A Celebration of Rumi
Explore the gifts of the great Sufi mystic’s poetry, teachings, and personal witness. These readings about the life and significance of Rumi, plus video clips of poetry readings and meditations, speak to the universal yearning for a closer connection to the Divine; a spiritual vision that is at once sensual, celebratory and pensive; identification with nature and animals; embracing mystery; and most of all, love – in the way we treat our neighbors and in how we relate to the Holy One.
Consider birds as representative of our yearning for purity, freedom and play; fellow pilgrims on earth; guides to the meaning of place; soul singers; ambassadors; or messengers of joy. Our content about birds, including books, children’s books, DVDs, quotes, stories, excerpts, poetry, and prayers, give you many ways to view them and appreciate them.
Join us in tackling this environmental, economic, and social problem as a central element of spiritual activism. These quotes, e-course, spiritual practices, films, books, organizations, teachers, and memes about global warming and climate change call us to change our habits and ideas to actions that embody deep respect for the world around us and those with whom we share it.
Consider experiencing the monastic life as part of your spiritual journey. Books and movies about the life of monks, nuns, and lay people living a contemplative life offer a treasure trove of devotional opportunities and resources to help you recognize the presence of the sacred in everything.
Gain a deeper understanding of racism in our world and develop empathy and compassion for its victims. These books, books excerpts, quotes, blog posts, personal explorations, and more provide antidotes to the fears and resentments at the root of racism through the spiritual practices of Compassion, Connections, Hope, Hospitality, Imagination, Justice, Kindness, Listening, Love, Meaning, Openness, Peace, Reverence, Shadow, Transformation, Unity, and X – The Mystery.
Practice being open, flexible, and willing to look again. These articles, books, prayers, spiritual practices, and other resources offer a pathway to practice greater respect for our bodies, our elders, the rights of others, nature, animals, places, and more.
Be wowed by the splendor of the Creation and its creatures. This curated content on whales – books, children’s books, DVDs, quotes, excerpts, prayers, and organizations defending them – gives you a good sampling of all the many ways to appreciate these marvelous mammals.