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Be Healthier Today: Recovering the Intelligence of the Body

“How do we begin to seek the wisdom of the body? You do it one step at a time – eating experience by eating experience. Every mealtime is another chance to feed yourself in a natural way, to take care of … Continue reading

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How to Search for A Meaningful Life: Introducing the Tripartite Heart

Dear Students, When it comes down to it, for all your hard work that will support an affluent lifestyle, I think that most of you would agree that ultimately happiness comes down to creating a meaningful life. And what that … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Christianity? Reflections on a Buddhist-Inspired Christian Retreat

This is the majestic Christ Church in Dublin, Ireland, one of many architectural treats from Europe’s Christian heritage that I enjoyed this summer. However, with so many European churches feeling more like museums than vibrant centers of community life, my … Continue reading

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Stop, Breathe, and Be: Re-Envisioning the Practice of Prayer

“The Sanctuary,” a retreat center in Dublin, Ireland, provided the venue for my recent Mindfulness in Schools Program “Dot B” workshop, a secular mindfulness training course which paradoxically provided me with a new understanding of prayer. We did some of … Continue reading

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Calligraphy as Sacred Art: Meeting Golnaz Fathi

Golnaz Fathi, Untitled, 2011 Dear Students, Last night I had the great pleasure to hear the accomplished Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi share her passion for painting at a presentation at Hong Kong’s Asia Society. As I listened to Golnaz, I realized … Continue reading

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Using Spiritual Practices to Transform Service Learning Guilt into Compassionate Action: Two Students’ Experiences

The shadow side of powerful service learning experiences, like the one that Claudia had at the Foshan orphanage, is that students carry a burden of guilt with them when they return to school. This blog entry explores the possibility of … Continue reading

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Essence and the Self: Entering Emptiness to Find Fullness

Introduction “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Jesus (Matthew 5:4) “There are various ways of escape but there is only one way of meeting sorrow. The escapes with which we are all familiar are really … Continue reading

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