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The Role of Inner Awakening in Compassionate Action: The Worldview of Wisdom Teacher Cynthia Bourgeault

“In my own efforts to live the gospel I have found that it is virtually impossible to reach and sustain that level of ‘perfect love’ without a practice of contemplative prayer . . .. Ordinary awareness always eventually betrays itself … Continue reading

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Dragons into Princesses: Knowing the Self in “Strictly Ballroom,” Buddhist Bardo, and Christian Eros

This summer’s religion course in Bhutan with my HKIS students prompted this reflection on how all of us can take what we consider our lower selves and work with these energies to become better human beings. Our group is pictured … Continue reading

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The Middle Way between Faith-Based and Secular Education: Teaching Spiritual Practices in a World Religions Class

Introduction For years I have wrestled with how to teach religion at HKIS as a Christian school to a relatively secularized student body in a multicultural and multi-religious environment. The main issue was that while teaching from a primarily academic … Continue reading

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From Two to One: Teaching about Non-Dualism in a World Religions Class

This entry shares my experience teaching about non-dualism to grade 9 World Religions students. To my surprise, the class found the concept to be both understandable at a basic level and yet enticingly profound in its ability to transform our … Continue reading

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