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Teaching for Self-Transcendence: Spiritual Practices in the World Religions Classroom

A spiritual practices project has become the centerpiece of my  9th grade World Religions curriculum. Students can choose any spiritual practice (such as meditation which resulted in the dreamy image of rebirth above) to help themselves grow. This entry shares … 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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Centering Prayer and the Call to Wisdom: A Personal Reflection

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart [bhakti], with all your soul [raja], with all your strength [karma], and with all your mind [jnana].” – Huston Smith’s forward, p. xiii in American Veda by Phlip Goldberg. Introduction I … Continue reading

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The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere: Visionary Images of Christian Education

Following failure as a soldier, Francis of Assisi came to a radical re-visioning of his life that can be aptly summarized in 2oth century Catholic monastic Thomas Merton’s phrase, “The gate of heaven is everywhere.” His affection for brother sun … Continue reading

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St. Francis, Pentecost, and Assisi 2012: A Christian Vision of Contemplative Action

Cynthia Bourgeault (second from right) is joined by Suzanne Friedericks (far right), Richard Friedericks (second from left), and myself (far left) in front of an image of St. Francis.  Cynthia along with Richard Rohr taught a week-long course in Assisi … Continue reading

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