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Comparing Belief Traditions



Comparing belief traditions isn’t just an academic exercise, but a drive to understand all the ways in which we as humans experience the spiritual, the Divine, and our own reality. By relating the unfamiliar to the familiar, we are better able to see both what connects us in common experience and the unique perspectives we have to offer one other.

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Prophets In Islam - Abraham and Moses

An insightful program illustrating the reverence of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) and Moses (Musa) in the Islamic religion.

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The Case for God

A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.

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On Lay Monasticism

This is an edited transcript of a discussion that took place June 10, 1977 in Petersham, Massachusetts. The occasion was a week-long meeting of forty monks, nuns, and lay people of differing religious traditions to discuss their mutual goals.

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FindCenterBut doesn’t that make sense? That the infinite would be, indeed . . .

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Karen Armstrong: "The Biblical God Is a Starter Kit" | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

World renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong spent seven years in a Roman Catholic convent searching for God. It wasn't until after she left that she found him. Watch as she reflects on her spiritual journey and find out why she says the Biblical God is only a starter kit to faith.

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A Short History of Myth

“Human beings have always been mythmakers.” So begins best-selling writer Karen Armstrong’s concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it.

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The Heart of Prayer

..prayer is not just saying prayers: it is the activity of religion. “Religion” is one of those strange nouns that have no verb. You can’t say, “I’m religioning.” I think the word “praying” is the closest equivalent. - Brother David Steindle-Rast

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FindCenterIf absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it.

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How Do I Know Which Kind of Meditation Is Best for Me? ~ Shinzen Young

The purpose of this interview was to introduce people to meditation and/or to Shinzen in a more casual, talk-show type format - thus Steph is playing the role of non-meditating talk-show host while Shinzen maintains his role as insightful, innovative teacher who speaks from deep experience & wisdom.

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The Wisdom Of Carl Jung

One of the greatest psychological thinkers of modern times, Jung's ideas about inner growth, wholeness, aging, spirituality, parenting, and mystical experience have revolutionized the way we think.

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