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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.
Monday morning, December 26, 2011
12s Gallery on Yearning. Two spiritual practices spurred by War Horse. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and quotes on grief. Journey from Zanskar and Margin Call on DVD. Help us keep 22,000 pages of content available to our worldwide audience. January e-courses: The Wisdom of Muhammad with Kabir and Camille Helminski, Beyond Recovery: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice with Rabbi Rami. Catalysts for Change - 2012. Companion DVDs: The Help and The Long Walk Home.
Monday morning, December 19, 2011
The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2011. Gift ideas: Spiritual Literacy DVDs, Best Spiritual Books. Children's books in our online store. Why Christians practice nonviolence. Vaclav Havel, R.I.P. E-Courses to jump-start the new year. Winter Solstice. Christmas readings from Howard Thurman. Dolphin Tale on DVD. We Bought a Zoo opening. Recommended from our wisdom archive for holiday viewing: Noel and Smoke.
Monday morning, December 12, 2011
The Best Spiritual Books of 2011. More mini-retreats for Spiritual Literacy month. January's e-courses: The Wisdom of Muhammad with Camille and Kabir Helminski, Beyond Recovery: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice, Catalysts for Change. Taoism daybook. Young Adult. Aung San Suu Kyi speaks out. An excerpt on community singing. One Through Love webcast from Rumi's tomb. A Better Life on DVD. Values & Visions Guide to grand Canyon.
Monday morning, December 5, 2011
Spiritual Literacy Month mini-retreats and poster. Mark Nepo on luminescence. David Suzuki's elder wisdom on science, nature, and the right path of indigenous peoples. Margaret Silf on landscapes for prayer. Spirituality and ancient cave paintings on DVD. Spiritual Readings of the Day. The disconnect between sex and Christianity. Hospitality modeled in Mid-August Lunch.
Monday morning, November 28, 2011
The Interfaith Amigos on where religions go astray. Hugo, the orphan who reaches out to a man locked in regret. Taming the wanting mind. Why we spend money we don't have. Help for the unemployed. December as Spiritual Literacy month. Cyber Monday Special on the Spiritual Literacy DVDs. Life in a Day on DVD and Netflix streaming.
Monday morning, November 21, 2011
The Descendants. Happy Feet Two. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. 12 on Enthusiasm. A Prayer for Sexual Assault Victims. A Prayer for Nonviolent Protesters. Living Spiritual Teachers Malidoma Patrice Some and Hua Ching-Ni. 24 Ways to Practice Thanks-giving. A gift to yourself and your loved ones: Child of the Light with Beth Richardson.
Monday morning, November 14, 2011
Melancholia. Library Lily and other children's books. Into the Abyss and the death penalty. The final Harry Potter on DVD. Our first Advent/Christmas E-Course. From our wisdom archive: The Music Never Stopped, The Castle, The Human Resources Manager.
Monday morning, November 7, 2011
Clarissa Pinkola Estes' Untie the Strong Woman. The Life of Gratitude. In the Family's discernment questions. The gospel according to Twilight. Baby Krishna and Infant Christ. Godspell is back. Values & Visions Guide to Lost in Translation. As It Is in Heaven on DVD and Netflix streaming.
Monday morning, October 31, 2011
12 on Mystery, Remembering James Hillman. In Time, a sci-fi thriller. Puss in Boots. In God's Land. Steps to contentment. All Saints Day. Wide Awake. Values & Visions Guide to Antonia's Line. E-Courses starting November 7. Book excerpts archive.
Monday morning, October 24, 2011
Moral heroes: Le Havre, Oranges and Sunshine. Huston Smith and Bill Moyers on the wisdom traditions. Tutu Authorized. Praying for 7 billion. Upcoming E-courses: Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault, Practicing Spirituality with Sharon Salzberg. From the Wisdom Archive: 100 Multifaith Resources, Regarding Henry, Praying with Lior.
Monday morning, October 17, 2011
Dancing hopes and dreams: Footloose. Following our bliss: The Big Year. The path of mirth. Responses to the wisdom of Jalaluddin Rumi and Shams of Tabriz. Recommended from our Wisdom Archive: In America, The Scent of Green Papaya, Whale Rider. A proverb to ponder, a breath prayer to try, a quotation to inspire, and a blessing.
Monday morning, October 10, 2011
Introducing a new format for the weekly e-newsletter. A Prayer for Social and Economic Justice. DVDs about animals. The sorry state of politics in America. New books by Living Spiritual Teachers. Plus, Coming This Week, Recommended from our Wisdom Archive, and Resources for Your Spiritual Journey to Carry Through the Week.
August 10 - Miobi and the Monster Called What Might Happen
The Help and Other Films about People Standing Against Racism. Curated Content, e.g. Apes and Other Animals Reframing Our Perceptons, Attitudes, and Actions. 12s gallery on kindness. Harry Potter ends. Rick Bass on Turtles and more in the Spiritual Literacy Blog. Ramadan and Koran by Heart. Kent Nerburn on the writing life. The Artist's Rule. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and other children's books. Our Scholarship Fund.
April 28, 2011 - The Little Girl Who Learned About Bodhichitta
Elder Spirituality Books. Refining Character as Elders. Creating a Monastery of the Heart with Joan Chittister. Practicing Spirituality with Eknath Easwaran. 12s gallery on beauty. National Poetry Month collection of sacred poetry. New books from Living Spiritual Teachers. The etiquette of bench sitting. Outstanding DVDs. Movies to suit your moods.
March 28, 2011 - The Boy Who Wanted Presence for His Birthday
What we're thankful for on our birthday. S&P's plans and needs for the future. Welcome back to the movies, Baby Boomers. Praying the News from Japan and Libya. Kind zoo animals and other spiritual children's books. Being, having, and doing enough. Light practices. Creating beauty out of garbage. The city as a spiritual teacher. A skinny chameleon on a Don Quixote quest.
March 22, 2011 - 5th Birthday Message
A personal message from Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Co-Directors of Spirituality & Practice. Read our Birthday Message pdf. Our Plans for the next five years. Expanding our circle with five new Circles of Support.
February 20, 2011 - The Abbot Who Left the Angel
Gallery of 12 Uplifting Quotes on Courage. Lenten E-Course: The Spirituality of the Gospels with Thomas Moore. All That We Share - moving from me to we. Of Gods and Men. 365 thank you notes. How the world is aging. The Last Lions. Top-drawer foreign films.
February 3, 2011 - The Meditation Master Who Didn't Make Use of Hatred
Winter in the City gallery. The spiritual pratice of perseverance. Grateful and gracious online communities. Mozart, Gandhi, and World Interfaith Harmony Week in Naming the Days. Spiritual Children's Books. Films about the rigors of being tested.
January 18, 2011 - The Meditation Master Who Made No Use of Anger
Spiritual Literacy in Wartime: Words Matter. InterSpiritual Meditation Online Retreat. New Gallery Series: The 12s. 12 Spiritual Energy Boosters. Praying the News. Elder Spirituality for the Baby Boomers. Two takes on social media. Albert Schweitzer's reverence for life. Karen Armstrong on steps to compassion. S&P's E-Course Scholarship Fund.
December 22, 2010 - How a Scholar Achieved Enlightenment in Darkness
Winter Solstice. Practicing Spirituality in Winter. Practicing Spirituality with Brother David Steindl-Rast. Rumi - Living a Spiritual Life with Kabir and Camille Helminski. Best Spiritual Books of 2008. The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2010. Alan Morinis in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project. The Company Men and the scrourge of unemployment. The ratitude Lady in the Spiritual Literacy Blog.
December 3, 2010 - The Shepherd Who Survived the Bitterly Cold Night
Holiday Gift Suggestions in S&P's stores. Advent and Christmas Quotations on hope, waiting, patience, and joy. The King's Speech and resources on friendship. Black Swan and an antidote to perfectionism. Hugh Prather, remembering a spiritual master. Car Spirituality. Latest posts in the Spiritual Literacy Blog.
November 12, 2010 - The Saint Who Asked for a Needle and a Bowl of Water with His Meals
Car Spirituality. Douglas Wood, a voice of the heart. Thanks-giving practices at S&P's Facebook page. Disco and Atomic War, Tiny Furniture, Unstoppable, and other films. Ram Dass returns with Be Love Now. Books on Native American Spirituality. Celebrating your inner light.
October 28, 2010 - The Abbot Who Cried with the Grieving Family
Spiritual practices for All Saints Day and All Souls Day. What to do when your practices get old. A book for caregivers? Documentaries on turning trash to art and autism. Books about the soul of cities, garden wisdom, and more.
October 16, 2010 - The Young Man Who Begs to Learn the Iron Shirt Exercises
Hereafter and Whispers of Love. Afterlife Movies. What's amusing about the New York Times. Budrus - nonviolence in the Middle East. Men's spirituality with Richard Rohr. Thomas Moore online event on the Gifts of a Dark Night. Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen. Procrastination and bullying in the Spiritual Literacy Blog.
October 1, 2010 - How Gandhi Gave Away His Shoes
Gifts available in our four stores. Welcoming Prayer - Consent on the Go. Two of the best films of the year: Waiting for Superman and The Social Network. Reflections on Autumn. A call to action to preserve Tibetan folk music. Books on our sacred relationships with animals and nature.
September 17, 2010 - The Student Who Sought Pearls of Wisdom
Our project to get our Quotes Database online. The greatest gift you can give: mindfulness. Amish Grace choosing love and forgiveness. Celebrating spirituality and aging, plus seven films about kids and their grandparents. On-Demand e-course on The Mussar Pathway to Everyday Holiness. Catfish about an Internet relationship. What's true about the Qur'an. Keep S&P advertising free.
September 3, 2010 - How Together-Action Is Like Washing Potatoes
Mary Ann's "Prezi" on Making Social Media Your Spiritual Practice. New E-Course: The Liberating Promise of Lovingkindness with Sylvia Boorstein. Food, Faith and What to Eat. My Dog Tulip. Wisdom for the Aging. A classic film about nuns. Meet the Imam behind the Islamic Community Center in New York.
February 13, 2010 - The Teacher Who Felt the Dog's Pain
Conferences Mary Ann will be attending this spring. Practicing Spirituality with Edward Hays Lenten E-Course. Online retreats on InterSpiritual Wisdom, Lovingkindness, and Intercessory Prayer. Watching the Olympics as a spiritual practice. Three books about a new kind of Christianity. Spiritual Literacy DVDs as a small group resource.
December 31, 2009 - The Monk Who Starts the Day with a Silly Face
New Year's Edition. New E-Course on Catalysts for Change. The Best Spiritual Books of 2009. The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2009. Spiritually Literate New Year's Resolutions. Spirituality & Practice's social media. Give a tax-deductible donation to support our mission.
September 13, 2009 - The Kind Man Who Spread Happiness to Everyone
E-Courses on Western and Eastern Spirituality: Living the Hours and Practicing Spirituality with Ram Dass. The Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy being explored on Facebook. New books from our Living Spiritual Teachers. Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2009 (So Far) and other recommended movies. Natalie Goldberg and Anne Lamott in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project.
July 28, 2009 - The Monk with a Zeal for Cleaning
Sppirituality & Practice's new Facebook fan page. Best Spiritual Books of 2009 (So Far). Online sacred text retreat The Essence of the Qur'an. Harry Potter and less popular but highly recommended movies. Cheri Huber and Geri Larken in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project.
June 27, 2009 - The Youth Who Went Looking for Enlightenment
How to design your own spiritual education with Advance Searches at S&P. Practicing Spirituality with Money. Good Reads. Focus on Iran - The Stoning of Soraya M. and Iranian Films Seen from a Spiritual Perspective. Afghan Star and other recommended flms. Learning to Receive.
May 27, 2009 - The Old Man Who Was Hired to Be Difficult
Practicing Spirituality with Quakers. 25 Reasons Why Twitter Is Spiritual. Huston Smith's Autobiography. Global Spirit on LinkTV. Additions to the Living Spiritual Teachers Project: Eckhart Tolle and Julia Cameron. Jose Hobday in Remembering Spiritual Masters Project. Good Reads. Recommended Movies. New Spoken-Word Audios. Make a monthly donation to S&P.
April 12, 2009 - Special Edition E-Newsletter
Global Spirit on LinkTV. Love's Universe: A Seven-Week Online Retreat with the Sacred Poetry of Rumi.
April 7, 2009 - The Monk Who Didn't Want New Clothes
Frederic on Twitter. 4 E-Courses for the Financial Crisis. One Square Inch of Silence. The Second Book of the Tao. New Additions to the Living Spiritual Teachers: Karen Armstrong, Caroline Myss, Wayne Dyer. New foreign and independent movies. Slumdog Millionaire and other great films on DVD. Mary's Ann's interviews in the S&P Press Room.
February 28, 2009 - The Town Where the Sabbath Was like Sabbath in Paradise
Forgiveness Resources. Jesus Books. New Additions to the Living Spiritual Teachers: cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien and teacher of African spirituality Sobonfu Some. Spirituality & Practice Press Room - get releases, flyers to duplicate, and logo graphics.
January 25, 2009 - The Jew Who Felt Sabbath Joy All Week
Spiritual Practices for the Inauguration of Barack Obama. Lenten E-courses: The Cry of the Prophet (with Joan Chittister and Benetvision), Forgiveness - Growth in Love (with Contemplative Outreach), Practicing Spirituality with Jesus - Lent 20009 (a repeat of our popular program). New RSS feed. Cultural snapshots in the Spiritual Literacy Blog. Good reads and award-winning films.
January 7, 2009 - Why the Pigs Can Feel Sorry for Themselves
Change Month - 31 quotations to mark the occasion. An Interview with Elizabeth Lesser on Creating Your Best Life. The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2008. The Best Spiritual Books of 2008. Spiritual Literacy Blog.
November 29, 2008 - The Tree that Was Awarded the Grand Transnational Peace Prize
Too much on trees. Advent Calendar and other programs. Practicing Spirituality with the World's Religions. Living with Financial Insecurity readings and practices. The practice of thift. Worldwide connections via Slumdog Millionaire. Year-end donations.
November 3, 2008 - The Master Who Handed Out River Water
New e-course in Masters series: Practicing Spirituality with Joan Chittister. Days of Grace: Meditations and Practices for Living with Illness. Readings and practices for dealing with the worldwide financial crisis. The Ancient Practices Series. Spoken-word audios and music for your journey. Special Offer: Spiritual Literacy DVDs and Spiritual Rx.
October 4, 2008 - St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio
Praying for wolves. New Spiritual Literacy in Wartime Series: Living with Financial Insecurity. Naming the Days for Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, Navratri. Letting Go. Movies about 12-Step Programs, inventions, Muslim humor, and more. Peace on DVD.
September 14, 2008 - The Zen Master and His Wayward Nephew
Practicing Spirituality with the Peacemakers. Acedia & Me by Kathleen Norris. The Beauty of Imperfection. Holy Ground. Moview about Miracles. Films about water rights, fun with obsesssions, aging, and coming of age. DVDs about idealism, survival, and politics. Books for Your Practice. Sharing Ramadan.
August 12, 2008 - The Host Who Intentionally Spilled the Wine
Watching the Olympics as a Spiritual Practice. Books from Living Spiritual Teachers and Spiritual Masters. Spiritual Literacy Blog on The Sounds of Silence. Films about Affairs, Friendships, and Wine. Hospitality on DVD. Gift Store section on Books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Special Offer for the Spiritual Literacy DVDs.
July 26, 2008 - The Elder Who Knew What Was in the Qur'an
Travel Presence. The Best Spiritual Books of 2008 (So Far). Practicing Spirituality with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Ape Rights. A Different Breed of Superhero (Hellboy II and The Dark Knight). An Artist in the Garden named Pearl.
June 29, 2008 - Rumi and the Man with the Grudge
New Spiritual Literacy in Wartime Feature on The Spiritual Practice of Hospitality. A New Spiritual Teacher in the Animated Movie Wall.E. Why the Dalai Lama Matters. A Life Saver Called Plumpynut. DVDs Going Global.
June 14, 2008 - The Saint Who Tested His Students' Patience
Spiritual Takes on Hollywood Movies -- from Zohan to the Hulk. Father's Day Movie Festival. Finding kindred spirits through our blog. New Paperbacks. DVDs about a Holy Fool and Facing Death. Spiritual Practices from Geri Larkin.
May 29, 2008 - The Sultan's Mother and the Ant
Spiritual Practices for Nature-Deficit Disorder. Practicing Spirituality with Hindus. Recent Posts in the Spiritual Literacy Blog. The Gift of Years by John Chittister. The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull plus some notable foreign and independent releases. Gems on DVD.
April 28, 2008 - The Golden Buddha of Thailand
Practicing Spirituality with Sufis. Lectio Divina: An Online Retreat and Practice Group led by S&P and Contemplative Outreach. Coping with Disappointment. Play Month. The Power of Forgiveness. Index of Book Excerpts. Some of the best of 2007 now on DVD.
March 17, 2008 - On Being Tested on the Cleaning Lady's Name
Practicing Spirituality during Illness. Mary Ann's Workshop at Spiritual Directors International. The Spiritual Practice of Equanimity. Hope Month. John O'Donohue's last book, To Bless the Space Between Us. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, the new animated version of the children's classic.
February 9, 2008 - The Apprentice Who Was Advised to Be A Lake
Announcing a whole new slate of current e-courses including "Practicing Spirituality with Jesus - Lenten Edition" and "Practicing Spirituality with Thomas Moore." A new book and an interview from Thomas Moore. Change your habits with our 21-day e-courses on Beating the Blahs, Dealing with Disappointment, Fear Busters, and Letting Go. The Best Spiritual Books of 2007. Spiritual Reading of the Day on the homepage. Love songs video playlist. Support the more than 17,000 pages of free content at Spirituality & Practice.
December 21, 2007: Thanking Santa Claus and the Bethlehem Star
The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2007 - our choices of the 10 best features, 10 best foreign language films, 10 best documentaries, and 10 more features. A Month of Joy YouTube videos. Advent Calendar. End-of-the-Year Support for Spirituality & Practice.Special Offers for the Holidays: buy Spiritual Literacy on DVD and get a free signed copy of Spiritual Rx. End-of-the-Year contributions to S&P for General Support, E-Course System Upgrade, Scholarship Fund. On-Demand E-Courses as gifts. Other holiday gift suggestions.
December 2007: Happy Holidays
Special Offers for the Holidays: buy Spiritual Literacy on DVD and get a free signed copy of Spiritual Rx. End-of-the-Year contributions to S&P for General Support, E-Course System Upgrade, Scholarship Fund. On-Demand E-Courses as gifts. Other holiday gift suggestions.
November 21, 2007: Why the Rabbi Drank Salty Coffee
Gratitude Month Map with 30 gratitude videos and a playlist of Gratitude songs you can listen to or watch. How to Cook Your Life documentary featuring Zen master and master chef Edward Espe Brown. Living Spiritual Teachers and other teachers in the "Open Door" audio series. Sam Keen's Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds, a review, interview, and invitation from Sam.
October 16, 2007: The Donkey Who Fell in the Well
Thich Nhat Hanh on practice. Living Spiritual Teachers on Video. Search our content by Tags and Themes. New E-Course: Practicing Spirituality with Henri J.M. Nouwen. 100 Multifaith Resources. A Celebration of Rumi. Joyce Rupp meditation for the falling leaves. Gallery of Wild Wisdom. Navratri, a Hindu holiday to honor the Divine Feminine.
August 25, 2007: The Telephone Operator Who Was Asked for the Exact Time
Discovering interconnections in a city apartment and the documentary The 11th Hour. The Best Spiritual Books of 2007 (So Far). A new way to do an e-course. Superbad, a raunchy film on male friendship. New Feature - Share Links.
August 7, 2007: The Sufi Whose Feet Pointed to God
The Blessing Path. Next E-Course: Practicing Spirituality with Thich Nhat Hanh. How to schedule an e-Course and practice circle just for your Group. Lobby your art theater for The Willow Tree and Blame It on Fidel. Powerful documentaries: Arctic Tale and The Devil Came on Horseback. Spiritual parenting books. How to support S&P.
July 14, 2007: The Climbers Who Became One with the Mountain
Harvesting Memories. 31 Summertime Practices. Our commitment to the interfaith movement and the path of spirituality that can be a uniting force through all religions. Diana Eck on the pluralist perspective. Summer blockbusters: Transformers and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Email us if you blog.
June 12, 2007: The Boy Who Wanted to Talk to the Baby
Father's Day gift suggestion: Practicing Spirituality with Children. Eight ideas for encouraging children's spirituality. On the Value of Emptying Your Cup. Ending Envy. Special offers to S&P visitors from Shambhala Books and Sounds True. The hilarious Knocked Up and other good movies. Take our flyers to your summer conferences.
May 19, 2007: The Monk Who Made Three Sets of Holy Books
Subscription to 2007 Practicing Spirituality E-Courses. Difficult people practices. Transition times and places. A multifaith mix in Books. Shred the Third. What a puzzle teaches about unity.
May 5, 2007: The Teacher Who Learned the Value of Being Nothing Special
Spirituality & Practice is a Webby Award Official Honoree! New E-Course on Practicing Spirituality with Pema Chodron. Spider-Man 3: A Morality Play. Also in theaters: Waitress and Away from Her. Flyers about S&P's Resources for Spiritual Journeys and 2007 E-Courses available as pdfs for download.
April 6, 2007: The Dervish and the Scowling Man
Announcing four new Practicing Spirituality E-Courses: Pema Chodron, Children, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Henri J. M. Nouwen. Brand new offering: Spiritual Literacy Practice Circle for those seeking companions on their spiritual journey. Teleconference with John Dear. New Books by Anne Lamott, Edward Hays, Roger Housden, and more.
March 22, 2007: Happy First Birthday to Spirituality & Practice
Our version of an annual report. What we've accomplished in the first year of this website and what's coming in the year ahead.
March 16, 2007: The Zen Students Who Tried Not to Talk
New map on the Monastic Life and the film Into Great Silence. A conversation between Andrew Harvey and Caroline Myss on "The Compelling Power of Teresa of Avila." The spiritual practice of keeping custody of the tongue. Practices and interviews available at our sister sites.
February 11, 2007: The Prince Who Learned the Price of Anger
Urgently Needed: A Peace Surge to Stop an Attack on Iran. S&H Book Group Free Teleconference with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner. Practicing Love on Valentine's Day. A novel by Nora Gallagher and a commentary on the Tao Te Ching by Byron Katie and more new books reviewed.
February 3, 2007: The Monk Who Didn't Know the Earth Is Round
A quote and an image every day in February for National Heart Month. Naming the Days for Superbowl Sunday and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Birthday. Practicing Spirituality with Thomas Merton practive circle forums take off. DVD Bonanza.
January 26, 2007: The Sticks That Can't Be Broken
Frederic's account of his journey "Into the Far Country of Surgery" during his recent hospitalization, plus how he learned to honor his "Good Flesh." Our Sharing Forums for your practices. Oscar picks. Henri Nouwen's birthday. Four ways to support SpiritualityandPractice.com.
January 15, 2007: The Child Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Our new S&P Community Area -- how to sign our Guest Book. Practicing Spirituality with Thomas Merton. Best Spiritual Books of 2006. Teaching as a Spiritual Practice -- the movie Freedom Writers, prayers and ideas for Practicing Diversity, and a Map with links to 18 movies about teachers.
December 23, 2006: The Monk, the Peasant, and the Cup of Oil
The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2006. A spiritually literate understanding of Santa Claus. SpiritualityandPractice.com's Sister Sites. Give an end-of-the-gift to support this work.
December 9, 2006: Showing Respect to the Taxi Driver
Spiritually Literate Gifts and Holiday Gift Suggestions. Welcome to the Desktop Spa and HealthJourneys.com. Donate to SpiritualityandPractice.com. A few of our best films of the year selections. Books on spiritual direction and connecting with the natural world. Rabbi Lawrence Kushner's novel Kabbalah: A Love Story. Giving On-Demand E-Courses.
November 27, 2006: Paintings on the Sultan's Walls
Giving the gift of Spiritual Literacy. Talking to God: Portrait of a World in Prayer review and photograph gallery. Download available now of Sue Monk Kidd teleconference. The Fountain, Happy Feet, and other new films.
November 12, 2006: The Two Fighting Dragons
Emailing yourself reviews. Spirituality & Health Book Groups program resources for Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writing of Sue Monk Kidd, including an upcoming free teleconference. 26 Ways to Practice Thanks-giving. The beginning of the end-of-the-year film rush. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, Lassie, The Da Vinci Code, and other new DVDs.
October 23, 2006: The Golfer Who Was Just Lucky
New Viewer's Guides, Reader's Guides, and Models for the Spiritual Literacy DVDs. The Challenge of Humility. Sweet Land and other new films. Rabble-rouser for Peace, the authorized biography of Desmond Tutu. An Omaha Indian ritual for introducing a child to the universe.
October 10, 2006: How in Helping Others, We Receive Help Ourselves
Spiritual literacy in Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. How Not to Worry. What the Amish Are Teaching America. In movie theaters: The Queen, The Last King of Scotland, 40 Up, and more. Books on Quaker spirituality, awe, perseverance, and women's friendships.
September 24, 2006: What to Do When It's Completely Dark Outside
Naming the Days features for a meaningful Saturday: first full day of Rosh Hashanah, first day of Ramadan, first day of autumn. Jesus Camp documentary. Parker Palmer on "The Fundamentalist as 'Other." An ethicist questions CBS's Survivor. Quotes on the light.
September 15, 2006: The Value of Being Useless
Will the next big words in spirituality be from Taoism? Iraq veterans speak truth to power in The Ground Truth. Clips of Mary Ann's movie segments on New Morning. The little movie Aurora Borealis. Blog about us!
September 10, 2006: A Sufi Elder on Wisdom vs. Action and a Desert Monk on Spiritual Warfare
Practices and reflections for the anniversary of 9/11. Art meditation on Frederick Franck's "After 9/11, Pieta for Iraq and Darfur, and Solstice." Books and films about 9/11. Meditations about Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
September 4, 2006: The Old Man Who Said "We Shall See"
All about Values & Visions Circles and Values & Visions Guides to movies available online. Our Updates column or why to bookmark the homepage. New E-Course on Practicing Spirituality with Taoists. Labor Day. The Spiritual Practice of Keeping Silent. I Am Prayers.
August 25, 2006: Mullah and the Donkeys
Kent Nerburn's The Hidden Beauty of Everyday Life, the first selection of the Spirituality & Health Book Groups. National Dog Day and 21 DVDs about dogs with soul. Gift book suggestions. Vajra Sky Over Tibet and other new films. Time to take an on-demand Practicing Spirituality e-course.
August 14, 2006: The Fugitive and the Rabbi
How the Spiritual Literacy DVDs are being used in prisons. Talking with Children about War. Thich Nhat Hanh's The Coconut Monk. Oliver Stone's World Trade Center. Fear Busters.
July 24, 2006: How to Tell When the Night Has Ended
Spiritual Literacy in Wartime section added to website. Six collections of wartime prayers and meditations. Step into the story of M. N. Shyamalan's Lady in the Water. Practice suggestions from Rabbi Rami Shapiro's The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness.
July 9, 2006: Teaching the King's Horse to Fly
A collection of inspirational quotes on the spiritual practice of generosity. About the Practices of the Day archive. Superman Returns and needs some help from his friends. His Holiness the Dalai Lama added to the Living Spiritual Teachers Project.
June 24, 2006: The Boy and the Stuck Truck
About the practice suggestions in the Practicing Spirituality through Creativity e-course. Learning to be content. The soulful, spiritual music of Leonard Cohen. The imagination and creativity of Thomas Moore.
June 17, 2006: The Shoemaker Who Knew It's Still Possible to Mend
Remembering a Spiritual Master: Frederick Franck. Car Spirituality. Spiritual Practices for Summertime plus Learning to Be Content and Cutting Expectations. DVD Film Festival for Father's Day.
June 9, 2006: What Is the Color of Apples?
New E-Course on Practicing Spirituality through Creativity. Inspiration from the Network of Spiritual Progressives Conference. Gardening as a spiritual practice. Spiritual Children's Books.
May 16, 2006: Jesus Wouldn't Have Talked to Mary Magdalene That Way
The Marvels and the Mysteries of The Da Vinci Code. Honoring all our mothers. A Meinrad Craighead gallery. New DVDs on grief, Helen Keller, and a wild cheetah.
May 13, 2006: The Cook Who Made the Most Wonderful Hash
A special issue of the e-newsletter with the story of how we came to be distributing the 6-DVD series based on our book Spiritual Literacy plus an invitation to join us in developing models for its use.
April 27, 2006: The Holy Man and the Critic
Two best-of-the-year movies: Akeelah and the Bee and Water. Our meditation on United 93. Thich Nhat Hanh's poem "Please Call Me by My True Names" on Spiritual Literacy DVDs.
April 20, 2006: The Monk's Umbrella
The importance of attention. Frederick Buechner on how trees are happy to see us. Mary Oliver's poetry. New in Paperback. Earth Day.
April 12, 2006: The God Who Loves Root Beer
Megan McKenna's stories and witness. Remembering William Sloane Coffin. Compassion and Holy Week.
April 3, 2006: The Rabbi Who Hummed and Danced
National Poetry Month. The precanned search and the spiritual lessons in html.
March 20, 2006: The Prisoner and the Prayer Rug
Launch week at Spirituality & Practice. Tour the site.
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