein Nasr in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project. Deepak Chopra's God: A Story of Revelation. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The Little Book of Light. Fear Busters E-Course. From our Wisdom Archive: Three Seasons. Eat Drink Man Woman. Spiritual children's books in our store.
September 17, 2012
12s Gallery on connections. Spiritual Writings of Mennonite John Howard Yoder. Isadora Duncan Day. Finding Nemo (3D). The Master. Frederic listens to his skin. The Salt of Life. The Wisdom Jesus with Cynthia Bourgeault. From our Wisdom Archive: Darshan - The Embrace. Foreign Letters. Videos of the Living Spiritual Teachers.
September 10, 2012
Seven Thousand Ways to Listen by Mark Nepo. Daukt quotes for Yoga Month. Body Spirituality Blog - Issues in the Tissues. Young James Herriott. National Grandparents' Day. Hospitalite. Praying for African Elephants. Films coming soon: The Master, 10 Years, Liberal Arts. From our Wisdom Archive: Silver City. The Motorcycle Diaries. 9/11 Anniversary coverage.
September 3, 2012
Thanks to all who sent greetings and donations for Frederic's 70th birthday. Practicing Spirituality with Parker J. Palmer. Engaging Hope with Br. David Steindl-Rast. Yoga Month. What motivates generosity. Brian McLaren's Why Did Jesus Moses, the Budha, and Muhammad Cross the Road? John Mabry's Growing into God. Charting a life through hands. Our Council of Advisors. From our Wisdom Archive: Brick Lane. Margin Call. Find your spiritual rx.
August 14, 2012
Introducing S&P Blogs: Body Spirituality (Frederic on his feet), Spiritual Literacy Blog (The Nun Who Broke into the Nuclear Sanctum), and Praying the News (Praying for earthquake victims in Iran). Curated content on Zen Buddhism. Bourne Legacy. Marley on DVD. Living the Questions for Progressive Christians. Samsara. September E-Courses. Free video stream with Adyashani. Mary Ann and Darren at the Wake Up Festival (no newsletter next week). From our Wisdom Archive: Flow, Albert Nobbs, The Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy.
August 6, 2012
Walking as a Spiritual Practice. Living as One Human Family. S&P now taking advertising - your feedback and our plans. A Prayer for Safety as We Gather. Birthdays of Maggie Kuhn, Raoul Wallenberg, and Louis Armstrong. Love Free or Die documentary. 12 Basic Books on Judaism. Hope Springs. From our Wisdom Archive: The Tao of Steve. Billy Elliot.
July 31, 2012
Appreciating Birds. S&P's Sister Site and Partners. S&P's Council of Advisors. Practicing Spirituality with Parker Palmer. Engaging Hope with Br. David Steindl-Rast. Searching for Sugar Man. This Truth Never Fails. Velvet Elvis and other books by Rob Bell. Le Havre on DVD. From our Wisdom Archive: Vajra Sky Over Tibet. Strictly Ballroom.
July 23, 2012
Refusing to play the blame game. The Dark Knight Rises. 12s Gallery on Joy. The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions. Kneeling with Giants. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen on DVD. The Light of Her Eyes. Curated content on Judaism. Rob Bell books. Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry. From our Wisdom Archive: Free Zone. The Women on the 6th Floor. Summertime practices.
July 16, 2012
Best Spiritual Books of 2012 (So Far). Practice: the sign of the cross. Practice: Putting other people first. Grassroots. Challenges to adult friendships. The Well-Digger's Daughter. The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery. From our Wisdom Archive: Silent Light. Ram Dass Fierce Grace. Summertime practices.
July 11, 2012
Trumpets Please . . . announcing the launch of the Religions & Spiritual Paths section of Spirituality & Practice: pages on Insight Meditation, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Anglican Christianity, Catholic Christianity, Protestant Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Sufism, plus curated pages for Tibetan Buddhism and Catholic Christianity. Best Films of the Year (So Far). The Magic of Belle Isle. The City Dark. An excerpt on intention. Summertime practices. E-Courses starting Monday. From Our Wisdom Archive: Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. The Kite Runner.
July 2, 2012
Practices for summertime and hot weather. Excerpt from Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Enter the Story: Biblical Metaphors for Our Lives. Oranges and Sunshine on DVD. Global Spirit on PBS. Getting our posts on Facebook. Contemporary spiritual memoirists as saints. From Our Wisdom Archive: Sideways. Paul Goodman Changed My Life. Advanced Searches.
June 25, 2012
Collaborating on the New S&P through our online survey. Ways to Pray from Around the World with Maggie Oman Shannon. Practicing Spirituality with Thomas Merton with a Practice Circle. Golden Domes and Silver Lanters, Moody Cow Learns Compassion, It's a ... It's a ... It's a Mitzvah and other children's books for encouraging multifaith understanding. Mulla Nasruddin on rain. World Refugee Day. Invisible War. 12s on Gratitude. Beasts of the Souther Wild and gallery on what it takes to be a survivor. From Our Wisdom Archive: Smoke Signals. Eames: The Architect and the Painter. Spiritual Practice of the Day.
June 11, 2012
Rediscovering Life by Anthony de Mello. Prometheus. Yellow Submarine. Love, Peace, and Misunderstanding. Click 2 Save. A World of Prayer. Marvelously Made. All about procrastination and longevity. Bradford Keeney on your heart-opening song. From Our Wisdom Archive: I Heart Huckabees. Everything Must Go. Living Spiritual Teachers on video.
June 4, 2012
Spiritual Literacy Blog on optimism. The Aging Brain. Practicing the Presence of God. Pathways to Gratefulness. Sounds True's Wake Up Festival. Our Religiouso Brains. Silence for children. Safety Not Guaranteed. Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding. Dark Horse. Celebrating Anthony de Mello. From Our Wisdom Archive: Kate and Leopold. Today's Special. Frederic's Twitter Feed.
May 28, 2012
Wisdom To Go. Attention/Intention practice. The return of thrift. A Bus Called Heaven. Moonrise Kingdom. The Intouchables and The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching. 5 Broken Cameras. Men in Black III. Memorial Day. Raw Faith on DVD. From Our Wisdom Archive: Junebug. The Fighter. Spiritual Practices of he Day.
May 21, 2012
Giving up entitlement. Our Religious Brains. Jon Stewart, religion teacher. "I Believe" statement from Margaret Silf. Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog. My Perestroika. Elena. From our Wisdom Archive: You Can Count on Me. American Teacher. Topics & Media.
May 14, 2012
Darren's search query adventures. Call for photos about love. Practicing Spirituality with Animals. The Spiritual Practice of Re-union with People, Places, Things, and Self with Caren Goldman. Practicing the Presence of God with Contemplative Outreach. Where Do We Go NOw? on DVD. I Wish. Collections of teaching stories. David Richo on trust in relationships. From our Wisdom Archive: Vitus. The Lincoln Lawyer. Gardening as a Spiritual Practice.
May 7, 2012
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Last Call at the Oasis. Diana Eck's India. Prayers to Honor American Nuns and in Response to the Screams. Unflappable. Prayer after a flight is cancelled. Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism. When Women Were Birds and Values & Visions Guiide to Refuge. Be Kind to Animals Week. From our Wisdom Archive: Offside, Dead Man Walking, That's What I Am.
April 30, 2012
Handle Your Things with Care. Lola Reads to Leo. Bernie. Films about small towns. The Five-Year Engagement. Movies about weddings. Pros and cons of texting and email. Whole collection of poems for National Poetry month. May Day. Update on our Capital Campaign. From our Wisdom Archive: Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Harry Potter and the Sorverer's Stone, The Last Mountain.
April 23, 2012
12 on Compassion. Meditation, the Complete Guide and author Q&A. Marley movie. Goodbye First Love. More sacred poetry. Little Bird and 17 other picture books. Paul Goodman Changed My Life. Pith instructions from Lama Surya Das. Books on creativity. From our Wisdom Archive: A Serious Man, Committed, Rejoice & Shout.
April 16, 2012
Trusting in Life with Br. David Steindl-Rast. The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. The Lady's portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi. Engineering Happiness. God of Love. Sacred Poetry for the month. Animal Teachings. A Bird of the Air. The Fire Starter Sessions. Debbie Ford on courage. Earth Day. From our Wisdom Archive: Away From Her, Pay It Forward. Melancholia.
April 9, 2012
The Gift of Tears. Bully. Practicing Resurrection. Texting during movies. John O'Donohue poem on the sea. Ram Dass and Paul Robeson's birthdays. From our Wisdom Archive: My Father, My Lord; Silver City; Bride Flight.
April 2, 2012
New Section of S&P: Topics & Media. 12s Gallery on Attention. Meet our team. Sacred Poetry IV. Praying for Tibetan protesters and rhinos. The Hedgehog, War Horse, and We Bought a Zoo on DVD. Wisdom teachings from Tibetan Buddhism. Rediscovering Mary Magdalene. From our Wisdom Archive: Young@Heart, Signs, Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
March 26, 2012
The Hunger Games. 30 Movies about dystopias. Spirituality & Practice's capital campaign. Two ways to study with the monks. The brain on love. New Directors/New Films Film Festival. Our Lucky Elephant DVD. Musical Chairs. Celebrating Archbishop Oscar Romero and Flannery O'Connor. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close on DVD. From our Wisdom Archive: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Color of Paradise, Buck,
March 19, 2012
Synchronicities and coincidences. Jeff, Who Lives at Home. Announcing: Trusting Life with Br. David Steindl-Rast and The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers with Christine Valters Paintner. Seyyed Hossein Nasr on living the spiritual life. Praying Our Lives. Free Men. S&P's 6th Birthday. From our Wisdom Archive: Happy-Go-Lucky. The Shipping News. Unmistaken Child.
March 12, 2012
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Polark and East of Eden on DVD. Jean-Pierre de Caussade Day. Footnote. HOw Kirtan quiets the mind. My Week with Marilyn. London River. Coming soon: Delicacy about sadness. The Visitor, Secondhand Lions, and Agnes Browne from our Wisdom Archive.
March 5, 2012
Bhakti Treasure Kirtan chants. Rick Hanson audios on reprogramming your brain. The Huston Smith Reader. Ordinary Sacred by Kent Nerburn. Gary Kowalski book and interview on when your pet dies. Stan Goldberg book and interview on being a caregiver. Being Flynn. The Amish. Julie & Julia, K-PAX, and The Songcatcher from our Wisdom Archive.
February 27, 2012
A map of a new territory - Progressive Christian Spirituality. Christianity After Religion by Diana Butler Bass. 20 books on the decline of institutional Christian religion and the rise of spirituality. Our vision of a Progressive Christian spirituality plus an alphabet of 100 notes, quotes, and practices. Praying for beached dolphins. Five regrets of the dying. Wanderlust. Hugo on DVD. Hachi: A Dog's Tale. Clockwatchers. Much Ado About Nothing.
February 20, 2012
12s Gallery on the path of questing. Eleven Modern Mystics and the Secrets of a Happy, Holy Life. Thin Ice. Reframing Alzheimer's. Fresh takes on being present and freeing yourself from anxiety. Lenten learning opportunities. Puss in Boots on DVD. From our Wisdom Archive: The Winter Guest, The Terminal, Arranged.
February 13, 2012
Dark nights of the soul in Season 2 of Downton Abbey. A caring coach in Undefeated. Bonsai People. Thurgood Marshall DVD. Valentine's Day practices. Group Lectio Divina. Refreshing your spirit eight times a day. An Officer and a Gentlemen DVD for Valentine's Day. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman for Black History Month.
Monday, February 6, 2012
E-Courses for Lent: Exploring the Psalms with Barbara Crafton and Living the Hours with Patricia Campbell Carlson. New Living Spiritual Teachers: James Cowan, Manak Chia. A book about awakening the senses and a film about a world without your senses. Still, a spiritual memoir. Tweet If You Love Jesus. Big Miracle. Into Great Silence on DVD and Netflix streaming.
Monday morning, January 30, 2012
12s Gallery on Animals with photographs from South Africa's Kruger National Park. Wisdom in casual conversations. The Meaning of Nice. Homer, the Library Cat. The Grey, wilderness survival story. Birthday of Thomas Merton. World Interfaith Harmony Week. Groundhog Day on DVD. 100 Multifaith Resources.
Monday morning, January 23, 2012
Start the Chinese Year of the Dragon with the Tao Te Ching. Praying for PovertyUSA. Praying for Justice and Peace. Dreams, Visions, and Realities on Global Spirit. Reflection on mindfulness. Wrinkles don't hurt. GroupThink and empathy. From our wisdom archive: The Mighty, Iris, Turtle: The Incredible Journey.
Monday morning, January 16, 2012
Spiritual takes on Downton Abbey. Bill is back with Moyers & Company. Moneyball on DVD. Kate Winslet's award-winning performance in Mildred Pierce. Quotes to ponder on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. The Law of the Garbage Truck. New E-Courses: Praying for Justice and Peace with Jane Vennard and The Tao Te Ching as a Path and a Practice with William Martin. From our Wisdom Archives: Children of Heaven, A Beautiful Mind. Spiritual Parctices of the Day.
Monday morning, January 9, 2012
Catalysts for Change. Follow FredericBrussat on Twitter. The First Grader. Writings and hymns of John and Charles Wesley. Pico Iyer on the Joy of Quiet. Native American Living Spiritual Teachers Joseph Marshall III and Ed McGaa (Eagle Man). Higher Ground on DVD. From our wisdom archive: The Band's Visit, Central Station, and Cry, the Beloved Country.
Monday morning, January 2, 2012
Spiritually Literate New Year's Resolutions. How social media and Skype are reshaping religion. First year of Praying the News. A Separation. Aging well with Buddhist practices. End-of-the-year donations and launch of our Capital Campaign. Catalysts for Change - 2012. A practice for Ephiphany. Contagion on DVD. A blessing from John O'Donohue.
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